Earlier today we posted about the chip maker Qualcomm’s second generation chip announcement. We didn’t disclose much about the chip in that post, However, the chip is named as Qualcomm X55 and it would support 5G networks up to 7Gbps.
Besides providing the best solution for 5G networks, the chip also supports the old networks such as 2G, 3G, 4G LTE. Basically, it means that it supports all the network technologies which are currently available.
5G comes in two variants, mmWave (high-speed) and sub-6GHz (better coverage.) The chip is said to support both the variants and would also work on both TDD and FDD networks. Being able to work on TDD and FDD would mean that it can be used in devices for countries in the West and for China.
For those who are more interested in the 5G variants, On the mmWave network, the chip would be able to consume up to 8000 MHz bandwidth and could provide downloading speeds up to 7Gbps. On the sub-6GHz, the speed would be slower than mmWave, but the chip will support bandwidth support up to 100 MHz with 4×4 MIMO.
The chip also boosts the current 4G LTE networks with download speeds up to 2.5Gbps. So if your device comes with this chip and your country doesn’t have 5G, there’s a good chance that you’ll be one of the first ones to have the fastest 4G speed in your country.