The Qualcomm Summit 2021 announced a new Snapdragon 778 5G system-on-a-chip and the X62 and X65 5G modems capable of 10Gbps with mmWave.
Qualcomm is the leading ARM system-on-a-chip designer and innovator in the 5G modem space.
The Qualcomm Summit 2021 announcements included
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 5G
The SD7XX series power upper-mid range 5G handsets selling between A$699-999. The SD765 and SD768 were the 2020 ‘sweet spots’ allowing OPPO, Google, Motorola and others to provide exceptionally well featured, almost flagship level 5G phones without the price tag.
The announcement is for the ‘reference design’ of the gen 4 modem supporting PCs, Always-Connected PCs (ACPCs), laptops, Customer Premises Equipment (CPEs), XR, routers, gaming and other mobile broadband (MBB) devices. They support spectrum aggregation, global 5G sub-6 and extended-range mmWave, and high power efficiency. The X62 supports theoretical download speeds to 4.4Gbps and the X65 to 10Gbps.
In layman’s terms, you won’t see these for some time, but when you do, they will offer faster 5G and better global compatibility than Gen 1, 2 and 3 modems. It is also important as it supports new device segments via an M2 plug-in card capability.