Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated has announced that China Mobile Communication Group Device Co., Ltd. (CMDC) and leading Chinese OEMs, including Xiaomi, OnePlus, OPPO, Vivo and ZTE, are developing 5G mobile devices featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform using the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem family.
Just launched this week at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit, the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is the world’s first commercial mobile platform supporting multi-gigabit 5G, industry-leading AI and immersive extended reality (XR) collectively, ushering in a new decade of multi-gigabit connectivity and unleashing transformative 5G experiences.
At the China Mobile Global Partner Conference in Guangzhou, Qualcomm Technologies and Chinese OEMs will jointly showcase 5G mobile demo devices, including smartphones and a customer premise equipment (CPE), marking a significant step toward accelerating 5G commercialization.
5G NR technologies deliver multi-gigabit-per-second data speeds with significantly lower latency than today’s networks, amongst other capabilities. Opening doors for a new level of communication, seamlessly connecting users and not only making our smartphones better but ushering in a new decade of immersive user experiences.
All while enjoying faster browsing, faster downloads, better quality video calls, ultra-high-definition and 360-degree video streaming, and on-device artificial intelligence capabilities that are more intuitive that ever before. With significant technical expertise and industry-leading solutions, Qualcomm Technologies is uniquely positioned to propel the global commercialization of 5G.
The Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, paired with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem and Qualcomm® QTM052 mmWave antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements, allows Chinese OEMs to participate in the global 5G opportunity by addressing the exponential increase in device design complexity that comes with the next-generation of mobile technology, supporting their launch of commercial premium 5G devices in 2019.
“Qualcomm Technologies is working closely with the Chinese ecosystem to provide transformative 5G user experiences using our solutions,” said Cristiano Amon, president, Qualcomm Incorporated. “Earlier this year we announced the ‘5G Pioneer’ Initiative together with leading Chinese manufacturers, and the completion of 5G connections using OEM devices based on the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is a major achievement for this initiative. We will continue to enable customers in China and across the globe to help China’s smartphone industry seize the global opportunities coming with 5G in 2019.”
“The cooperation between China Mobile Communication Group Device Co., Ltd. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is significant,” said Xiaowei Luan, general manager, China Mobile Communication Group Device Co., Ltd. “5G will fundamentally change the way we live and reshape every aspect of the industries and society. Facing the massive opportunities 5G brings, we aim to deepen our cooperation with Qualcomm Technologies and the industry chain and create diversified 5G devices and mobile experiences for consumers.”
“Xiaomi has been continuing our close collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and operators in accelerating 5G development,” said Bin Lin, co-founder and president, Xiaomi. “As an important participant in the ‘5G Pioneer’ Initiative of Qualcomm Technologies, Xiaomi has completed the 5G signal and data connection as well as the 5G mmWave throughput test utilizing the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, which prepares us for 5G smartphone launch next year.”
“OnePlus has a long established close relationship with Qualcomm Technologies, which not only provides core components and engineering support but also unlocks potential for our innovations,” said Pete Lau, chief executive officer, OnePlus. “Building on our close cooperation in 5G, OnePlus is expected to be one of the first customers of Qualcomm Technologies to commercially launch premium 5G smartphones in 2019.”
“The 5G era is a game changer and OPPO will be a key player. Leveraging our profound understanding of 5G technology and extensive investment in R&D, together with the leading-edge Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, we are confident that we will be one of the first manufacturers to roll out 5G ready mobile devices. In the era of 5G, the continued efforts of exploring transformational use cases will drive the value of 5G, and OPPO is committed to providing users with a revolutionary, personalized and convenient technology experience to improve their lives,” said, Tony Chen, chief executive officer, OPPO.
“Vivo has always adhered to the consumer-oriented approach when innovating new products. For the upcoming 5G era, Vivo believes that consumers will remain at the core of the smartphone industry ecosystem,” said Jesse Shi, senior vice president, Vivo. “As a pioneer of 5G devices, Vivo fully leverages its advantages in platform and technology to collaborate with upstream and downstream ecosystem leaders including Qualcomm Technologies in creating smarter 5G devices. Vivo plans to launch its first 5G pre-commercial smartphone in 2019, and to achieve the large scale commercial rollouts of 5G smartphones by 2020.”
“Committed to the ‘Leading 5G Innovations’ strategy, ZTE provides integrated 5G end-to-end solutions,” said Luo Wei, vice president of product at, ZTE Mobile Devices. “ZTE and Qualcomm Technologies have a long-standing track-record for collaborative innovations, and we aim to accelerate the commercial use of 5G devices through the ‘5G Pioneer’ Initiative of Qualcomm Technologies. ZTE has successfully completed the 5G Internet and WeChat connection on ZTE 5G smartphone via the simulation system based on the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. We are looking forward to introducing commercial 5G smartphones in the first half of 2019.”