The X50 and X55 have been able to supporting speeds as much as 5 Gbps and seven Gbps respectively. The X60, in the meantime, will hit as much as 7.5 Gbps, with Qualcomm promising double the height knowledge charges in sub-6 in standalone mode.

With the brand new 5nm baseband, the X60 ought to supply higher energy effectivity along with a smaller footprint. The modem additionally makes use of Qualcomm’s new third-generation QTM535 mmwave antenna module, which is bodily narrower than the last-gen QTM525, which ought to assist it take up much less area in small, skinny telephones. The corporate additionally mentioned the antenna will present higher mmwave efficiency.

Importantly, the QTM535 is suitable with world bands, so your 5G machine can faucet the speediest networks even if you journey around the globe. Additionally, by supporting mmwave-sub-5 aggregation, in addition to sub-6 service aggregation throughout the FDD and TDD band varieties, the Snapdragon X60 gives essentially the most complete assist in a 5G modem up to now.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G modem

These enhancements, in line with the corporate’s information launch, will result in “fewer hurdles to delivering modern 5G smartphones with multi-gigabit speeds, low latency, and world scale, to end-users.” Qualcomm additionally unveiled a brand new ultraSAW RF (radio frequency) filter at present that it says will higher isolate radio indicators to permit for extra power-efficient RF paths in 5G and 4G multimode cell units. This could supply higher connectivity and battery life, too.

Samples of the Snapdragon X60 and QTM535 are scheduled to ship within the first quarter of 2020, the corporate mentioned, “with business premium smartphones utilizing the brand new Modem-RF System anticipated in early 2021.” Which means we nonetheless have some time to attend earlier than the brand new modem reveals up in precise telephones we are able to use, however even then, it is an encouraging signal that higher 5G units are on their means. As carriers proceed to roll out and improve their networks, units that make the most of them higher are fortunately additionally on their means.