Qualcomm rolls out 7Gbit/s 5G chip aimed at new wireless networks

Tech Central notes that:   

For Qualcomm, the largest maker of chips that run smartphones, 5G can’t come soon enough. The chip maker introduced a new chip on [Feb. 19] that will connect to 5G high-speed data services. It’s the company’s second such component and will bring faster downloads of information and speedier connections with existing networks. The X55 modem will start to appear in devices by late 2019, Qualcomm said in a statement.

As revealed by additional reporting from Bloomberg’s Ian King:

The company is also introducing antenna technology and capabilities that manage power and the way the phone works in weaker signal environments to make sure that the new handsets live up to the promise of 5G’s higher data speeds. The new product will enable download speeds as fast as 7Gbit/s, which is far in excess of that offered by most fixed-line home connections. Qualcomm made the announcements ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the industry’s annual showcase for wireless technology.

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