At Annual Snapdragon Tech Summit Qualcomm Unveils Roadmap for Bringing 5G Mainstream in 2020
Dec 3, 2019
During the first day of the annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm Incorporated President, Cristiano Amon took to the stage with ecosystem leaders from across the globe to declare 2020 as the year 5G will go mainstream and provide more consumers around the world with 5G's multi-gigabit speeds. The new Qualcomm's Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms define what is possible in flagship smartphones while enabling broad based 5G adoption across the growing number of commercial 5G networks.
"5G will open new and exciting opportunities to connect, compute, and communicate in ways we've yet to imagine and we are happy to be a key player driving the adoption of 5G around the world," said Amon. "Our Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms announced today will continue to show leadership in the industry and deliver on the promise of scaling 5G in 2020."
Announcing the 2020 8-Series Snapdragon flagship, a 7-Series integrated 5G platform and Modular Platform families
Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., unveiled two new 5G Snapdragon mobile platforms to lead and scale 5G and AI in 2020. The flagship Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform, which includes the Snapdragon X55 Modem-RF System, is the worldâs most advanced, global 5G platform, designed to deliver unmatched connectivity and performance for the next generation of flagship devices.
The Snapdragon 765/765G bring integrated 5G connectivity, AI processing and select Qualcomm's Snapdragon Elite Gaming' experiences. We expect Snapdragon 865 and 765/765G to power the most advanced Android-based smartphones launching in 2020 - regardless of whether users are in 5G or 4G coverage. Full platform details will be shared tomorrow.
Katouzian also introduced our first family of mobile platform-based modules, the Snapdragon 865 and 765 Modular Platforms. These modular platforms are products of an end-to-end strategy to empower the industry with the tools needed to scale 5G with ease, offering our customers lower development costs while also more quickly commercializing products with new industrial designs for mobile and IoT devices.
The first carriers announcing support of the certification program for Snapdragon Modular Platforms are Verizon and Vodafone, with more expected in 2020.
New Qualcomm 3D Sonic Fingerprint Technology
Katouzian also announced 3D Sonic Max, the latest version of our ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. 3D Sonic Max offers a recognition area that is 17x larger than the previous generation, allowing for increased security via simultaneous two-finger authentication, increased speed and ease of use.
Amon and Katouzian were also joined on stage by ecosystem leaders
"Given its role to date in helping advance the global 5G ecosystem, I'm excited to see Qualcomm Technologies announce plans for mobile platform-based modules designed to further scale products across the industry," said Nicki Palmer, chief product development officer, Verizon. She added, "the Snapdragon Tech Summit is a great venue for ecosystem partners to collaborate and for Verizon to share our vision of where 5G will make the greatest impact on society."
"5G is a focus for the entire Lenovo organization - from network infrastructure to personal devices, being the first to launch a 5G smartphone and preview a 5G PC," said Sergio Buniac, president, Motorola.
"As the mobile arm, Motorola will continue leading the 5G era with our expanded lineup of 5G solutions in 2020 -- driven by the high-performing Snapdragon 765 and 865 Mobile Platforms, re-invigorating our place in the premium flagship space."
This year's Snapdragon Tech Summit keynotes are being livestreamed daily Dec 3, 4 and 5 at 9:00 a.m. HST (11:00 a.m. PST / 2:00 p.m. EST / 7:00 p.m. GMT at www.qualcomm.com/snapdragontechsummit .
Stay tuned to the Qualcomm Twitter handle for live updates before and during the keynotes. #SnapdragonSummit
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