Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone
A Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone. Courtesy Samsung

Qualcomm revealed Wednesday that it’s latest Snapdragon chips are powering the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones, including the world’s first 5G model.

The new Samsung phones, which have been described as “iPhone killers” amid the continuing Apple-Qualcomm legal battle, use the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform.

“We are extremely proud to share our technology inventions and help bring 5G to the world through cutting-edge devices like the Samsung Galaxy S10,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager of mobile at Qualcomm Technologies.

“The Samsung Galaxy S10 powered by the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform is designed to deliver the experiences today’s consumers demand,” he added.

The Qualcomm chips include a central-processing unit, graphics processor, image processor and wireless modem.

“The Galaxy S10, based on the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, is the first commercial smartphone to support multi-gigabit speeds and we’re eager to see all the ways 5G will impact the world,” said TM Roh, president of Samsung’s mobile communications division.

The product introduction comes as Qualcomm and Apple are locked in a legal battle over payments for use of the San Diego company’s technology patents.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.