Now that we know that the new Snapdragon 4 series chips from Qualcomm will work with 5G technology, we can say that, by the year 2021, many will be able to move to the fifth generation of mobile phones.
Qualcomm has established itself as a leading processor in smartphones and its SoC is already available at terminals with a variety of prices. With the announcement, the company continues its 5G democratic mission.
5G, one of the most popular mobile technologies, has moved away from a series of 8 more chip chips fees, in 7 series (starting with Snapdragon 765) and in the previous 6 series, with the release of Snapdragon 690.
Qualcomm’s announcement does not provide details on how it will use 5G on its Snapdragon 4-series chips. In this sense, we do not know whether it will be available in the entire range or will be limited to certain models.
Little do we know that this 5G sub-6 technology will be compatible with the most advanced mmWave connectivity, which could be an exciting decision, especially since the 4-chip series will fit into cheap devices for less than $250.
While high-end Snapdragon 865 and 865+ processors still rely on the 5G modem, Qualcomm has been able to integrate this feature into its less expensive Series 7 and Series 6 chips.
In this way, it is believed that the same will happen with Series 4, which will offer better power efficiency compared to having a separate module.
Although there are few details provided about the power of the 2021 series 4 chips, prominent manufacturers such as Motorola, Oppo and Xiaomi (who have already installed previous generations of series 4 on their devices) have confirmed that they will bring a new 5G platform when it becomes available.
Qualcomm has confirmed that it will unveil more details about the Snapdragon 4-enabled 5G chips in the first quarter of 2021.