Qualcomm Expects to Power More than 30 Commercial 5G Mobile Devices in 2019

Qualcomm Technologies has announced strong 5G device momentum with more than 30 5G design-wins. The majority of these design wins are smartphones, from global OEMs featuring the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and the Snapdragon X50 5G modem family. In addition to the mobile platform, all customer OEMs and nearly all the devices related to these 5G design-wins use Qualcomm RF Front End (RFFE) solutions.

The Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is the first commercial 5G mobile platform designed to enable the original wave of commercial 5G mobile devices starting in early 2019. With the Snapdragon X50 5G modem family and Qualcomm RFFE solutions, devices powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform support both sub-6 and mmWave spectrum, allowing multi-gigabit speeds and low-latency that were unfeasible in mobile so far and will unlock transformative 5G experiences.

Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm Incorporated believes that virtually all 5G mobile devices launched in 2019 will be built on Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G solutions paving the way for next-generation immersive experiences, including near-instant access to cloud services, multiplayer VR gaming, shopping with AR, and real-time video collaboration.

Qualcomm 5G journey spans from foundational research in the 1990’s and the first 5G inventions in the 2000’s to the first 5G NR prototypes, trials, modem, mmWave modules and smartphone test devices over the last couple years. The company is uniquely positioned to make 5G a commercial reality starting in early 2019 – with device launches and network rollouts across North America, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Australia and China – with Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, the Snapdragon X50 5G modem family and Qualcomm RFFE solutions including Qualcomm QTM052 mmWave antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements – helping manufacturers address the exponential increase in device design complexity that comes with 5G in both sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands.


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