6 Great Things 2020 Model Android Phones Can Do

From video editing over 5G to storing your driver's license safely, we list the things that can be done with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 865 chipset.


Thanks to its built-in processors, phones are becoming faster, smarter and more efficient each year. If you like your phone's photo, slow-motion video and face recognition or fingerprint unlocking, we can say that it's all thanks to the powerful chipsets inside. Snapdragon 865, the next chipset Qualcomm has introduced for the latest Android phones, is laying the foundation for new features that can be added to your phone next year.

The features of the Snapdragon 865 with 5G connectivity, 200-megapixel camera, digital driver license support and desktop-level gaming experience on smartphones are already exciting. But in addition to this, we list some of the technologies that Qualcomm has announced for future smartphones at the Snapdragon Summit.

8K Video Editing over 5G

All phones using Snapdragon 865 will be ready for 5G connectivity and will be capable of supporting ultra-high-definition 8K videos that can be converted to very large files.

For example; A 30-second 8K file can easily take up to 1GB of space. It can take up to 20 minutes to load this file with a 4G connection, making it less useful to upload even videos smaller than 8K without a fast Wi-Fi connection, and consumes your battery almost completely in the process. With 5G, uploading and editing such videos in your cloud account will be faster, and you can even collaborate with friends while editing.

Two Finger Biometric Unlock for Most Secure and Sensitive Applications

Qualcomm's in-screen fingerprint reader, which uses sound waves to unlock the phone, made a rocky start, especially when applied to the Galaxy S10 and Note 10. Now Qualcomm uses this technology as a fingerprint reader that will provide a target big enough for Trying again with 3D Sonic Max. 

You can select one or two-finger to unlock options on phones, or perhaps enable dual-finger authentication for mobile payments or banking applications only. This technology can also measure your heart rhythm and provide information for new health practices.

Faster screen refresh rates

“Fast” screen phones are becoming widespread. The typical 60Hz refresh rate increased to 90Hz or even 120Hz on some phones; this means more convenient graphics for gaming. But that's not the only benefit.

The Snapdragon 865 will support screen refresh rates of up to 144Hz, making computer games as well as all screen animations clearer and smoother. Higher screen refresh rates will also allow the better application of popular face filters.

Google Now Knows Where You Are by Just Listening

To activate the assistant, words like “ Ok Google “ are already defined on your phone. Snapdragon 865 wants to take this a step further with sensors that can listen to your environment and interpret what is happening.

Imagine that your phone can recognize a crying baby, a broken glass or a gunshot. Perhaps your phone, along with a video from the baby monitor, may give an alarm to alert you to check the baby.

Instant Live Translation and Transcription

Google introduced live video transcription on Android 10 and Pixel 4 's voice recorder app receives unique transcriptions. The demo we saw this week, however, was closer to the universal interpreter of sci-fi lore, a software system that transcribes in English and Chinese languages ​​without skipping anything.

In another demo, the phone dialed the English spoken words and then told the recipient in Chinese. The whole process took place over the phone at that moment. Yes, a similar feature is also available in Google Translate, but the Snapdragon 865-Android 10 combination brings the instant translation to a whole new level.

Use Your Phone as a Window to the World Around You

Mobile app developers have been experimenting with augmented reality for years. There are examples from the Yelp Monocle app to find and show business opportunities near you and the Google Maps app that takes you to your destination with a giant arrow. The problem is; these features require immediate rotation to be useful. Faster 5G connectivity can help us with this.

A demo showed a 3D world map made of wooden blocks. When you hold your phone at any point on this map, augmented reality makes it animation for you. As we took the phone around the world, TikTok videos from that region appeared on the screen. The idea was to easily select and view popular videos from each geography.

I hope in 2020 we have been able to demonstrate some possible possibilities in smartphone technology. What Qualcomm was trying to do with these demos was to spark the spark of ideas. It is up to phone manufacturers and application developers to create special experiences that we can really use.