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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform powering Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform, making it one of the first commercial SoC manufactured using 10nm Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) technology.

The Snapdragon 835 features the Qualcomm Haven security platform with improved security for biometrics and device attestation, a set of hardware, software and biometric technologies that provides security features for online banking and payments.

The platform also includes hardware-based user authentication, device attestation, and device security for various applications, including mobile payments, enterprise access, and personal data protection.

Aside from providing secure fingerprint identification, the Snapdragon 835 mobile platform offers additional layers of security and convenience through Secure Camera — a camera-based biometric solution for iris and facial recognition designed to improve device security.

“The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the result of a continued collaboration with Samsung to ensure its customers have access to the most advanced mobile experiences available today,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager for mobile at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Featuring superior biometric security, Gigabit LTE speeds, immersive multimedia, incredible photography and powerful compute performance, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 powered by the Snapdragon 835 mobile platform is designed to support all of the mobile experiences users need and demand today.”

The Snapdragon X16 LTE modem fully integrated into the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform supports significantly fast Gigabit LTE speeds and upload speeds of up to 150Mbps.

The Galaxy Note 8 features Qualcomm Signal Boost, the adaptive antenna tuning technology for carrier aggregation, designed to deliver a more consistent voice and data experience, indoors and outdoors.

“We are excited to continue our long history of collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, and are happy to select the Snapdragon 835 mobile platform to power the Samsung Galaxy Note 8,” said TM Roh, executive vice president and head of R&D for hardware at Samsung Electronics. “This enables us to provide our customers with the best possible mobile experience encompassing advanced connectivity, security, imaging, virtual reality and machine learning.”

Previously reported, Qualcomm and Xiaomi are also developing their own facial recognition technology for their upcoming flagship smartphone.

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