It is all about the 7nm and die-area
Wafers are very expensive, especially for the 7nm leading-edge process, and 10nm is not cheap either. If you need to use a device in a battery-operated environment, then power consumption plays a critical role. But Qualcomm thinks that 5G deployment is happening much faster than was the case with 4G and wants to expand the reach to the Snapdragon 700 and even 600 series.
Qualcomm’s President Cristiano Amon has announced that way beyong its Snapdragon 800 series with 5G support, Qualcomm will announce Snapdragon 7 and 6 generations with 5G support in 2020.
2.2 billion euros well spent
Deutsche Telekom said its 5G mobile network had gone live in five German cities, timing the launch for maximum impact on the opening day of the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin.
They are the telecom equivalent of Steve Irwin to a Stingray
While high-speed 5G mobile data networks have already started rolling out in some cities, insecurity experts are concerned that the standard might not be up-to-snuff on security.
5G makes unlimited data affordable
Liam Madden, EVP and GM at Xilinx of the wired and wireless group, painted an excellent picture why 5G will be so successful in solving a data hunger problem.
It will be a battery and base station vampire
The telephone industry is a little concerned that 5G’s orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), a holdover from 4G, might draw too much power in 5G devices and base stations.
Undercuts Deutsche Telekom
The UK's Vodafone is launching 5G services in Germany, undercutting Deutsche Telekom by offering cheaper deals and reaching more cities.
Gear is selling well
Mobile network gear maker Ericsson said it was on track to meet its financial goals due to strong sales of 5G equipment.
Snapdragon 855 Plus phone comes July 23
The Snapdragon 855 Plus phone era is starting on the July 27th with the launch of the Asus ROG Phone II.