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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is now as secure as a smart card

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Qualcomm’s new chip is the first to be awarded the EAL-4 + security certification, meaning it’s as secure as a smart card.

In December, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 855 mobile chipset with built-in 5G-modem.

The chipset has now been given the Common Criteria EAL-4+ global security certification, which is the gold standard for smart card hardware security assurance and testing.

In a press release Qualcomm says the following:

Completing the EAL-4+ security certification is a major milestone in our journey to bring smart card levels of security to our Snapdragon customers and users.

Jesse Seed, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

The internationally recognized certification makes the Snapdragon 855 the first mobile SoC (System on Chip) to attain smart card levels of security assurance.

In practice, the integrated security in the chip means that OEM customers can cut material costs without having to compromise on security.

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