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Qualcomm Unveils New Antenna Module for 5G Devices

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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, you may have already heard the latest news on 5G and how different carriers are getting ready to launch the network by next year. Just recently, AT&T added new cities on the list for the technology. Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have also unveiled the list of cities where 5G will soon be available.

One key complaint people have about 5G, however, is that there is hardly any capable smartphone available. This seems to be on the horizon, however, as a new mmWave antenna module has been unveiled by Qualcomm; and this works well with 5G devices.

Earlier today, Qualcomm unveiled its latest antenna module called, the QTM052 mmWave. It's the first antenna announced that promises to allow 5G high-speed spectrum to function with smartphones and other devices. The technology comes as a tiny antenna array that equips itself with four antennas that can accurately point towards a nearby 5G tower. The antenna was developed to bounce signals off of any surfaces in the vicinity. With its size, smartphone manufacturers can easily embed it into a phone's bezel.

The tech manufacturer plans to pair this antenna module with its QPM56xx sub-6 GHz radio frequency module and the recently announced Snapdragon X50 5G modem. With all three working together, we could be witnessing the first 5G smartphones real soon.

As of this writing, Qualcomm has already sent out samples to its device partners. Among those on the list include Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, and Xiaomi. With their promise to produce 5G capable devices, we could see these phones by early 2019.



Source: QualcommEngadget



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  1. I have been living under a rock when it comes to 5G. Guess I'll need to start doing some Googling.

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  2. Sounds like the Stylo 5 will be a real contender in the budget sphere, although there's still a chance that the Moto g7 may be an impressive 5G offering.

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