According to Qualcomm, over 30 OEMs worldwide have adopted the Snapdragon X55 5G modem and RF system to support commercial 5G wireless access (FWA) CPE terminals from 2020. Some popular names in the list include Nokia, Oppo, Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sharp, and ZTE. Obviously, these are not the only OEMs that will use the chip.
Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon X55 5G modem and RF system provides a complete, fully-integrated 5G solution from the modem to the antenna. Its design simplifies the development of a wide range of mobile broadband products. Furthermore, Qualcomm will showcase commercial CPE terminals with the SDX55 5G modem and RF systems at the Qualcomm 5G Summit in Barcelona.
In February of this year, Qualcomm released the second generation 5G baseband Snapdragon X55. This chip uses the latest 7nm process and covers all major frequency bands worldwide. It also achieves a 7Gbps speed and supports millimeter-wave below 6GHz frequency band. In addition, it supports dual-mode 5G. This means that it has both SA independent networking and NSA networking mode. On its 4G compatibility, Snadragoon X55 comes with some upgrades. It supports LTE Cat.22 with a download speed of 2.5Gbps.