Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

OEMs and carriers are committed to the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem

OEMs and carriers are committed to the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem OEMs and carriers are committed to the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem
Theresa Hayes | 09 February, 2018, 11:50

Qualcomm Technologies Inc, which is a subsidiary of the parent firm Qualcomm Incorporated has revealed a few days ago that the Snapdragon X50 5G NR series has been selected by a few global smartphone giants to use them for producing the latest 5G enabled handsets that would be launched in 2019. Today, Qualcomm has confirmed that at least 18 different smartphone manufacturing companies will be launching Snapdragon X50 5G modem enabled smartphones.

AT&T has said it will be the first to launch mobile 5G service in the USA this year.

Wireless network operators slated to use the chipset for live, over-the-air mobile 5G trials include AT&T, British Telecom, China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, KT Corporation, LG Uplus, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, TIM, Verizon and Vodafone Group.

"Qualcomm is committed to helping our customers deliver next-generation 5G mobile experiences to consumers", said Alex Katouzian, senior VP of mobile at Qualcomm.

Presently, Nokia and Qualcomm are working hand in hand to implement the 5G technology throughout the world by the end of 2019.

Qualcomm dominated the 4G modem game getting LTE technology inside of virtually every smartphone on the market, and now the company is going to be even more dominant when it comes to mobile technologies next big thing: 5G. These OEMs are working to commercialize 5G mobile devices for the sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum bands starting in 2019 based on the first commercially announced 5G modem solution, the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem family.

Qualcomm announced partnerships with the likes of ASUS, Nokia, HTC, LG, Netcomm, Netgear, OPPO, Samsung, Xiaomi, ZTE, and others on the hardware side.

5G technology ensures multi-gigabit per second data transfer rates with significantly lower latency. These companies have a growing stake in the 5G network. Such phones will offer ultrafast downloads, high-speed internet browsing, topnotch quality video and voice calls, lag free streaming of 360-degreee video and instant cloud access.

The announcement was made in San Diego, California, during the company's Snapdragon Lab Tours & Qualcomm 5G day in San Diego, California.