The new modem is specifically designed to deliver peak download speeds of a whopping 2Gbps, which is twice the speed you are able to now get from a fibre broadband support. It’s also the world’s first 7nm process processor – making room for battery-efficient results. While Qualcomm is planning to deliver the Snapdragon X24 commercially at the end of 2018, we likely need to wait for some more time, with premium devices in 2019 likely to come with the new modem along with the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem to provide multi-mode connectivity. Why is the Snapdragon X24 LTE modem statement interesting is the 2Gbps download speeds claim. However, there are numerous features that differentiate the most recent development from all the present mobile modems, including the Snapdragon X20 that will come into reality together with the initiation of the Snapdragon 845 SoC shortly. The Snapdragon X20 is promised to deliver download speeds up to 1.2Gbps and can be built on the commonly found 10nm procedure. The Snapdragon X24, on the other hand, is a future-ready modem – setting the floor for 5G connectivity.
Qualcomm shows the Snapdragon X24 supports around seven carrier aggregation. As a consequence, that you may expect a substantial increase in the bandwidth as well as an uplifted bitrate over everything it is possible to receive from a modem which supports six carrier aggregation, like the latest Samsung LTE modem which is going to be portion of the Galaxy S9 string throughout the Exynos 9810 SoC. There’s also full-dimension Multi-Input Multi-Output (FD-MIMO) to give way to carriers to begin sending their 5G signals.
On the section of uplink support, the Snapdragon X24 has 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, which is enough for uploading a high quality video on YouTube or sharing any big files with connections via a cloud service such as Dropbox or even iCloud.
If you are thinking the way the Snapdragon X24 will be of use in emerging markets like India and China, Qualcomm has provided multi-SIM assistance with LTE dual-SIM, dual-standby (DSDS)+LAA feature in addition to dual-SIM, dual-VoLTE (DSDV) functionality. Additionally, there are enough developments to make method for next-generation calling solutions, including HD and Ultra-HD Voice (EVS) and CSFB to 3G and 2G.
“As the world’s first declared Gigabit LTE modem to achieve speeds of as many as 2 Gbps, the Snapdragon X24 LTE modem sets a major mobile industry landmark, designed to provide enhanced cellular broadband and provide an very important gigabit policy layer for commercial 5G systems and mobile devices which are expected to start starting in 2019,” said Serge Willenegger, senior vice president and general manager, 4G/5G and Industrial IOT, Qualcomm Wireless GmbH, in a media release.
Qualcomm is set to provide a sneak peek at a few of the core characteristics of this Snapdragon X24 in Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona later this month, in collaboration with Ericsson, Netgear, along with Telstra. The San Diego-based company has also announced an SDK for its IoT LTE modem (MDM9206) and also a set of wireless edge services that are likely to be showcased on several linked devices in the coming MWC.