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As 2018 drew to a close, Qualcomm released a number of OEMs that the company said are committed to its 5G vision in 2019. Now, as we take on 2019, the company has expanded its projections of the number of phone models that would make use of its own 5G chip.
Qualcomm said that more than 30 commercial 5G mobile devices are expected to be in contract to use the company’s hardware in 2019, stating further that most of these will be mobile phones.
Some of the brands that are involved in the latest technology development of 5G network are as follows: ASUS, Xiaomi, OnePlus, OPPO, Vivo, HMD, HTC, Sony, Sharp, LG and Motorola. Possibly, Fujitsu, Netgear, Sierra and a host of other names that people are not that familiar with are to be added to the list; we can’t tell for now.
There will also be devices that will take position to make use of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. In fact, the company said that they would be as many as being up to 30. The SD 855 chip will feature the Snapdragon X50 modem which will power the 5G technology starting in 2019.
Looking at the state of things at the present moment, the number of 5G partners that Qualcomm can boast this year is pretty much higher than those it got for 4G LTE in 2011, and this signals good things to come in the world of internet tech. Will this be the massive push to 5G as a way for OEMs and carriers to solve the slowing phone sales dilemma?
However, the company believes that its SoC, modem, and RF solutions are at the present time the best and it does not think that any other chipmaker competitor can step up competition in this regard. As things imply, it is as if MediaTek has shied away from the 5G flagship chipset segment and may not enter into that market for some period of time to come.
In view of this, Qualcomm believes that all of 5G devices that are released in 2019 will be making use of its own flagship chipset.
By the time it is released, 5G may be the word to replace Blockchain as the most common tech word of 2019. In 2018, Blockchain was the most common market buzzword. Now, 5G is about to replace that.