Cristiano Amon, Executive Vice President of Qualcomm Technologies, said that Qualcomm has achieved 5G data connection with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem chipset on the 28GHz mmWave spectrum.X50 supports up to 5 gigabits per second download speeds, opening up new frontiers in cloud-based services.
At the summit, Qualcomm demonstrated the very first 5G modem (the X50) installed on a mobile device. While the modem was announced at last year’s summit, this is the first occasion when we’re seeing it in a mobile device. The demo gadget was a Qualcomm reference design and not a production phone.
Qualcomm demonstrated the device hitting a speed of 1 Gbps on the 28 mm frequency band, and expressed that paces of more than 5 Gbps will be accomplished as the 5G network develops.
The fifth generation of the mobile network does not yet exist, but rather it guarantees quicker data speeds and more data transmission to convey more web traffic.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X50
Snapdragon X50 will be paired with LTE modem which supports download speeds of up to 600 Mbps and this combination can provide multi-mode 4G/5G capability with dual connectivity. This is because millimeter-wave used by 5G modem would experience issues in indoor transmission unless indoor signal repeaters are used. So they can switch to 4G for reliability.
Qualcomm also reveals the Snapdragon 636. Snapdragon 636 SoC brings support for full HD+, 1080×2160 pixels display. Snapdragon 636 incorporates support for features such as Qualcomm TruPalette, EcoPix and Assertive Display to improve display quality. Qualcomm TruPalette improves display color accuracy and Assertive Display improves display performance under strong lighting conditions by minimizing power usage.
Qualcomm specified in its official statement that the Snapdragon X50 expected to support commercial launches of 5G devices and networks in the first half of 2019.