Qualcomm Brings 5G To Value-Priced Smartphones And PCs

Qualcomm will be introducing 4-series mobile System on Chips (SoCs) in Q1 2021 with a 5G This brings 5G technology down to volume-priced ($125-$250) smartphones.

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The most notable enhancements come in the form of an upgraded Hexagon 690 AI engine, and X55 5G modem, dual 4K60 monitor support, enterprise-grade security features, Qualcomm Aqstic echo-noise cancellation and noise suppression, and FastConnect 6800 Wi-Fi 6 support.

Members of the Tirias Research team have consulted for Qualcomm, Motorola, and other companies throughout the smartphone and PC segments.

Among the other IFA announcements, Qualcomm announced Adaptive ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) technology to improve sound quality and noise cancellation for wireless ear buds.

Jim is a principal analyst and partner at TIRIAS Research, a high-tech research and advisory firm consisting of experienced analysts.

Jim is a principal analyst and partner at TIRIAS Research, a high-tech research and advisory firm consisting of experienced analysts.

Qualcomm partners Oppo, Xiaomi, and Motorola, three key OEMs in this segment, will be first with smartphones leveraging the new SoCs.

In his IFA keynote speech, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon unleashed a flurry of new partner, product, and technology announcements.

While details on the product are still forthcoming, Qualcomm has rapidly pushed some of the technology in its premium SoCs down to lower priced SoCs.

According to Qualcomm, 8cx Gen 2 will deliver both performance and battery life improvements over the first generation at the same 7W TDP.

Jim has over 30 years of technical and business experience with leading high-tech companies including Intel, Motorola, ON Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, and General Dynamics Space Systems.

Like the first generation, it will be manufactured on a 7nm process and feature eight Kryo 495 CPU cores, an X24 LTE modem, eight LPDDR4x memory channels, and the Spectra 390 ISP as well as a host of advanced multimedia features.

As part of its commitment to bring 5G to the masses and expand the applications for 5G, Qualcomm announced a partnership with Live Nation.

Tirias Research tracks and consults for companies throughout the electronics ecosystem from semiconductors to systems and sensors to the cloud.

A key announcement is that Qualcomm will be introducing 4-series mobile System on Chips (SoCs) in Q1 2021 with a 5G modem.

Qualcomm also announced that new wearables and VR headsets would be available for the holiday season using the latest Wear 4100 and XR2 platforms, respectively.

The most exciting announcement, at least from a Tirias Research perspective, was the announcement of the new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 compute SoC that will power new Always-Connected PCs (ACPCs).

The author and members of the Tirias Research staff do not hold equity positions in any of the companies mentioned.

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