The network has a list of a number of companies that next year will please connoisseurs of high-tech devices with support for a new generation of wireless networks – 5G. Among them is the popular smart phone vendor Xiaomi. For users, this means, first of all, increasing the speed of the Internet, which has played a huge role for modern people. Therefore, the innovation in question is so significant for the modern mobile industry.
It is reported that 18 electronics manufacturers will use Qualcomm's 5G modem as early as next year. Deliveries of the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem will begin in 2019 and will allow for a speed of several gigabits per second with much less latency than the one found in modern 4G LTE networks, according to the phonearena.com resource.
Additionally, Qualcomm also reports that smartphones with 5G support will allow consumers to enjoy faster download speeds, faster browsing, higher quality video calls, instant access to cloud services and 360-degree streaming video.
In 2019, a new Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G NR will find its use in devices from vendors – Asus, Fujitsu Limited / Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited, HMD Global (Nokia phones), HTC, Inseego / Novatel Wireless, LG, NetComm Wireless, Netgear, Oppo, Sharp Corporation, Sierra Wireless, Sony Mobile, Telit, Vivo, Wingtech, WNC, Xiaomi and ZTE.
As noted by Alex Katouzian, lead vice president and general manager of mobile technologies for Qualcomm Technologies:
Qualcomm Technologies is deeply focused on helping its consumers bring the mobile experience of the 5G new generation [их] to consumers, which requires an advanced broadband mobile connection 5G NR in 5G NR networks, mobile devices and Snapdragon X50 5G modem. As demonstrated by our work with these great vendors from around the world and as we showed [ранее] with 3G and 4G LTE, Qualcomm Technologies uses its in-depth expertise and technological leadership to support and successfully launch the 5G NR, stimulating innovation in the mobile ecosystem.  Autumn 2016, Qualcomm Company introduced its 5G modem X50. A year later, a well-known chip maker announced that the modem had been successfully tested and corresponded to 5G-networks. The announcement was made in Hong Kong at Qualcomm 4G / 5G Summit. In San Diego, where the headquarters of the company Qualcomm, the company managed to achieve data transfer rates of more than 1 gigabit per second. The company has set itself the goal of achieving a data transfer rate of 5 gigabits per second. The speed of 1 gigabits per second and even more was achieved by Qualcomm when aggregating data from two 100-MHz bands. The X50 modem supports aggregation of data from eight (as a maximum) of 100-gigahertz bands. More details of the prospects for using such an impressive modem in real devices that will be seen in the near future have been previously considered by Alan Friedman on the pages of the phonearena.com resource.
Despite a 500 percent increase in the data transfer rate, the 5G- The modem is expected to consume as much power as its current 4G modems consume. Qualcomm notes that this is achieved through the use of more energy-efficient amplifiers and smart antenna design. In addition, Qualcomm previously reported that by the time the 5G phones are available, the components will be reduced by 50%. At the time of the test report of the new modem, the company was able to place all the necessary components in mmWave, which is the reference design of the 5G-supporting phone.
Qualcomm also reported that it is ahead of the expected start of 5G for 6 months. This means that devices with 5G support will start appearing already in 2019.
The 5G modem Snapdragon X50 in question was, as the company said, announcing it, the first commercial modem designed for a new generation of phones that manufacturers of these popular devices will offer consumers in the future. This modem was also intended for operators to be able to test their networks with support for 5G.
The maximum speed of the modem in question can reach an impressive 5 gigabits per second. In order to provide support for such a high speed, the modem uses the Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) antenna technology.
Phone makers who will use the Snapdragon X50 5G modem will be able to provide their devices with support for 5G networks . The modem can be combined with the Snapdragon chipset, into which the Gigabit LTE modem is integrated.