Qualcomm plots out 5G future: Everything from its Snapdragon Tech Summit – CNET

The 5G phones are coming.

At Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Technology Summit on Tuesday, company president Cristiano Amon showed off onstage a prototype 5G device that could tap into “live” 5G networks at the event.

“We’re months away from launching 5G,” he told the crowd.

Along with the 5G prototype phone, here are a handful of announcements from the show:

You can watch today’s stream embedded above (or at qualcomm.com) starting at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m PT. Today’s event is the first of 3 keynotes from the chipmaker’s third annual confab, with the company promising “several industry milestones related to 5G, Snapdragon mobile platforms, and Always Connected PCs.” 

That itinerary is a natural progression from last year’s event, which saw the debut of the Snapdragon 845 (that went on to power most of 2017’s high-profile Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and OnePlus 6T) and the first wave of Qualcomm-powered Windows laptops, boasting battery life of 20 hours or more.

We’ll have complete coverage of Qualcomm’s announcements all week. 

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