Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G Module Solutions for OEMs are ready

Qualcomm for mobile chipsQualcomm Technologies also announced the launch of Snapdragon 5G Module Solutions for OEMs looking to commercialize 5G in smartphones and major verticals.

Qualcomm Technologies aims to simplify end device designs, lowers total cost of ownership and support faster time to commercialization to ultimately accelerate new OEM entrants’ ability to adopt 5G in their systems.

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“With 5G networks and devices expected in 2019, Qualcomm Technologies is in a unique position to help accelerate transition to 5G, by providing OEMs with system level expertise and integration through our new 5G Modules,” said Roawen Chen, senior vice president, QCT global operations, Qualcomm Technologies.

Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G Module Solution integrates more than a thousand components across a few modules optimized to accelerate deployments and lower barriers to entry, by further eliminating complexities in device design.

With sampling expected in 2019, customers can benefit from a reduction in footprint of up to 30 percent compared to designs using discrete components.

Qualcomm earlier said it’s working with OEMs to develop Snapdragon X50-powered smartphones, mobile hotspots, Always Connected PCs, and immersive head-mounted VR displays in time for 5G’s arrival.

Snapdragon 700

Chipset major Qualcomm Technologies has introduced the new. Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform for smartphone device OEMs.

On-device AI supported by Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, and improvements to camera, device performance and power, supported by the heterogeneous compute power of premium features including the Spectra ISP, Kryo CPU, Hexagon Vector Processor and Adreno Visual Processing subsystem are the features.

“The Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series will bring premium tier technologies and features into more affordable devices, something our global OEM customers and consumers are demanding,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies.

Snapdragon 700 products will come with the multi-core Qualcomm AI Engine delivering up to 2x improvements for on-device AI applications compared to the Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform.

Snapdragon 700 will debut architectures across the mobile platform, including Qualcomm Spectra ISP, Kryo CPU and Adreno Visual Processing subsystem, which will offer up to 30 percent improvements in power efficiency, and better performance and battery life across numerous applications compared to the Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform.

700 Series products will benefit from Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology, engineered to get up to 50 percent charge in 15 minutes.

Snapdragon 700 Tier will feature advanced wireless technologies with ultra-fast LTE, carrier Wi-Fi features, as well as enhanced Bluetooth 5.