The modem is particularly designed to deliver peak download rates of a whopping 2Gbps, which is twice the rate you can presently get out of a fibre broadband support. It is also the world’s first 7nm procedure chip – making room for battery-efficient outcomes. While Qualcomm is aiming to deliver the Snapdragon X24 commercially in the end of 2018, we likely will need to wait around for a few more time, with superior apparatus in 2019 likely to have the new modem along with the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem to offer multi-mode connectivity. What makes the Snapdragon X24 LTE modem announcement intriguing is certainly the 2Gbps download speeds claim. However, there are several features that distinguish the latest development from all the existing mobile modems, for example, Snapdragon X20 that will encounter reality with the launch of the Snapdragon 845 SoC shortly. The Snapdragon X20 is claimed to deliver download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps and can be constructed on the generally found 10nm process.
Qualcomm reveals the Snapdragon X24 supports around seven carrier aggregation. As a consequence, that you may anticipate a significant increase in the bandwidth as well as an uplifted bitrate over everything it is possible to get from a modem that supports six carrier aggregation, like the hottest Samsung LTE modem that will be part of the Galaxy S9 series through the Exynos 9810 SoC.
On the section of uplink support, the Snapdragon X24 includes three distributor aggregation at a frequency of 20MHz, two LTE flows at maximum speeds of 106Mbps, and up to 256-QAM. There is also maximum upload speed of 316Mbps, that is sufficient for uploading a high quality video on YouTube or sharing some large files with contacts via a cloud support such as Dropbox or even iCloud.
If you’re thinking how the Snapdragon X24 will be of use in emerging markets like India and China, Qualcomm has supplied multi-SIM assistance with LTE dual-SIM, dual-standby (DSDS)+LAA feature in addition to dual-SIM, dual-VoLTE (DSDV) functionality. There are also enough advancements to make method for next-generation calling solutions, including HD and Ultra-HD Voice (EVS) and CSFB into 3G and 2G.
“As the world’s first announced Gigabit LTE modem to achieve speeds of as many as 2 Gbps, the Snapdragon X24 LTE modem sets a major mobile industry milestone, designed to provide enhanced mobile broadband and deliver an extremely important gigabit policy layer for industrial 5G networks and mobile devices that are expected to start launching in 2019,” said Serge Willenegger, senior vice president and general manager, 4G/5G and Industrial IOT, Qualcomm Wireless GmbH, in a press release.
Qualcomm is set to provide a sneak peek at some of the core features of the Snapdragon X24 in Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 at Barcelona later this month, in collaboration with Ericsson, Netgear, and Telstra. The San Diego-based firm has also announced an SDK for its IoT LTE modem (MDM9206) and also a set of wireless edge services that are very likely to be showcased on several linked apparatus in the forthcoming MWC.