In an attempt to improve the mobile experience and usage, Qualcomm earlier this year unveiled integrated 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO solutions for Qualcomm’s recent mobile platforms. Now the company has announced that over 100 device designs from leading device OEMs in China and around the world are currently leveraging the technology.
The 2×2 11ac Wi-Fi technology is currently available on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 660 Mobile Platforms, working along with WCN3990 solution. Having said that, more than 100 device designs from leading OEMs around the world are currently leveraging the technology.
The devices with Snapdragon 835 and 660 mobile platforms that supports this technology will be having two antennas instead of one for strong coverage and better signal penetration. Additionally, both the mobile platforms has the feature that supports intelligent antenna sharing between LTE and Wi-Fi.
Furthermore, the 2×2 Wi-Fi technology also supports MU-MIMO that can boost the performance in crowded networks by allowing multiple devices to be served simultaneously. Moreover, this integration in the Snapdragon 835 and 660 platforms results in low power consumptions and cost improvements for OEM’s.
Some OEMs like Vivo, Nubia and TP-LINK have begun incorporating 2×2 Wi-Fi technology on their devices already in an attempt to enhance the Wi-Fi connectivity and performance.