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Qualcomm Pioneers the First 5G Smartphone and It's Bulky

 - Jun 20, 2018
References: gizmochina & lightreading
With promises to increase connectivity, efficiency and convenience, Qualcomm debuts the first 5G smartphone. The product is complacent with 3GPP NR specifications and is a single chip X50 5G modem that runs on 28GHz. Qualcomm's mobile prototype appears to be quite bulky and big, reminding consumers of the development of portable cellular devices in the late 80s and early 90s.

The move toward a 5G-connected future is highly anticipated due to the high-tech appeal of the next generation network. With a promise to revolutionize the way we engage with the Internet of Things, Qualcomm announces that it hopes to launch the first line of 5G smartphones in late 2018. This ultimately ties into the desire to stay ahead of the game with 5G connectivity.

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