Qualcomm unveils 5G antennas for the X50 modem: up to four in a phone with MIMO

23 July 2018
Four mmWave antennas can be used to soak up up to 800MHz of bandwidth to hit the insane 5Gbps transfer rates.

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This should be funny i remember old times when we had a 3G or 2G network and all were jealous about.

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    • Luxor
    • tue
    • 25 Jul 2018

    Anonymous, 23 Jul 2018There goes everyone's data quicker than they can blink an e... moreLow awareness like yours always mislead by myth about 5G. 5G does not use more data than 4G, but chances are that because of its speed you will want to use data more and consequently will hit your allowance faster. Faster speed mean you will want to use data more. Its like driving. The faster your car you willing to drive more and use fuel even more.

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      • Zoz
      • Myw
      • 24 Jul 2018

      Therion13, 23 Jul 2018Will current 4g+ phones support it?Dude, the articles is about different antennas than we have installed in our phones currently. Do you think it will support physically different antennas?

        Adrianisss, 23 Jul 2018Qualcomm invented a way to get better speed for smartphones Thank you. Seriously, it would be nice to have a paragraph at the end of the article saying what all that meant

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          • Anonymous
          • U2T
          • 24 Jul 2018

          Gud shtt Nokias excellent call quality and data connection is the result of their advanced antenna design unbeatable

            350 kbps internet is already fine for me.

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              • AnonD-732843
              • xW{
              • 24 Jul 2018

              I just want to be able to have a crystal clear HD voice conversation with anyone that has no echo's or suspicious, unexpected sounds no matter where I am with rock-solid signal even on 1 bar even if I'm traveling 300 km/h...

              On top of that, combine together the GSM & WiFi antennas so they can work in unison being 1 strong antenna reaching your neighbor's WiFi from down the whole block. :)

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                • Anonymous
                • Bw@
                • 23 Jul 2018

                There goes everyone's data quicker than they can blink an eye,change ya internet taffifs ppl,direct debits also ,4g is amfull for anyone,!

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                  • Anonymous
                  • B@n
                  • 23 Jul 2018

                  Therion13, 23 Jul 2018Will current 4g+ phones support it?No. Did you not read the article?

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                    • Anonymous
                    • vGk
                    • 23 Jul 2018

                    Therion13, 23 Jul 2018Will current 4g+ phones support it?No current 4g pupnes are only supported by Qualcomm X16 and X20 modems

                    X16 Powers iPhone X
                    X20 Powers all SD 845 Android Devices

                    X50 is exclusively for 5G ready devices and only android/ windows devices

                    Remember Intel will completely replace X16 iPhone modems next year

                    And rumours say Mediatek is building a superior 5G modem to take on Snapdragon X50 for 2020 iPhone

                    I never believed one day we will see a Mediatek in an iPhone

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                      • D}U
                      • 23 Jul 2018

                      more heavy environmental damage and new diseases... yay

                        Will current 4g+ phones support it?

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                          • Fakhan
                          • uW{
                          • 23 Jul 2018

                          Likely to land first on Xperia 1.

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                            • Anonymous
                            • pp}
                            • 23 Jul 2018

                            Meh.....my 128 kbps internet is still better.

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                              • Anonymous
                              • 043
                              • 23 Jul 2018

                              zGon, 23 Jul 2018beam forming, beam steering & beam tracking tech..sound... moreIt sound pretty dope even though I don‘t know what it means

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                                • Anonymous
                                • BWy
                                • 23 Jul 2018

                                Now you can get brain cancer 5x as quick!

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • 3@J
                                  • 23 Jul 2018

                                  8x8 MIMO 8 transmitting antennas, 8 receiving antennas, and 8 spatial streams.

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                                    • 7Xv
                                    • 23 Jul 2018

                                    beam forming, beam steering & beam tracking tech..sounds like i-eat-battery-like-peanuts..No matter how you spin it.

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                                      • Adrianisss
                                      • mtk
                                      • 23 Jul 2018

                                      Walter C. Dornez, 23 Jul 2018English please. Explain in Layman's terms, someone Qualcomm invented a way to get better speed for smartphones

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                                        • nd3
                                        • 23 Jul 2018

                                        Ha ha ha ... That was the price to pay for the ZTE. To give the americans the.5G technology. :)))
                                        Just kidding ... Or maybe it is true :))) We will never know.