Qualcomm showed what’s it’s been prepping in its labs for the coming generation of Android flagships. This includes a Snapdragon X70 5G modem and FastConnect 7800 with WiFi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3. You see these would be the tech that you will come to see in the upcoming handsets, starting with the top-tier ones of course. Well, this may very well be the first time you are coming across a WiFi 7 product because it is as per the company. The company also boasts the ability of FastConnect to deliver CD-quality lossless audio over Bluetooth 5.3.
Qualcomm calls Snapdragon X70 5G the “world’s only comprehensive 5G modem-RF system family capable of supporting every commercial 5G band from 600 MHz to 41 GHz.”
While that’s promising for the 5G buildout, what’s even more inquisitive is its support for a built-in 5G AI processor that should leverage the power of AI to improve “speeds, coverage, latency, mobility, link robustness, and power efficiency”.
Qualcomm details the Snapdragon X70 modem features Gigabit 5G, a standalone mmWave support, 5G Dual-SIM Dual-Active (DSDA), 4x downlink carrier aggregation, and uplink carrier aggregation.
The claimed upload and download speeds are up to 3.5Gbps and up to 10Gbps.
Thanks to a 4nm architecture and something called PowerSave Gen 3, the new modem is said to offer 60% more power efficiency than the precursor.
This works on a 14nm process and will be powering WiFi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3. Qualcomm has equipped the modem with High Band Simultaneous (HBS) Multi-Link technology that “leverages two Wi-Fi radios for four streams of high band connectivity in 5GHz and/ or 6GHz bands”.
Not only that, but FastConnect 7800 also has a four-stream DBS (Dual-Band Simultaneous) that keeps ultra-low latency to 2ms.
When it is connected to a 320MHz channel on a 6GHz spectrum, the peak speeds can go up to 5.8Gbps.
Meanwhile, it allows 2.4GHz for Bluetooth and lower-bandwidth WiFi.
Speaking of Bluetooth, FastConnect drives Bluetooth 5.3 with Dual Bluetooth radios for enhanced connectivity. And interestingly enough, Qualcomm claims FastConnect 7800 can play 16-bit CD lossless quality audio.
There are the usual improvements in terms of coverage (2x), efficiency (up to 50%), and overall connectivity (it can pair in half the time).
Speaking about the new announcements, Qualcomm VP and GM, Mobile Compute and Connectivity, said, “Coupled with up to 50% lower power consumption and Intelligent Dual Bluetooth with advanced Snapdragon Sound capabilities, FastConnect 7800 is simply the best client connectivity offering in the industry”.
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|Release Date:||30 Jun 2017|