At the ongoing Qualcomm 4G/5G summit, the company has officially introduced the Snapdragon X50 5G modem. By this Qualcomm has successfully achieved a 5G data connection on a 5G modem chipset for mobile devices. The Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem chipset delivers gigabit speeds and a data connection in the 28GHz mmWave radio frequency band, driving a new generation of cellular technology forward while accelerating the delivery of 5G NR enabled mobile devices to consumers. Additionally, Qualcomm Technologies previewed its first 5G smartphone reference design for the testing and optimization of 5G technology within the power and form-factor constraints of a smartphone.
Also, Qualcomm showcased their first 5G smartphone design which is 9mm thick for testing and optimizing the 5G network keeping in mind the restrictions and form-factor of the smartphones. The company showed the 5G technology in San Diego using several 100 MHz 5G carriers and a data connection in 28 GHz mm spectrum.The 5G network demonstration utilized the SDR051 mmWave RF transceiver integrated circuit. Qualcomm was the first company to announce the 5G modem chipset last year, it took a year for Qualcomm to showcase the technology. The company is aiming for the commercial availability of 5G modem by early 2019 and new technology will need more spectrum bands and carrier’s transition to Voice over LTE is essential.
“Achieving the world’s first announced 5G data connection with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem chipset on 28GHz mmWave spectrum is truly a testament to Qualcomm Technologies’ leadership in 5G and extensive expertise in mobile connectivity,” said Cristiano Amon, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and president, QCT. “This major milestone and our 5G smartphone reference design showcase how Qualcomm Technologies is driving 5G NR in mobile devices to enhance mobile broadband experiences for consumers around the world.”
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