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5G is the talk of the Tech Town and here is what major Smartphone makers have to say about this changing trend!

The 5G Shift is happening as we speak which is going to cater to number of technologies and services, reducing down the ‘network lag’ to almost zero and making thing work real time-from any part of the world.

Each and every Smartphone and communication device maker is working this shift and Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem family has been selected by a number of global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for standard-compliant 5G NR mobile device product launches starting in 2019. OEMs such as Asus, Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited, HMD Global – the home of Nokia phones, HTC, Inseego/Novatel Wireless, LG, NetComm Wireless, NETGEAR, OPPO, Sharp Corporation, Sierra Wireless, Sony Mobile, Telit, vivo, Wingtech, WNC, Xiaomi and ZTE. These OEMs are working to commercialize 5G mobile devices for the sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum bands starting in 2019 based on the first commercially announced 5G modem solution, the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem family.


Qualcomm Technologies is deeply committed to helping our customers deliver next-generation 5G mobile experiences to consumers, which requires enhanced mobile broadband 5G NR connectivity enabled by 5G NR networks, mobile devices and the Snapdragon X50 5G modem

said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies.

The arrival of 5G will expand mobile into new spectrum bands and all spectrum types, allowing for enhanced mobile broadband and increasing the overall average download speeds for virtually all smartphone users. 5G NR technologies will allow for multi-gigabit per second data rates at significantly lower latency than today’s network, amongst other capabilities. These technologies will be critical to meeting the increasing connectivity requirements for emerging consumer mobile broadband experiences such as virtual reality, augmented reality and fiber-like cloud connectivity, as well as enabling new highreliability, low-latency services. Furthermore, for the Always Connected PC, significantly lower latency will allow for an instant link to the cloud for applications requiring real-time interactivity, such as interactive gaming, realtime audio translation, real-time text translation and real-time collaborative editing.

5G use cases include enhanced mobile broadband to smartphones; Always Connected PCs; head-mounted displays (HMD) for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and extended reality (XR); and Mobile Broadband, all of which require constant and consistent cloud connectivity. Expanding on each of these areas:

  • 5G-enabled smartphones: With 5G, consumers will almost never again need to log on to public Wi-Fi. They will also enjoy faster browsing, faster downloads, better quality video calls, UHD and 360-degree video streaming and instant cloud access than currently available.
  • Always Connected PCs: With the advent of 5G networks, “Always Connected” PCs will be able to utilize super high speed, low latency connectivity for the next level of cloud services, as well as high-quality video conferencing, interactive gaming and increased productivity due to the flexibility to work anywhere.
  • HMDs: 5G enhanced mobile broadband will further elevate virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and extended reality (XR) experiences with its increased capacity at lower cost and ultra-low latency – down to 1 millisecond.
  • Mobile Broadband: Fiber speeds and massive capacity to support insatiable consumer demand for unlimited data, as well as superior mobile and home broadband internet access.

Here is what Global OEMs have to say on 5G applications and user experiences:

Asus : Eric Chen – Vice President

ASUS is proud of our strong relationship with Qualcomm Technologies and creating the best mobile and Always Connected PC experiences for our users. We look forward to the new era of 5G networks and working with Qualcomm Technologies to unleash the new benefits of 5G including greater connectivity, better performance, faster download speeds and significantly lower latency for cloud services.”

HMD Global – Nokia phones : Juho Sarvikas – chief product officer

Nokia phones have always been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to mobility. 5G will be the catalyst for the introduction of innovative data devices and services in the coming years. It will completely change the kind of experiences consumers would expect from their devices. As we look to this connected future, we look forward to our close relationship with Qualcomm Technologies in delivering richer smartphone experiences to our consumers. We also see a great opportunity evolving in the personal mobile device ecosystem to offer an even more immersive experience.”

HTC : Adrian Tung – senior vice president

“HTC and Qualcomm Technologies share a long history of innovation together, including the first 4G smartphone ever released, and we’re excited to continue this close relationship with 5G and beyond,”

“5G will enable not just the mobile experiences of tomorrow, but also the conversion of mobility with VR, AR, and many other immersive technologies. Together, HTC and Qualcomm Technologies will be at the vanguard of this multisensory future.”

LG : Dr. Kim In-Kyung – senior vice president and head of network technology

To deliver a better mobile experience to consumers requires constant innovation and a commitment to bringing a new generation of cellular and mobile technology to handheld devices,”

“As evidenced by our track records of 4G LTE technology leadership and work with global partners such as Qualcomm Technologies, LG offers deep expertise and leadership in wireless technology which will enable us to successfully launch 5G NR smartphones, taking the consumer mobile experience to another level.”

Oppo : Andy Wu – Vice President

OPPO has started our investment into 5G research and development three years ago, and we’re now cooperating with Qualcomm Technologies to usher in a new era of smart devices,”

“OPPO will utilize the latest technologies, including the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem chipset in the future, to build smartphones with faster connectivity, superior photo quality, better power-saving performance and more fashionable designs for global consumers.”

Sony : Izumi Kawanishi director, executive vice president, product business group

Sony Mobile has been continuously evolving mobile communication and entertainment on our Xperia products,”

“The state of the art 5G technology brings not only an ultrafast, responsive communication experience, but also a vastly enriched entertainment experience with content to our Xperia product range. We aim to deliver these new experiences to our customers in the coming years.”

ZTE : Lixin Cheng – chief executive officer, ZTE Mobile Devices

With the new network architecture, 5G will provide at least ten-times peak data rate of 4G networks, with milliseconds of latency and hundreds of billions of device connectivity capability,”

“It will certainly start a new era of smart connectivity and ZTE has a deep understanding of the end-to-end 5G system. It’s no doubt that the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem chipset shows Qualcomm Technologies’ leadership in 5G and expertise in mobile connectivity technology, while ZTE is committed to being a leading supplier of 5G commercial devices and solutions, and will deliver 5G devices with global top-tier operators as early as possible.”

Xiaomi : Bin Lin – Co-founder and president

Every time Qualcomm Technologies introduces a cutting-edge technology, we promptly collaborate with them to unveil related products such as smartphones and smart homes in China as well as around the globe, which have been praised by many of our consumers,”

“In the future, 5G will bring broader opportunities for the whole Xiaomi smart industry chain, and we will collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies to lead a new era of Internet of Things and in-depth human-machine interaction.”

Vivo : Jesse Shi – senior vice president

In the 5G area, Qualcomm Technologies has always been leading the global technology development. vivo has embarked on studying 5G and potential new technologies for the next generation of smartphones since two years ago,”

“Vivo is honored to be one of the first to utilize the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem chipset to optimize our mobile devices, in an attempt to commercialize amazing 5G smartphones for global consumers in 2019.”


Also read : The future is 5G


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