過去是 4G 年代，踏入 2019年就是 5G 年代。5G 正式會在不同國家推出應用，而不少廠商亦會推出支援 5G 網絡的裝置。
Qualcomm 在 18年已經公佈了新一代的 Snapdragon 855 處理器，搭載 X50 5G Modem，可配合 5G 網絡使用。Snapdragon 855 是首個商用 5G 流動平台，不少廠商 2019年旗艦機都會用上 Snapdragon 855 處理器。Qualcomm 透露今年將會有超過 30部 5G 裝置採用 Snapdragon 855 處理器，當中大部份都是智能電話。其實各大廠商Samsung, LG 等等都已預備在今年推出 5G 電話，估計情況會較當年首推出 4G 電話更加熱鬧。
today announced strong 5G device momentum with more than 30 5G design-wins, the majority of which are smartphones, from global OEMs featuring the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and the Snapdragon X50 5G modem family.
Qualcomm 亦十分有信心表示，在2019年相信所有 5G 流動裝置都是採用 Qualcomm 的 5G 解決方案。
Qualcomm Chipsets and RF Front End Power More than 30 Commercial 5G Mobile Devices Scheduled to Launch in 2019
— Interoperability Tests and Pre-commercial Activities with Major Global Operators, Infrastructure Vendors and OEMs Show Ecosystem Readiness for Global 5G Commercialization Using the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with Snapdragon X50 5G Modem Family —
JAN 7, 2019LAS VEGAS
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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced strong 5G device momentum with more than 30 5G design-wins, the majority of which are smartphones, from global OEMs featuring the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and the Snapdragon X50 5G modem family. In addition, all customer OEMs and nearly all the devices related to these 5G design-wins use Qualcomm® RF Front End (RFFE) solutions.
Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is the first commercial 5G mobile platform designed to enable the original wave of commercial 5G mobile devices starting in early 2019. With the Snapdragon X50 5G modem family and Qualcomm RFFE solutions, devices powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform support both sub-6 and mmWave spectrum, allowing multi-gigabit speeds and low-latency that were unfeasible in mobile so far and will unlock transformative 5G experiences.
“We believe that virtually all 5G mobile devices launched in 2019 will be built on Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G solutions,” said Cristiano Amon, president, Qualcomm Incorporated. “5G will pave the way for next-generation immersive experiences, including near-instant access to cloud services, multiplayer VR gaming, shopping with AR, and real-time video collaboration. The world is ready for the 5G smartphone premium experience and Qualcomm Technologies, along with our OEM, operator and infrastructure partners, will be first delivering those experiences in 2019.”
Qualcomm 5G journey, captured in this comprehensive timeline, spans from foundational research in the 1990’s and the first 5G inventions in the 2000’s to the first 5G NR prototypes, trials, modem, mmWave modules and smartphone test devices over the last couple years. Qualcomm Technologies is uniquely positioned to make 5G a commercial reality starting in early 2019 – with device launches and network rollouts across North America, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Australia and China – with Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, the Snapdragon X50 5G modem family and Qualcomm RFFE solutions including Qualcomm® QTM052 mmWave antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements – helping manufacturers address the exponential increase in device design complexity that comes with 5G in both sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands.
For more information visit https://www.qualcomm.com/5G.