11 September 2018
As the mobile industry pace towards making 5G technology a reality, many telecom operators around the world work on achieving next-generation network speeds. Qualcomm is working hard in this regard by utilizing the mmWaves for 5G networks. One of the major concerns in harnessing the power of millimeter waves (mmWaves) is that they easily get distorted if a hindrance comes in between the transmitter and the receiver.
To overcome this shortcoming, Qualcomm unveiled the world’s ‘first fully integrated 5G NR mmWave and sub-6 GHz RF modules for smartphones and other mobile devices." Paired with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem, the ATMo52 mmWave antenna module along with the QPM56xx sub-6 GHz radio frequency (RF) module would work together, making 5G enabled smartphones soon.
If you remember, Qualcomm announced that they would be working with various OEMs to manufacturer X50 powered phones by the first half of 2019, whereby these devices would use the RF module and the newly announced antenna.
Qualcomm shared that they would be working together with the device manufacturers to make sure they choose the best placement for the antenna for minimum hinderance due to hands while holding the smartphone. The companies working with Qualcomm in this regard include Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, Sony, HTC and more
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