5G

Qualcomm yesterday has announced a slew of new 5G communication platforms, representing their next-generation modems, and RF front-end solutions that will be powering the next flagship devices later in 2021 as well as 2022. This includes two new 5G modems in the form of the new Snapdragon X65 and X62, a new RFFE portfolio with new envelope trackers, new antenna tuners, and new power amplifiers, alongside a 4th generation mmWave antenna module that supports more frequency bands and a larger frequency bandwidth. Starting off with the new X65 modem, it’s a rather large generational upgrade compared to the current X60 modem that increases the amount of frequency bands as well as bandwidth that a vendor can deploy in an end user device. In terms of sub-6GHz...

Samsung Confirms Galaxy S10 5G Specifications: Exynos Modem 5100 For First 5G Devices In Korea

As highly suspected a little over a week ago in our reporting of the pricing of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, the new 5G model in Korea will...

6 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/1/2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G: Launch Date & Approximate Price Revealed

When Samsung introduced its new family of flagship Galaxy S10 smartphones in February, the company disclosed prices and launch timeframes for all models except one, the Galaxy S10 5G...

26 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2019

Motorola’s 5G Moto Mod for Moto z3 Now Available on Verizon

Motorola and Verizon have begun taking pre-orders for the 5G Moto Mod, the addon-accessory for the Moto z3 smartphone introduced last year. The device supports 5G mmWave radio, sub-6...

16 by Anton Shilov on 3/13/2019

Alcatel Readies a 5G Mi-Fi Hotspot with USB-C (and no Wi-Fi?)

One of the major use cases driving 5G development and deployment is the need for high-speed Internet connectivity in locations where it is impossible (or expensive) to cover the...

7 by Anton Shilov on 3/8/2019

TCL Shows Off the Alcatel 7: Their First High-End 5G Smartphone

Right now, TCL produces smartphones under two major brands. For the Alcatel brand the company produces entry-level and mainstream handsets, whereas under the BlackBerry brand it makes specialized smartphones...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/7/2019

Sony Has a Prototype 5G mmWave Xperia Smartphone

Numerous manufacturers of smartphones either launched or demonstrated prototypes of their 5G handsets at this year's Mobile World Congress. While many of the handsets shown off supported sub-6GHz 5G...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

Netgear Preps Next-Gen 4G and 5G Nighthawk Wi-Fi Hotspots

As one of the leading makers of mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, for several years now Netgear has offered a comprehensive lineup of such products. So for this year's Mobile World...

8 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

Sizing Up The 5G Modem Market: Qualcomm, Intel, Huawei, Samsung, UniSOC, and Mediatek

It will be very difficult to look at mobile connectivity news in 2019 and not see buzzwords like ‘5G’ being used everywhere. Everyone wants to talk big about 5G...

56 by Ian Cutress on 3/5/2019

Pictured: Intel and Qualcomm to offer 5G Modules for M.2 Slots

Last week we reported on Fibocom, an Intel partner, had announced a new M.2 module featuring the Intel XMM8160 5G modem to be used in CPEs as well as...

21 by Ian Cutress on 3/4/2019

Oppo Demonstrates 5G Smartphone at MWC 2019

One theme of the Mobile World Congress trade show is for companies to show off their future 5G products - or at least a prototype with a 5G sticker...

1 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2019

OnePlus 5G Prototype: Living Large

Here at Mobile World Congress, a number of companies are showing off 5G-enabled smartphones or prototypes. We've seen devices from most of the top smartphone global manufacturers, and despite...

7 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2019

Intel and Fibocom to Co-Develop a 5G M.2 Module for System Integration

Fibocom Wireless is a company that has won investment from Intel Capital and develops wireless modules as well as communication solutions. As part of the Mobile World Congress event...

1 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2019

First Glimpse of Huawei Mate X: A Foldable 5G Phone

Constructing a stage and a booth at a trade show takes a few days. It just so happens that the media end up arriving in the city for the...

13 by Ian Cutress on 2/22/2019

Xilinx Announce New RFSoCs for 5G, Covering Sub-6 GHz and mmWave

More often than not, embedded wireless equipment, the infrastructure that powers it, and the systems that test the deployed hardware don’t just use off-the-shelf parts. As with 4G and...

6 by Ian Cutress on 2/21/2019

Qualcomm Announces X55 Modem: 5G Multi-mode & New Advanced ICs

It's been an eventful few months for Qualcomm – back in December the company had unveiled the first reference designs of the Snapdragon 855 and demonstrated integration with the...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/19/2019

Missed Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018? It’s All In Here

If there’s one thing I love about this job, it’s about finding what makes the companies in our industry tick. This goes above and beyond just the product announcements...

18 by Ian Cutress on 12/19/2018

AT&T 5G Roll Out: $500 One-Off plus $70/month for 15 GB

So you want to get some of that super fast, super low latency 5G goodness? AT&T has just announced pricing for their upcoming services to several US cities, and...

79 by Ian Cutress on 12/18/2018

OnePlus: Dual Product Lines, Cost of 5G, and Translation Errors

One of the key announcements at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit in the past week was around OnePlus: CEO Pete Lau stood on stage and stated that the company...

21 by Ian Cutress on 12/14/2018

Talking Snapdragon: An Interview with Cristano Amon, President of Qualcomm

It has been difficult to move around in 2018 without bumping into someone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone. The success the company has seen in capturing most of...

29 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/14/2018

Implementing 5G in the UK: EE Trial Sites and First Cities

As a Brit, having one of our local companies get on stage at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit and talk about the deployment in the UK was certainly an interesting twist...

7 by Ian Cutress on 12/12/2018

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