As well as a new wearable processor and some mobile processors, Qualcomm also announced a new mobile modem, the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem will offer download soeeds of up to 1 Gbps and upload speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
The Snapdragon X16 LTE modem is the first instantiation of Qualcomm Technologies’ new, advanced modem architecture. This highly scalable architecture, with modular components and common software, will allow Qualcomm Technologies to rapidly evolve its modem product line to address a wide range of connected applications, ranging from ultra-fast mobile broadband to power-efficient connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
The Snapdragon X16 LTE modem also supports Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), the global standard for LTE in unlicensed spectrum, becoming the mobile industry’s first commercially announced LTE Advanced Pro modem. LTE Advanced Pro, beginning with 3GPP Release 13, marks an important next phase for 4G that will expand the technology into new applications and usage models, establishing the foundation for unified and more capable connectivity platforms into the next decade.
Just like the processors unveiled earlier we can expect to see these new mobile modems in smartphones from the second half of 2016.
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