Qualcomm: First 5G Snapdragon chipset due in 2020

Qualcomm: First 5G Snapdragon chipset due in 2020
Qualcomm, the leading manufacturer of mobile chipsets, has talked about next-generation mobile connectivity at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The company has revealed that the first 5G enabled system-on-chip will ship in 2020. The company's upcoming chipset did not get a name yet, but it's likely the successor of the new Snapdragon 855.



The first iterations of Qualcomm's 5G have had a separate 5G chip which greatly affect the battery life and is not as compact. Upcoming SOC design will thus improve efficiency and battery life.

The company seems to want you to wait until next year, probably since it hasn't perfected the design and might have a disadvantage compared to some other manufacturers.

Companies like Samsung have already unveiled their first 5G handset, although we'll still have to wait a few months for the Galaxy S10 5G to hit the stores.


Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 26 Feb 2019 9:04
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