01 November 2019
The next major trend in the tech industry is going to be 5G but first, it needs to expand more to become a mainstream feature. Many smartphone manufacturers have already launched their firsts with 5G support but this is just the start and more is yet to come. We have seen smartphones coming with external 5G modems but the next big leap will see integrated 5G chipsets.
Among the first companies to make use of 5G will be Realme and this has already been confirmed by Realme founder Sky Li. But during the Realme X2 Pro launch, the company further threw light on its "specific" plans and confirmed that it will be the first to utilize the Snapdragon 5G integrated chip. That’s a big claim and we need to wait to witness that.
Eventually, major brands and OEMs will make use of Qualcomm’s new 5G integrated chipset but today the race to become the first in the first things is never-ending and really important to the manufacturers. The 5G-powered Snapdragon 600, 700, and 800 SoCs will be launched in 2020 which will help in bringing some mid-range phones to the masses.
Qualcomm confirmed it has partnered with a number of OEMs like Realme, Oppo, Vivo, Redmi, Nokia, Motorola, and LG. So, we know which other companies will follow after Realme. As always Redmi may come up with its offering during the same timeframe for a neck to neck competition with Realme.
There are no exact details available on the 5G device from Realme but we may soon hear about it, considering the release of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 5G-integrated chip isn’t too far.