A few hours ago, Qualcomm officially announced its first chip that integrates 5G baseband and this chip belongs to the Snapdragon 700 series. Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 700 Series 5G mobile platform will be an SoC system-on-chip integrated with 5G functions. It supports all major regions and frequency bands. This is the first 5G integrated mobile platform from Qualcomm. Built on a 7nm process, it supports the next-generation AI artificial intelligence engine. It also incorporates some Snapdragon Elite Gaming game features. However, Qualcomm has confirmed some OEMs to use this chip.
Although Qualcomm’s poster says 12 brands will use this chip, it specifically listed seven brands including Oppo, Realme, Redmi, Vivo, Motorola, HMD Global, LG Electronics. According to the company, these brands will deploy the Snapdragon 700 Series 5G integrated platform on future 5G mobile phones. This chip will be commercially available in Q4 2019 but the phones will arrive in 2020.
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The complete details of the Snapdragon 700 Series 5G chip will be public later this year. Qualcomm already has some 5G smartphones with the SD800 series 5G chip. However, the next-generation 5G chip in the SD800 series will also arrive later this year. The Snapdragon 6 Series will also join the ranks of 5G. The commercialization of this chip will start in the second half of next year. This will obviously accelerate the popularity of 5G worldwide.
Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager of mobile services at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., said:
‘Qualcomm Technologies delivered the world’s first and most advanced 5G mobile platform including the first comprehensive Modem-RF System to accelerate 5G commercialization in 2019. And we will accelerate 5G commercialization to scale globally with our OEM and operator customers with expanded mobile platform offerings across our Snapdragon 8 Series, 7 Series and 6 Series in 2020.’