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Qualcomm-Samsung axis brings 5G to the masses as Huawei struggles

Qualcomm-Samsung axis brings 5G to the masses as Huawei struggles

Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) said on Friday it will put fifth-generation, or 5G, technology into chips powering mid-priced mobile phones starting next year, expanding use of chips now found nearly exclusively in pricey phones such as Samsung's $1,299 Galaxy S10 5G model. That should see a new wave of mid-range and flagship 5G devices launching in early 2020 - at MWC 2020 to take a guess.

Due to U.S. trade sanctions, Huawei's 5G-ready Mate 30 smartphone range to be launched on September 19 could be hobbled because it won't be able to run the official version of Google's Android operating system and app services.

Adding to this, Qualcomm also told that its copartners are evolving nearly 150 designs using Qualcomm's 5G processors.

Analysts believe the new 5G networks will spur many consumers to upgrade their phones after years of market stagnation.

A sign on the Qualcomm campus is seen, as chip maker Broadcom Ltd announced an unsolicited bid to buy peer Qualcomm Inc for $103 billion, in San Diego, California, U.S. November 6, 2017.

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Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has plans for a new high-end smart phone, the Mate 30, which will feature 5G capabilities but will use a Kirin 990 chip developed by Huawei's on subsidiary HiSilicon.

Qualcomm details that its expanded 5G portfolio will feature support for all key regions on the global stage and will offer solutions for both mmWave and sub-6Ghz spectrum networks. Today at IFA, Qualcomm has further revealed that the promised chip will be landing in products as early as the beginning of next year, with more 6-, 7-, and 8-series chipsets getting built-in 5G support next year, too.

Qualcomm's recent poster says 12 brands will use this chip, it specifically listed seven brands including Oppo, Realme, Redmi, Vivo, Motorola, HMD Global, LG Electronics. This chip belongs to the Snapdragon 700 series.

There's also the announcement of the 5G-enabling Modem-RF System which combines a modem, RT transceiver, and RF front end into one package, in what Qualcomm calls a "modem-to-antenna 5G solution". This is something which we've come to expect as flagship functionality increasingly makes its way to the company's mid-range platforms. The Series 6 platform will make even more devices 5G-capable and those are expected to be commercial in the second half of 2020. The current version of the chipset is the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System, which employs the Snapdragon X55 5G modem.


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