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Qualcomm shows off Snapdragon X70

by on01 March 2022

Makes 5G sing

Qualcomm has just unveiled the Snapdragon X70 modem which promises to deliver an even better 5G experience for the next generation of smartphones and tablets.

The X70 succeeds the X65 found in this year’s Samsung Galaxy S22 flagship smartphone line-up, the X70 boasts even more powerful capabilities thanks to new AI features.

Qualcomm tells us that the Snapdragon X70 is “the world’s first 5G AI processor,” designed to use machine learning to provide the best possible 5G performance while also ensuring low latency and the kind of power efficiency that’s needed for mobile devices.

The outfit has been looking at ways to improve signal strength. The Snapdragon X65 offered a new algorithm that helped to maximize signal strength by adjusting radio power dynamically based on how someone is holding and using their smartphone.

Qualcomm said that the X70 has a  whole suite of A.I.-based features that cover everything from mmWave beam management and antenna tuning to network selection and power consumption.

 Qualcomm also adds that the X70 will support every commercial 5G band from the base 600MHz up to 41GHz, at the top of the mmWave spectrum. This will help smartphone makers build the best devices possible for each of their global markets.

The Snapdragon X70 offers the same 10 gigabit 5G peak download speeds of the X65, but the new A.I. features, along with 4x downlink carrier aggregation, will get it much closer to achieving those speeds. Qualcomm’s third-generation PowerSave technology and 4nm chip design allows it to do this at significantly less power than before, which means longer battery life.

The outfit’s 5G senior vice president Durga Malladi said that the “Snapdragon X70 is an example of how we’re realising the full potential of 5G and making an intelligently connected world possible.”

The Snapdragon X70 will appear in smartphone makers’ hands later this year and we will see it in action by the end of 2022.

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