Published: Wed, October 18, 2017
Science | By Cecil Little

Qualcomm Fits Its Briefcase Sized 5G Modem Into A Phone

Qualcomm Fits Its Briefcase Sized 5G Modem Into A Phone

The modem supports up to 12 LTE standards and can deliver data transfers up to 600mbps speeds.

Qualcomm is at the absolute bleeding edge of connectivity technology, with the world's first tests of 5G connections on a mobile device now completed.

Also today, to aid in the development of 5G mobiles Qualcomm unveiled the first 5G smartphone reference design. If the company wants to manufacturer an ultra-wide phone at an affordable price tag, they will definitely going to use this Chipset in the device.

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The 5G modem was first announced a year ago, but yesterday it appeared as the X50 in a test within a brand new Qualcomm reference design handset that the company will be using to test 5G in the run-up to market.

The company also announced it is offering a 5G smartphone reference design that allows OEMs to test how a prototype 5G phone works in portrait or landscape mode, for example, and other behaviors like switching from LTE to 5G. This achievement has accelerated the delivery of 5G NR enabled mobile devices to consumers, hopefully making commercial launches of 5G networks a possibe by early 2019. As we all know, high end smartphones are not affordable for everyone and there are more people who like to purchase a mid-range smartphone rather than spending more money on a high end smartphones. Qualcomm obtained gigabit speeds across the 28GHz millimetre-wave (mmWave) frequency band.

The chipset can support up to 24MP cameras along with Zooming and autofocussing capabilities. You also get support for Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec for Hi-Fi audio on the go. As expected, he showcased this at the company's key wireless event, the 4G 5G summit that takes place October 17 and 18 2017 in Hong Kong.

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Qualcomm Technologies has divulged the Snapdragon 636 mobile platform, endorsing noteworthy enhancements across performance, gaming, and display. It also supports Assertive Display, so we can expect better visibility in improper lighting conditions.

Lastly, Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 636 can be used in smartphones designed around the Snapdragon 630 or 660, so we may see some manufacturers re-release some models with the new chip in the future.

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