Qualcomm to Power 5G For Phone Makers

Qualcomm to Power 5G For Phone Makers
The leading chipset maker has roped in 18 manufacturers to use its 5G technology on their devices.

(CCM) — Qualcomm announced that its Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem series will soon be integrated into devices by 18 different smartphone manufacturers. The component will be used to "deliver next-generation 5G mobile experiences to consumers," notes Qualcomm.

While industry decision makers have yet to concretely defined 5G, the Snapdragon X50 5G NR chip is expected to help in increasing connectivity speeds to the range of multi-gigabit per second. Qualcomm claims to have successfully achieved speeds higher than 1 Gbps in a trial run. The new component will have substantially lower latency than on current 4G LTE networks and will give users access to faster downloading and browsing, seamless cloud access, 360-degree video streaming, and more. Qualcomm also claims that 5G-enabled smartphones will have unlimited internet data and will be able to connect to public WiFi networks without needing to log in.

On the list of manufacturers that have signed up for the chip from Qualcomm are LG and HMD Global (Nokia). The complete list of manufacturers can be found here. Qualcomm will start shipping the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem in 2019.

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