Qualcomm wants to bring affordable 5g smartphone with Snapdragon 4 series processor in 2021
According to a company press release, Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 series processors will be expanded to support 5G network. 5G will become accessible globally to more than 3.5 billion smartphone users, which is a goal of Qualcomm. The goal for designing the Snapdragon 4 series is to make basic and affordable smartphones, and next-generation network technology will become more accessible and affordable by bringing 5G to SoCs.
To incorporate Snapdragon 4 series SoCs with 5G support, companies that work closely with Qualcomm are Motorola, Oppo, and Xiaomi. Currently, some of the Snapdragon 800, 700, and 600 series processors, namely, Snapdragon 865 Plus, 865, 855, 768G, 765, 765G, and 690 support 5G network.
Qualcomm’s goal is for the technology to be offered to the most affordable Snapdragon series 4 processors. The announcement on the exact Snapdragon 4-series SKUs that will support 5G has not yet been launched, but Qualcomm is planning to bring a variety of predominantly high and medium features to a large audience.
According to Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon, the path to scale 5G commercialization is being paved by Qualcomm and the expansion of 5G to the Snapdragon 4 series chipset is expected to reach regions with approximately 3.5 billion smartphone users.
More information on the Snapdragon 4 series 5G mobile platforms will be shared by Qualcomm at a later date and that phones with new SoCs will be launched in the first quarter of 2021. Xiaomi and other smartphone company partnership with Qualcomm to announce affordable 5G phones.
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