Couple of months back, Qualcomm has unveiled the first of its kind Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem, which will support the next-generation 5G smartphones. Recently, the global chipset manufacturer has revealed that about 18 smartphone manufacturing firms are expected to launch their handsets with Snapdragon X50 5G modem.
Apart from this, the company has also mentioned that scores of telecom service providers would commence the roll out of 5G networks soon. The basic USP of this latest mobile chipset is that it can manage the download speeds of several gigabits.
Those working with Qualcomm Technologies include OEMs such as Asus, Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited, HMD Global – the home of Nokia phones, HTC, Inseego/Novatel Wireless, LG, NetComm Wireless, NETGEAR, OPPO, Sharp Corporation, Sierra Wireless, Sony Mobile, Telit, vivo, Wingtech, WNC, Xiaomi and ZTE.
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.
Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, said, “Qualcomm Technologies is deeply committed to helping our customers deliver next-generation 5G mobile experiences to consumers, which requires enhanced mobile broadband 5G NR connectivity enabled by 5G NR networks, mobile devices and the Snapdragon X50 5G modem.”
“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,” he added.