Qualcomm announces Snapdragon X70 Modem

Snapdragon X70 Modem
Snapdragon X70 Modem

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At MWC 2022, Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon X70 modem with increased uplink and downlink speeds. This modem also has AI capabilities and has world-first in a modem-RF system.

Snapdragon X70 Modem comes with a new AI suite that can enhance 5G speeds, coverage, latency, and power efficiency for both sub-6GHz bandwidths and mmWave. The modem boasts up to 10 Gbps peak download speed and 3.5 Gbps peak upload speed.

Qualcomm also claims that the modem has up to 60% power efficiency improvements. This could be possible due to Qualcomm 5G PowerSave Gen 3 and multi-antenna optimizations. AI also plays an important role in power savings across the board.

Snapdragon X70 modem is expected to power devices by the end of this year.

Modem Name: Snapdragon X70 5G Modem-RF System

  • Peak Download Speed: 10 Gbps
  • Peak Upload Speed: 3.5 Gbps
  • Cellular Modem-RF Specs: 1020 MHz aggregation, 300 MHz aggregation (5G sub-6 GHz), 800 MHz aggregation (mmWave), 900 MHz aggregation
  • Performance Enhancement Technologies: Qualcomm® Smart Transmit 2.0 technology, Qualcomm® Wideband Envelope Tracking, Qualcomm® AI-Enhanced Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning
  • Cellular Technology: 5G Dual Connectivity, 5G NR, Comprehensive 4x CA (FDD and TDD), DSDA, FDD, mmWave MSIM, SA, TDD, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), LAA, mmWave, NSA (non-standalone), sub-6 GHz, WCDMA, LTE, LTE including CBRS support, TD-SCDMA, GSM/EDGE
  • Multi SIM: Dual-SIM Dual-Active (DSDA) 5G+5G and 5G+4G, Global 5G Multi-SIM, LTE Dual SIM Dual Active (mmWave), mmWave Multi SIM (mmWave) FR1+FR2 DC