Softbank spills the beans
None other than Softbank leaked the fact that Snapdragon 855, a chipset that will power the Galaxy S10 and other top Android phones in 2019 which will come with Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem.
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.
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.
20 OEM designs on X50
Qualcomm just announced the number of OEMs making X50 based phones at a Mobile World Congress 2018 press conference.
Intel, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft have plans
Intel and its PC sums are already thinking about rolling out 5G-equipped PCs late in 2019.
Meizu signed a licensing agreement with Qualcomm in the last days of 2016 and since it takes some time to develop a phone on a new platform, it looks like that Meizu X2 is the Snapdragon 845 powered phone.
Triples the speed from last demo
Snapdragon X24 is a huge step forward getting the connection on your phone up to 2 Gbps, but 5G will be faster. Qualcomm has just announced that an X50 modem can get you to 4.51 Gbps speeds and probably faster by the launch day.
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.
Lenovo, Oppo, vivo, Xiaomi, ZTE and Wingtech devices in 2019
Qualcomm just announced in Beijing that together with Lenovo, OPPO, vivo, Xiaomi, ZTE and Wingtech, commercial availability of standard-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) devices is to be expected in 2019.
Most of them
We are wrapping up an exciting 2017 and we are about to kick start 2018 with a high speed CES in early January. But what about 2019? According to well-placed industry sources, most phones launching in 2019 will be able to support 5G NR.