At the 4G/5G Summit held today, Qualcomm reconfirmed the list of OEMs that will use the Snapdragon X50 5G baseband in 2019. Specifically, we have the likes of Xiaomi, OPPO, vivo, Sony Mobile, Motorola, Asus, Wyatt, Fujitsu, HMD, HTC, Inseego/Novatel Wireless, LG Electronics, NetComm, NETGEAR, Sharp, Sierra, Telit, Kailu Technology (WNC) and others.
The partners of the 5G pioneer initiative include Lenovo, OPPO, vivo, Wentai, Xiaomi, and ZTE. Some notable OEMs which is missing from the list includes Meizu and Smartisan. Fans of these manufacturers are already wondering what happens to them when 5G tech takes the center stage.
Qualcomm claims that Snapdragon X50 is the world’s first 5G baseband. It is built on a 28nm process with a peak of 5Gbps. It supports a high-frequency millimeter wave, and Sub 6GHz intermediate frequency. The 5G frequency band for China is up to 6GHz. In addition, the Snapdragon 835/845 and the 7nm new SoC will be compatible with Snapdragon X50 5G baseband. At present, Xiaomi announced that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 due to arrive on October 25 will be the first 5G commercial smartphone.