FSM100xx industry’s first
Qualcomm has announced the industry’s first 5G NR solution targeted for small cells and remote radio head deployments (FSM100xx).
Will be finished this year
3GPP has locked the 5G standard and Qualcomm’s first 5G modem, called the X50, will enter production in the latter part of the year. It is a 10nm chip that goes arm in arm with Snapdragon 855.
Softbank spills the beans
None other than Softbank leaked the fact that Snapdragon 855, a chipset that will power the Galaxy S10 and other top Android phones in 2019 which will come with Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem.
Exclusive: They will wait
After months of investigation we can report with a high level of certainty that Apple doesn’t plan to have 5G capabilities in an iPhone in 2019.
Wireless VR from PC to HMD Snapdragon 835
By the summer of 2017, I started hearing the term edge computing from a lot of C level meetings I had in the computing industry and it became very clear that this is the next big thing. At MWC 2018, Qualcomm demonstrated edge computing 5G mm Wave powered VR, which is likely to become the future of VR.
20 OEM designs on X50
Qualcomm just announced the number of OEMs making X50 based phones at a Mobile World Congress 2018 press conference.
Intel, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft have plans
Intel and its PC sums are already thinking about rolling out 5G-equipped PCs late in 2019.
Meizu signed a licensing agreement with Qualcomm in the last days of 2016 and since it takes some time to develop a phone on a new platform, it looks like that Meizu X2 is the Snapdragon 845 powered phone.
Triples the speed from last demo
Snapdragon X24 is a huge step forward getting the connection on your phone up to 2 Gbps, but 5G will be faster. Qualcomm has just announced that an X50 modem can get you to 4.51 Gbps speeds and probably faster by the launch day.
Qualcomm’s three mm wave antenna
Last year in October we saw Cristiano Amon, a EVP of Qualcomm at that time, holding a 5G prototype in his hand. This time, we had a chance to play with a mock up of an actual 5G NR, a phone form factor prototype in Beijing, China.