It looks like things will get even more interesting for 5G in the mobile market. The first half of the year was full of new announcements from smartphones With this technology, but now companies will focus on two key areas with 5G to the mix!
Qualcomm prepares cheap chipsets with 5G. See which ones!
First, they want to launch an integrated mobile solution and then put this technology on smartphones cheaper. Qualcomm is already moving at full speed to make this possible, as this chipmaker announced today at IFA 2019 that its future mid-range 600 and 700 series Snapdragon chipsets will have integrated 5G modems.
This is important not only for Qualcomm but also for the entire mobile device industry. Qualcomm chipsets power most of the smartphones in today's world, and if an affordable 5G chip is made available to manufacturers, we may see tremendous momentum in adopting this technology.
In fact, Qualcomm has revealed that it is already in negotiations with at least 12 suppliers of smartphones many different. They are OPPO, Realme, Vivo, Redmi, Motorola, LG and HMD Global (Nokia). That said, it's likely that the next two smartphones from HMD Global with 5G have this 700 Series chipset inside.
The samples of these chips are already ready and the first smartphones 5G with Snapdragon 700 chipset to be released by the end of this year. As for the smartphones who also bet on this technology but will use the Snapdragon 600 chipset should only see the light in the second half of 2020.
This announcement comes just hours after Huawei's first integrated 5G chip, the Kirin 990 5G, was unveiled. It's also worth adding that Samsung is already eyeing the mid-range 5G market with its new Exynos 980 chipset, which has one of these integrated modems. And know that the Chinese manufacturer Vivo has already confirmed that you will use it.
With different kinds of solutions coming up in the coming months, it seems that the real revolution is just beginning.