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

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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

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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”

Mitsubishi and NTT DOCOMO achieve first 27Gbps 5G data speeds in outdoor trials

Mitsubishi Electric and NTT DOCOMO have announced that both the companies have achieved world’s first 5G mobile telecommunications proof of concept for 27Gbps and 25Gbps maximum throughputs via one mobile terminal over communication distances of 10m and 100m, respectively, using the 28GHz radio frequency. Continue reading “Mitsubishi and NTT DOCOMO achieve first 27Gbps 5G data speeds in outdoor trials”

EE to launch 5G services in 16 UK cities in 2019

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EE; UK’s mobile network that is part of BT Group has announced that it is switching on 5G sites in 16 UK cities in 2019. The first launch cities will be London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham, and Manchester. EE is building 5G in the busiest parts of the six launch cites including Hyde Park in London, Manchester Arena, Belfast City Airport, the Welsh Assembly, Edinburgh Waverly train station and Birmingham’s Bullring. Continue reading “EE to launch 5G services in 16 UK cities in 2019”

What is 5G? Everything you need to know

If you are an avid follower of the tech industry, you’ve likely heard the term ‘5G’ a lot. So what exactly is 5G? Simply put, Fifth generation wireless network(5G) is the next proposed telecommunication standard beyond the current 4G standard. 5G technology offers a large bandwidth and many advanced features which makes it demanding and a lot powerful in the foreseeable future. Continue reading “What is 5G? Everything you need to know”

Airtel showcases 5G use cases and futuristic digital technologies including connected cars, Autonomous Drones and more

Bharti today, at the  India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2018 showcased a range of futuristic digital technologies as a part of the its Airtel 3.0 vision under which it aims to build networks and services that enrich lives of customers by enabling a world-class digital experiences. Continue reading “Airtel showcases 5G use cases and futuristic digital technologies including connected cars, Autonomous Drones and more”

TRAI releases 4G and 5G spectrum recommendations, price for next auction

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) just released recommendations on Auction of Spectrum in 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz, 2500 MHz, including 5G spectrum – 3300-3400 MHz and 3400-3600 MHz bands after the Department of Telecommunications (DoT)   requested TRAI to provide applicable reserve price, quantum of spectrum to be auctioned and associated conditions for auction of spectrum. This includes 3300-4200MHz bands, which  likely to emerge as primary band for early 5G introduction. Continue reading “TRAI releases 4G and 5G spectrum recommendations, price for next auction”

Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem to be used by mobile operators for 5G NR trails in 2018, devices coming in 2019

Qualcomm Snapdragon X50

Qualcomm today announced that Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem is being selected by OEMs as a standard 5G compliant for mobile phones that are expected to launch starting in 2019. The OEMs include Asus, Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited, HMD Global, HTC, Inseego/Novatel Wireless, LG, NetComm Wireless, NETGEAR, OPPO, Sharp Corporation, Sierra Wireless, Sony Mobile, Telit, Vivo, Wingtech, WNC, Xiaomi, and ZTE. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem to be used by mobile operators for 5G NR trails in 2018, devices coming in 2019”

Ericsson and Qualcomm with 9 other telecom operators achieve multi-band 5G NR interoperability

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Ericsson together with Qualcomm and in collaboration with 9 leading telecom operators AT&T, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, T-Mobile US, Verizon, and Vodafone today conducted a multivendor 5G interoperability test compliant with the global 3GPP standard for 5G New Radio (NR) Non-standalone (NSA), which also got its specs approved today. This was held in both the Ericsson Lab in Kista, Sweden and the Qualcomm Research lab in New Jersey, USA. Continue reading “Ericsson and Qualcomm with 9 other telecom operators achieve multi-band 5G NR interoperability”