Qualcomm expands 5G availability with Snapdragon X35 devices globally

Qualcomm Snapdragon X35, the world’s first commercial 5G RedCap modem-RF system, is set to revolutionize the 5G landscape. It opens up new possibilities for mobile network operators and device manufacturers, showcased at the India Mobile Congress 2023.

Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF System

The Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF System has garnered significant interest in the industry. Qualcomm is expanding its wireless capabilities to support 5G RedCap devices, encompassing modem, RF transceiver, RF front-end, and antenna modules. This move meets the growing needs of 5G mobile operators.

Snapdragon X35 bridges the gap between high-speed mobile devices and low-bandwidth IoT devices, making 5G more accessible and cost-effective. RedCap devices promise extended battery life and smaller form factors.

Global Collaboration

Mobile industry leaders worldwide are collaborating with Qualcomm to create and deploy devices powered by the Snapdragon X35.

Quick specifications: Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF System
  • Cellular Technology: 5G NR-Light, FDD, SA (standalone), TDD, sub-6 GHz, HD-FDD, LTE
  • Number of Antennas: 1, 2
  • GNSS Frequency Support: Dual (L1/L5)
  • Peak Upload QAM: 64 QAM
  • Cellular Modem-RF Specs: 20 MHz bandwidth (sub-6 GHz)
  • Calling Services: VoLTE, VoNR
  • Peak Upload Speed: 100 Mbps
  • Modem Name: Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF System
  • Peak Download Speed: 220 Mbps
  • Peak Download QAM: 256 QAM

Commercial devices using Snapdragon X35 will hit the market in the first half of 2024.

Commenting on the launch, Gautam Sheoran, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless and Broadband Communications, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., said:

5G RedCap is a fundamental cornerstone of 5G Advanced, playing a pivotal role in 5G’s evolution. It effectively bridges the gap in capability and complexity that exists in today’s 5G landscape, paving the way for a wider array of devices and services, while also boosting system performance and efficiency. We are excited to strengthen our partnerships with mobile operators and device manufacturers globally, propelling the 5G ecosystem forward and unlocking a broader spectrum of premium and entry-level use cases.