Qualcomm Demonstrates Its First 5G Network With X50 Modems

Beyond gigabit
Qualcomm has managed to fits its once briefcase-sized 5G modem into a phone
By Daniel Bader
Monday Oct 16 2017 at 9:30 pm EDT 

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The firm expects 5G to co-exist with 4G LTE for a number of years, but eventually it will apparently offer speeds ten times the level we can now achieve with the present LTE standard.

1Gbps is equivalent to 1,000Mbps, and this speed would enable you to download a one-hour TV programme in HD from BBC iPlayer in less than six seconds.

Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon X50 5G modem chipset achieved Gigabit speeds in the 28GHz mmWave radio band, and showed off a reference design smartphone for use in testing the new standard in mobile data connectivity.

The smartphone reference is created to show how 5G spectrum going to get filled into small form factor.

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The chipset can support up to 24MP cameras along with Zooming and autofocussing capabilities.

"Counter to prevailing opinion that millimeter-wave is just too finicky to use in mobile, we can use advanced massive MIMO techniques and beam-forming techniques to make millimeter-wave mobile", said Sherif Hanna, Staff Manager of Product Marketing for 4G and 5G at Qualcomm.

But there are also plans to make use of the now unused 28GHz and 39GHz millimetre wave spectrum bands, which are found in the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and infrared waves. It is expected that we will witness the arrival of the first commercial 5G smartphones and networks in the first half of 2019.

Lastly, Qualcomm Technologies has announced the new Snapdragon 636 mobile platform, which boasts 40 percent improvement across performance, then improvement in gaming, display. 4K video playback is also supported. This midrange chipset interestingly has support for the ultra-wide FHD+ displays with 18:9 aspect ratio, a trendy feature to have these days, even in midrange smartphones. According to Hardware news, Qualcomm aqstic codec supports lossless audio up to 192KHz/24bit level. Recently, the giant has successfully tested the new 5G Chipset and now it has introduced a new Snapdragon 636 Chipset. Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform utilizes a 14nm FinFet process, permitting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) already utilizing these platforms to speedily and effectually append Snapdragon 636 to their device line-ups.

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