Exclusive: They will wait
After months of investigation we can report with a high level of certainty that Apple doesn’t plan to have 5G capabilities in an iPhone in 2019.
A 5G smartphone will cost $1000 or $5000 for an iPhone
It is starting to look like the arrival of 5G will come at such a high premium it will put a lot off. Word on the street is that an average 5G smartphone will cost $1,000 dollars which means that super premium phones with an over-the-top mark-up like the iPhone will come in at much higher than that.
Wireless VR from PC to HMD Snapdragon 835
By the summer of 2017, I started hearing the term edge computing from a lot of C level meetings I had in the computing industry and it became very clear that this is the next big thing. At MWC 2018, Qualcomm demonstrated edge computing 5G mm Wave powered VR, which is likely to become the future of VR.
So not as ready as the Tame Apple Press claims
Intel has been benefiting from the anti-Qualcomm rhetoric coming from the Tame Apple Press (TAP) over its 5G modems.
20 OEM designs on X50
Qualcomm just announced the number of OEMs making X50 based phones at a Mobile World Congress 2018 press conference.
ULV for the first ever 7nm chip
Cristiano Amon told us not so long ago that Samsung and Qualcomm are now big friends and allies, and confirmed that Samsung will be working with Qualcomm on current and future phones. Now, both companies have announced that Snapdragon 5G chipset will be using Samsung’s 7nm LPP EUV process.
The board will discuss the next step
Valentine’s Day was quite hot as both Qualcomm and Broadcom senior management discussed the Broadcom acquisition proposal.
Ready in 2019, confirmed by Cristiano Amon
One thing we came away with from yesterday’s big Qualcomm announcement that 20 companies are committed to coming to market in 2019 with Qualcomm X50 NR based devices. Cristiano Amon, the President of Qualcomm just confirmed that Samsung is also on board with the X50.
Qualcomm’s three mm wave antenna
Last year in October we saw Cristiano Amon, a EVP of Qualcomm at that time, holding a 5G prototype in his hand. This time, we had a chance to play with a mock up of an actual 5G NR, a phone form factor prototype in Beijing, China.