Qualcomm starts sampling 5G mobile platform to OEMs

Qualcomm Technologies announced that it started sampling of the 5G mobile platform to its OEM customers.
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The 7nm SoC can be paired with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, which is expected to be the first 5G-capable mobile platform for premium tier smartphones and other mobile devices.

Qualcomm Technologies has started sampling of its upcoming flagship mobile platform to multiple OEMs developing next-generation consumer devices.

Qualcomm said the upcoming platform will transform industries, encourage new business models and improve the consumer experience as operators come online with 5G services later in 2018 and through 2019.

“We are working with OEMs, operators, infrastructure vendors, and standards bodies across the world, and are on track to help launch the first 5G mobile hotspots by the end of 2018, and smartphones using our 5G mobile platform in the first half of 2019,” said Cristiano Amon, president, Qualcomm.

This mobile platform with 5G is designed to enable premium connected devices that bring new intuitive experiences and interactions with power-efficient on-device AI, superior battery life, and performance.

Qualcomm Technologies will share more details about the 5G mobile platform in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Recently, China-based Lenovo started selling 5G-capable Moto smartphone in the US. Also, LG Electronics, a leading smartphone company from South Korea, announced its deal with Sprint to bring out its 5G smartphone for the US telecom market.