Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE modem with data transfer speeds of 1.2 Gbps
Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE was presented a year ago. Despite this, he is ready to appear in the composition of the single-chip system Snapdragon 835. Recall, this modem is the first LTE Advanced supports Pro. Simply put, a modem capable of transmitting data at speeds up to 1 Gbps.
And while we only expect the adoption of these technologies, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon LTE modem X20. To begin, we note that the first devices with this solution you can expect on the market only in the first half of 2018. It is most likely that the Snapdragon X20 LTE will be part of the next flagship SoC Qualcomm as if she had not called. Accordingly, one of the first devices on the market with this modem, will likely be the Samsung Galaxy S9. But it will not be soon.
So, Snapdragon LTE X20, produced at 10-nanometer technology, is the solution of the second-generation Gigabit LTE. The stated data transfer speed of up to 1.2 Gbps. the Modem supports the speed of LTE Category 18, aggregating up to five 20 MHz carriers in the bands FDD and TDD, as well as 4×4 MIMO. Also in the asset novelties, for the first time for modems Snapdragon processor, supports Dual SIM Dual VoLTE (DSDV). All this allows you to make 12 streams of data LTE, occupying only three 20 MHz carriers.
Of course, the new modem complies with the principle Snapdragon All Mode, which means support for all the major cellular technologies (LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, EV-DO, CDMA 1x and GSM/EDGE), more than 40 cellular bands of frequencies and more than 1000 combinations of the bands of the carrier aggregation and LTE Dual SIM, LTE Broadcast, HD and Ultra HD Voice over LTE (VoLTE), and voice 3G and 2G.