Qualcomm Unveils Roadmap for Bringing 5G Mainstream in 2020
Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon said that he sees 2020 as the year 5G will go mainstream and provide more consumers around the world with multi-gigabit speeds. The new Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms define what is possible in flagship smartphones while enabling broad based 5G adoption across the growing number of commercial networks.
“5G will open new and exciting opportunities to connect, compute, and communicate in ways we’ve yet to imagine and we are happy to be a key player driving the adoption of 5G around the world,” said Amon. “Our Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms announced today will continue to show leadership in the industry and deliver on the promise of scaling 5G in 2020.”
Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager in the mobile unit, unveiled two new 5G Snapdragon mobile platforms to lead and scale 5G and AI in 2020. The flagship 865 Mobile Platform, which includes the Snapdragon X55 Modem-RF System, is designed to deliver very high connectivity and performance for the next generation of flagship devices. The Snapdragon 765/765G brings integrated 5G connectivity, AI processing and select Elite Gaming experiences.
Katouzian also introduced our first family of mobile platform-based modules, the Snapdragon 865 and 765 Modular Platforms. These platforms are products of an end-to-end strategy to empower the industry with the tools needed to scale 5G with ease, offering lower development costs while also more quickly commercializing products with new industrial designs for mobile and IoT devices. The first carriers announcing support of the certification program for Snapdragon Modular Platforms are Verizon and Vodafone, with more expected in 2020. Katouzian also announced 3D Sonic Max, the latest version of our ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that offers a recognition area that is 17x larger than the previous generation.