More than a dozen world smartphone and PC OEMs have tied up with Qualcomm to include the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem on to their cellular units. Qualcomm has stated the primary smartphones that includes its X50 5G NR modem will hit the market in 2019, with Chinese model Vivo promising such a handset subsequent 12 months. Major cellular telephone OEMs becoming a member of arms with Qualcomm to include the 5G modem in their future smartphones embrace the likes of Xiaomi, Nokia model licensee HMD Global, Sony, LG, HTC, Oppo, and ZTE.

Other OEMs which have partnered with Qualcomm are Fujitsu, Inseego/ Novatel Wireless, NetComm Wireless, Netgear, Sharp, Sierra Wireless, Telit, Wingtech, and WNC. Devices by these OEMs shall be constructed across the sub-6GHz and millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum bands beginning subsequent 12 months.

Apart from smartphones, the brand new Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem shall be obtainable on Always Connected PCs, Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs) – together with Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Extended Reality (XR) – and Mobile Broadband. Qualcomm claims this expertise will supply quicker looking, quicker downloads, higher streaming, and instantaneous cloud entry on telephones. The modem will allow excessive pace and low latency for Always Connected PCs, and ultra-low latency for HMDs.

“As evidenced by our work with these distinguished OEMs from around the globe and as we demonstrated in 3G and 4G LTE, Qualcomm Technologies is utilizing our deep expertise and technology leadership to support the successful launch of 5G NR, driving innovation in the mobile ecosystem,” stated Alex Katouzian, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile, Qualcomm Technologies.

Separately, Qualcomm has additionally partnered with a number of wi-fi community operators in the above talked about sub-6GHz and millimetre wave (mmWave) bands. These embrace AT&T, British Telecom, Sprint, China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Verizon, Telstra, Singtel amongst others. The upcoming trials will mix Qualcomm’s 5G platform and smartphone reference design with an purpose to commercialise compliant 5G merchandise later this 12 months.

To additional showcase this, deliberate demonstrations shall be held at this 12 months’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Qualcomm sales space is anticipated to have Snapdragon X50 modems reaching speeds of “several gigabits per second.”

A HTC handset with 5G assist, stated to be the U12, was just lately showcased at an business occasion in Taiwan. The handset was proven delivering obtain speeds of 809.58Mbps.


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