Qualcomm on Wednesday offered some details in to its next generation mobile platform. Called 5G mobile platform, it will feature a system-on-chip (SoC) built on the 7nm process node. The 7nm SoC can be paired with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, which is expected to be the first 5G-capable mobile platform for premium tier smartphones and other mobile devices.
Qualcomm Technologies has begun sampling of its upcoming flagship 5G mobile platform to multiple OEMs developing next-generation consumer devices. The upcoming platform will transform industries, encourage new business models and improve the consumer experience as operators come online with 5G services later in 2018 and through 2019.
“We are very pleased to be working with OEMs, operators, infrastructure vendors, and standards bodies across the world, and are on track to help launch the first 5G mobile hotspots by the end of 2018, and smartphones using our next-generation mobile platform in the first half of 2019,” said Cristiano Amon, president, Qualcomm Incorporated. “Qualcomm Technologies’ continued leadership in research and engineering allows for a future of increased innovation across multiple sectors as 5G connectivity becomes ubiquitous.”
5G is said to be the next big thing in the mobile communication technologies as this has the promise to offer ultra high-speed data connectivity and lower latency. While industry experts believe the commercial availability of 5G will happen somewhere in 2019, the first use cases are expected to be in industrial deployments rather than consumer space.
This flagship mobile platform with 5G is designed to enable premium connected devices that bring new intuitive experiences and interactions with power-efficient on-device AI, superior battery life, and performance while extending globally to innovative technologies, solutions, experiences and applications in automotive and IoT.
Full details regarding the next-generation flagship 5G mobile platform from Qualcomm Technologies is planned to be announced in the fourth quarter of 2018, the company said in a statement.