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If chips are so important for phones, modems are becoming more important for all those features they provide for mobile connectivity.
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We can go to MediaTek and that modem that it presented at the beginning of this month of February to understand the importance of this element in an Android phone. Qualcomm has just presented the Snapdragon X70 modem at the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona.
A modem that enhances your AI capabilities
And although at first what we may care about is that data upload and download speeds are improved with the new Snapdragon X70, there is an essential aspect in this modem, its capabilities for AI or Artificial Intelligence.
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We are facing the first modem with an RF system that will be part of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC or chip, the next evolution of the previous Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, so it is of great importance to push its AI capabilities to other limits.
That a modem has capabilities for Artificial Intelligence means that it is capable of optimizing the upload and download speeds of your next Android mobile.
In fact, there are four key elements, via XDA, of this Snapdragon X70 modem. One we have already mentioned and it is its ability to optimize speeds, the second is aimed at managing the millimeter wave beam based on AI, with a third that is responsible for a selection algorithm also based on Artificial Intelligence. For a fourth key element called adaptive optimization, which has to do with that optimization of upload and download speeds.
More details: for OEMs, low latency and energy efficiency
Another of its important aspects for operators and phone manufacturers is that it is the only modem that supports the entire commercial 5G band from 500 Mhz to 41 Ghz. Precisely the operators will be able to benefit from this millimeter wave beam to deploy special services that are increasingly in demand.
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Now, in terms of speed, the new Snapdragon X70 reaches download speeds of 10 Gbps and upload speeds of 3.5 Gbps for 5G.
Qualcomm is not fooling around and has been able to improve energy efficiency by 60% thanks to Qualcomm 5G PowerSave Gen 3. Once again, Artificial Intelligence does its thing to improve the use of antennas according to outdoor or indoor locations .
The launch of Qualcomm's Snapdragon X70 modem is expected for upcoming 5G mobile devices to launch later in the year.