Qualcomm announced the new Snapdragon X65 5G modem that supports 10 Gbps connection speeds, at least on paper. Although the modem supports incredibly high 5G speeds, it is a mystery which operator can offer such a speed. Qualcomm, one of the world’s largest mobile processor manufacturers, announced the new 5G modem Snapdragon X65. The modem promises to bring 5G quality to the top in smartphones. According to Qualcomm’s statements, the Snapdragon X65 can support connection speeds of up to 10 Gbps in 5G networks if the operator can offer it.
Considering that its predecessor Snapdragon X60 can offer a maximum download speed of 7.5 Gbps. We can say that the Snapdragon X65 5G modem raises the maximum speed by 33 percent with 10 Gbps. We can say that this feature is interesting but basically dysfunctional. As there is currently no 5G network anywhere in the world that can provide 10 Gbps connection speed to the users.
Qualcomm Announced Its Next-Gen X65 5G modem
According to Qualcomm, the modem architecture of the Snapdragon X65 is upgradeable. Allowing the company to bring new features to the modem over time. Especially with 3GPP Version 16, devices using the Snapdragon X65 modem will be able to stay up-to-date for much longer.
Qualcomm also announced its new antenna, Qualcomm 545 mmWave, with its new X65 5G modem. Qualcomm 545, the company’s 4th generation mmWave antenna, offers higher transmission power and higher range, although its size is the same as the third generation antenna. In addition, the new artificial intelligence-supported antenna tuning technology, developed according to Qualcomm’s statement, better analyzes how the user will hold the smartphone and significantly improves the connection efficiency. Snapdragon X65 and other new Qualcomm technologies are expected to be available to users in late 2021.