From PC Mag: Qualcomm execs today teased the chipset that's going into the Samsung Galaxy S11 and said 2020 will be the year 5G goes mainstream.
"Our Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms announced today will continue to show leadership in the industry and deliver on the promise of scaling 5G in 2020," Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon said at the opening of the company's annual Snapdragon Technology Summit here.
He's not wrong. Qualcomm currently has a total monopoly on 5G chipsets in US smartphones, largely through its dominance of the millimeter-wave technology that Verizon and AT&T use for 5G. While MediaTek, Samsung, and Huawei all have competing 5G chipsets globally, none of them yet support millimeter-wave.
"We're committed in 2020 to bring 5G across the whole roadmap of chipsets from Qualcomm," Amon said at an earlier roundtable. That includes the midrange 600 series, which will probably see 5G later in 2020.
Motorola, Oppo and Xiaomi immediately said they'd release Snapdragon 865-based phones soon, with Nokia pledging to support the Snapdragon 765.
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