Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon X65 and X62 5G modems. The Snapdragon X65 modem is the fourth generation 5G modem from Qualcomm. It is likely to be used in flagship and premium smartphones and capable of delivering 5G speeds of up to 10Gbps. It is also the first modem to support 3GPP’s release 16 modem-RF system. The company has also introduced a watered-down version of Snapdragon X65. The Snapdragon X62 is built on a 4nm process and offers peak download speeds of 4.4 Gbps. Let’s take a look at the newly-launched Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 and Snapdragon X62 5G modems.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 modem with 10Gbps download speeds; Snapdragon X62 also unveiled
Qualcomm has unveiled a new 5G modem called the Snapdragon X65. It is the fourth generation 5G modem from the company after the X50, X55, and the X60. Qualcomm claims that the new X65 modem is capable of delivering 5G speeds of up to 10Gbps.
“The 5G transition presents the biggest opportunity for Qualcomm as mobile technology is poised to benefit virtually every industry. We are reaching a significant milestone with the Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System, unleashing connectivity up to 10 Gigabits per second and support for the latest 5G specifications that will play a critical role in enabling new 5G use cases not only for redefined premium smartphone experiences but also opening a new realm of possibilities for 5G expansion across mobile broadband, compute, XR, industrial IoT, 5G private networks and fixed wireless access,” Cristiano Amon, president and CEO-elect, Qualcomm Incorporated, said.
The latest generation 5G modem is built on a 4nm process. Qualcomm claims that the X65 has an upgradable architecture. It also is the first modem to support 3GPP’s release 16 modem-RF system.
The Snapdragon X62, which is a watered-down version of the X65, is also built on a 4nm process. Both modems support carrier aggregation across sub-6GHz and mmWave bands. The Snapdragon X62 5G modem, however, has a peak delivery of 4.4 Gbps.
Both modems are currently being sampled to OEMs. The commercial devices featuring the two modems are expected to hit the markets in 2021 itself.