Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 said to come in two variants, support LPDDR5X RAM

Update: Snapdragon 865 variants are said to come in two versions condenamed ‘Kona’ and ‘Huracan’, one with integrated X55 5G modem  and the other one without it. It is also said to support LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.0 storage.

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Realme 5G smartphone will launch later this year

OPPO and OnePlus have introduced their 5G smartphones this year, now Realme has confirmed that it will launch 5G smartphones globally this year. This was confirmed by Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth after a meeting with Realme founder Sky Li.  Continue reading “Realme 5G smartphone will launch later this year”

MediaTek 5G 7nm SoC with built-in Helio M70 5G multi-mode modem announced

MediaTek at the Computex 2019 in Taiwan today announced the company’s first 5G SoC built using 7nm FinFET process technology and MediaTek Helio M70 5G modem built in. It uses the latest Cortex-A77 CPU, Mali-G77 GPU and MediaTek’s most advanced AI processing unit (APU).  The multi-mode 5G chipset is for 5G stand alone and non-stand alone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz networks. It supports connectivity from 2G to 4G to bridge existing network access while 5G networks roll out globally.

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Lenovo Project Limitless world’s first 5G PC powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform announced

Lenovo at the Computex 2019 in Taipei announced Project Limitless, which calls as the world’s first 5G  always-on, always-connected PC, powered by new Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem. Lenovo did not share any specification of the device yet, but the prototype shows a convertible design, large screen and a fingerprint sensor.

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EE to launch 5G services in six cities in UK on May 30

EE; UK’s mobile network that is part of BT Group today announced that it will launch 5G in Uk starting in six cities: London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast from May 30th. It will also introduce new 5G plans, a range of six new 5G smartphones and devices. The company announced 5G roll out plans last year. Continue reading “EE to launch 5G services in six cities in UK on May 30”

OnePlus 7 Pro 5G announced, coming to EE in the UK and Elisa in Finland

Along with the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus also introduced the OnePlus 7 5G at its event, after the company showcased  a 5G prototype smartphone at the MWC in February. As the company had already announced last year, it will be available exclusively with EE in the UK and Elisa in Finland. The company has not announced any other partnerships and did not reveal the price or the availability of the phone in these markets.

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Mediatek’s 5G chip is coming to India by end of 2019

At the China Mobile Global Partner Conference in Guangzhou, MediaTek introduced the first 5G baseband chipset, Helio M70. Today, Mediatek has confirmed that the 5G chipset will be arriving in India by this year-end with the shipping happening next year.

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Samsung starts mass production of 5G multi-mode chipsets

The trend of 5G is picking up the pace swiftly, and we are seeing news of 5G all over the web. In the same lines, today, Samsung has announced the mass production of 5G multi-mode chipsets for the latest premium mobile devices.

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OnePlus 5G Prototype Smartphone powered by Snapdragon 855, Snapdragon X50 5G modem showcased at MWC 2019

OnePlus has showcased its first  Prototype Smartphone powered by Snapdragon 855 at the MWC, as it had promised.  OnePlus said that it has been using the latest Snapdragon 8 series Mobile Platforms since the release of the OnePlus One. The Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform combined with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem and Qualcomm RF Front-End solutions to power the phone.

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OPPO unveils its first 5G smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Other than its 10x optical zoom camera tech, OPPO also unveiled its first 5G smartphone at its ‘Get Closer’ MWC event in Barcelona. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with Snapdragon X50 5G modem. OPPO did not share the model number of the phone or when it will launch, but the device shown looked similar to the Find X without a notch. The company even unveiled its 5G-ready prototype based on the Find X, a developer version with integrated communication capabilities in December.

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OnePlus partners with Finnish carrier Elisa to launch 5G device in Q2 2019

At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit 2018 OnePlus announced that its next flagship will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and the company will release a commercial 5G smartphone with carrier network EE in the UK in 2019. Earlier this week it announced that it will showcase its first 5G prototype smartphone at MWC 2019 next week. Today the company has announced a partnership with leading Finnish telecommunications network carrier Elisa to launch a 5G device during the second quarter this year, making it among the first 5G devices in the Finnish market.

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AT&T to put ‘5G E’ logo on its existing 4G LTE phones

AT&T 5G E

AT&T has confirmed that it will soon upgrade the ‘LTE’ indicator on some of its current Android phones to “5G E” in markets where the company now offers 4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM, and other advanced LTE network technologies. However, the exact count of devices is not disclosed yet. Continue reading “AT&T to put ‘5G E’ logo on its existing 4G LTE phones”

AT&T to roll out 5G in 12 US cities with Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot on December 21st

AT&T 5G

AT&T has announced that it will be the first company in the US to offer the mobile 5G device over a commercial, standards-based mobile 5G network. AT&T standards-based mobile 5G network is already live in parts of 12 cities including Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Fla., Louisville, Ky., Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Raleigh, N.C., San Antonio and Waco, Texas. Continue reading “AT&T to roll out 5G in 12 US cities with Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot on December 21st”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 unveiled as first commercial 5G Mobile Platform, to power 5G mobile devices starting early 2019

At the third-annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm introduced the first commercial 5G mobile platform, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform that will enable commercial 5G networks and mobile devices in Early 2019. Snapdragon 855 mobile platform will be combined with Snapdragon X50 5G modem family and Qualcomm QTM052 mmWave antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements, helping OEMs address the exponential increase in device design complexity that comes with 5G in both sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands.

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Qualcomm and Nokia announce the completion of 5G NR mmWave and Sub-6 GHz Over-the-Air interoperability

Qualcomm Technologies and Nokia have announced that they have successfully achieved over-the-air (OTA) 5G NR data calls in both the mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum bands. It is in compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 specification in NSA mode. The interoperability testing milestones were completed at Nokia’s 5G center of excellence in Oulu, Finland using commercially available Nokia AirScale base stations and a test device powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem and antenna modules. Continue reading “Qualcomm and Nokia announce the completion of 5G NR mmWave and Sub-6 GHz Over-the-Air interoperability”