Qualcomm introduces its Snapdragon X75 modem designed to upgrade smartphones to 5G Advanced.
While 5G seems to have a hard time convincing the general public in France, Qualcomm already wants to take the next step: 5G Advanced. This evolution of 5G should offer more speeds and more intelligence in network management by operators. For this reason, the firm presents the Snapdragon X75, the first modem in the world that manages this level of technology.
The next phase of 5G
This is the sixth generation of Qualcomm’s 5G-compatible modem. When we talk about a modem here, the firm is talking about a complete system that integrates the modem, the transmitter and the antennas. A turnkey solution for manufacturers.
It should be noted that the Snapdragon X75 incorporates a dedicated AI chip (Qualcomm 5G AI Processor Gen 2) capable of multiplying the AI performance by 2 compared to the previous generation. Qualcomm uses artificial intelligence to optimize its algorithms around device location and signal processing.
Qualcomm also highlights its modem’s ability to aggregate between 10mmWave frequency bands and up to 5 bands at frequencies below 6GHz. For the latter, the transmitter has been redesigned to reduce manufacturing cost and power consumption. With all this, Qualcomm promises speeds capable of exceeding 2 Gbit/s under the best conditions.
The Snapdragon Satellite connection will also be there, it is an approach already presented by Qualcomm that should allow Android smartphones to defeat Apple’s pawn.
According to the firm, the first devices equipped with this new modem will be marketed before the end of 2023. One wonders if a future Snapdragon 8 Gen 2+ chip will not put this modem in the spotlight.
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