The upcoming standard of mobile communications, 5G technology that stands for ‘5th generation’ comes with a promise to bring about a revolutionised change in the way we interact with technology. Qualcomm has been actively involved to develop this new technology of 5G. And now there is a new report which reveals the first 5G smartphone of the world via an image tweeted by a Twitter user named Sherif Hanna. Hanna, the Marketing Head for LTE and 5G NR Modems, Qualcomm in his tweet said that it is unbelievable for him to believe that he is holding the first 5G smartphone of the world in his hand.
The above image is of the first mmWave 5G smartphone reference design by Qualcomm. This is not the final unit and is just a reference design. This smartphone was designed by Qualcomm to test and optimize the company’s first mmWave 5G performance. In the image, one can see that the 5G device sports a dual rear camera setup along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon logo just near the bottom of back side. Hanna has also mentioned that the device will also support 2G/3G/4G/5G in the conversation thread that follows his tweet.
In a recent report, Qualcomm successfully achieved a 5G data connection on a 5G modem chipset in the 5G connections trials that was being held at its San Diego headquarters. This announcement was made by the executive Vice President of Qualcomm Technologies, Cristiano Amon during the 2017 Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit.
In the trial, the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem chipset that was released last year, successfully delivered gigabit speeds and a data connection in the 28GHz millimetre Wave radio frequency band. A speed of up to 1GBps was achieved by the company using the 5G network. But Qualcomm believes that a speed of up to 5GBps will be achieved once the 5G network is properly deployed.
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