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Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 636

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 636

The company says the new mobile chipset will bring with it significant improvements across performance, gaming, and display. The chipmaker is showing off the Qualcomm's 5G reference design phone at its 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong on Tuesday morning, as it is one of several innovations.

The Qualcomm's Adreno GPU 509 enhances browsing and gaming performance by 10%, and in integration into the Adreno "Visual Processing" Subs-system, are EcoPix and TruePalette features of Qualcomm for improving the display.

The Snapdragon 636 has support for Bluetooth 5.0. Download speeds will be similar to the previous SoC, as it has 600Mbps LTE support. This chipset will redefine how mid-ranged phones are designed. As we all know, high end smartphones are not affordable for everyone and there are more people who like to purchase a mid-range smartphone rather than spending more money on a high end smartphones.

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced a new mobile platform, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636, created to provide improvements to device performance, enhanced gaming and display technology support in comparison to the Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform. This is because millimeter-wave used by 5G modem would have difficulty in indoor propagation unless indoor signal repeaters are used.

As for its 5G smartphone concept, the futuristic-looking handset is 9mm thick and sports a trendy edge-to-edge screen. You also get support for Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec for Hi-Fi audio on the go.

It's expected that 5G connectivity will eventually provide unthrottled bandwidth and ease the congestion that current 4G/LTE networks now experience.

Plans are on for the X50 modem chipset to be shrunk in size by a further 50% over the next 12 months.

Qualcomm also announced its first successful 5G-modem chip test for mobile smartphones.

However, Qualcomm's representative Sherif Hanna said that in the initial days of 5G, the technology will mostly act as a "turbo mode" for the existing 4G and will work side by side to add power to the existing networks. Leading United States network carrier Verizon also announced that it would speed up its 5G New Radio field trials to launch its next-generation networks in 2019, with help from partners like Qualcomm and Novatel Wireless.

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