Qualcomm Enlists Chinese “Lucky Number” for Premium 5G Smartphone Platform Update

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By David McQueen | 4Q 2020 | IN-6022


Qualcomm Adds to Its Premium Smartphone 8-Series Chipset Stable


Qualcomm has announced a significant upgrade to its premium 5G flagship mobile platforms with the launch of the Snapdragon 888 5G platform by utilizing its tightly integrated Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System to achieve faster low-latency 5G while improving coverage, performance, and battery life.

In a Number of Firsts, the New Platform Will Support the Introduction of 5G Carrier Aggregation


The announcement of Qualcomm’s latest premium 5G flagship mobile platforms brings with it a number of industry firsts. Importantly, the new Snapdragon 888 platform supports the first introduction of 5G carrier aggregation, giving vendors and mobile operators the ability to get close to the maximum achievable Downlink (DL) speed commercially available (currently it stands at 7.5 Gigabytes per Second [Gbps]). It also offers peak upload speeds of 3,000 Mbps. In comparison, 5G single carrier aggregation over Millimeter Wave (mmWave) spectrum has a top-end DL speed of only 4 Gbps, which can be achieved by so…

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