Is Qualcomm's third-generation 5G modem "Snapdragon X60" capable of delivering more than 7 Gbps downstream, will it be adopted in the next generation 5G compatible iPhone?
Japan is expected to start service in 20205th generation mobile communication system(5G) is to achieve much faster communication speed than before. alreadySome smartphones support 5GHowever, the iPhone is expected to support 5G by 2020. Such iPhone's first 5G compatible model has a third generation modem chip just announced by Qualcomm “Snapdragon X60May be adopted.
Qualcomm testing X60 5G chip, possible iPhone 12 candidate?-9to5Mac
On February 18, 2020, Qualcomm announced the third generation 5G modem chip "Snapdragon X60" and the integrated solution "Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF". Snapdragon X60 is the world's first 5G baseband chip manufactured by the 5nm process, which is also the world's firstMillimeter waveWhenSub 6GHz bandCarrier aggregation,Frequency division duplex(FDD) method andTime division duplex(TDD) carrier aggregation is also realized. In addition, it supports Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), which enables dynamic frequency sharing between 4G and 5G, and can use existing various frequency bands and communication methods.
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Semiconductor maker QualcommMobile World CongressThe announcement event was scheduled to be held in, but Mobile World Congress is affected by the new coronavirusHeldWas reported to the press on February 25, local time.What's Next in 5GIs held. In this article, Cristiano Amon, President of the company, explains to the press about Snapdragon X60, Qualcomm's third-generation 5G modem chip.
According to President Amon, the Snapdragon X60 has an upstream (upload) communication speed of over 3 Gbps and a downstream (download) communication speed of over 7.5 Gbps.
For a long time, in 20205G compatible iPhoneNot only will various media report that “ appears '', but Qualcomm itself also says “ 5G compatible iPhone development is the top priority '', so the appearance of a 5G compatible iPhone in 2020 is the default. It is considered a line.
In October 2019, 5G-ready iPhones coming out in 2020 will adopt Snapdragon X55, the second generation 5G modem chip from Qualcomm.ReportHowever, Apple-related media 9to5Mac said, “ Qualcomm has announced a new modem chip, Snapdragon X60, and it has become clear that it has been repeating testing with partner companies from this quarter, so the latest in 2020 iPhone Snapdragon X60 is likely to be adopted. "
Qualcomm says it expects Snapdragon X60-powered smartphones to appear in early 2021. However, 9to5Mac states that "it is quite possible that Apple will have a special deal with Qualcomm and will have priority on the latest and greatest 5G technology."