Qualcomm will be a significant supplier of 5G modems in the year 2019. During its keynote at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Qualcomm said it’s expecting more than 30 5G-capable devices to land this year. Most of these devices will be smartphones. But, we are excited to see the 5G capabilities in the coming months.
Qualcomm has won a significant number of contracts from the major OEMs that are looking to deploy 5G modems on its devices. Even Samsung will deploy the Qualcomm X50 modems in 5G smartphones in the US. Well, it is better suited for the 2.5GHz spectrum in the country. In contrast, T-Mobile will rely on the Intel’s 5G mobile platforms in 600 MHz smartphones. Samsung, Xiaomi, and OnePlus will be the early adopters of 5G smartphones in the year 2019.
The year 2019 will be an era of 5G smartphones. But, the technology will prevail in a few parts of the world. It will take almost two years from now for the 5G networks to expand in every corner of the Globe.