Qualcomm Snapdragon X80 World’s First Multiple Featured AI 5G Modem

February 26, 2024

Qualcomm unveiled its latest innovation in the realm of mobile technology: the Snapdragon X80 5G modem. Positioned as the world’s premier AI-powered gigabit modem, the Snapdragon X80 marks a significant leap forward in connectivity capabilities. With a focus on enhancing reception quality, and accuracy, and reducing power consumption, Qualcomm aims to redefine the standards for mobile connectivity.

The unveiling event, held in San Diego, showcased Qualcomm’s commitment to innovation and advancement in the field of telecommunications. Highlighting the incorporation of artificial intelligence, the company outlined how the Snapdragon X80 leverages this technology to optimize performance across various parameters.

One of the standout features of the Snapdragon X80 is its fully integrated support for narrowband (NB) to non-terrestrial networks (NTN) satellite communications. This groundbreaking capability not only distinguishes the Snapdragon X80 from its predecessors but also positions it as a formidable competitor in the market. With this support, Qualcomm is directly challenging Apple’s Emergency SOS via Satellite feature, which debuted on the iPhone 14 series in 2022, hinting at the imminent arrival of smartphones equipped with satellite connectivity.

Qualcomm’s foray into satellite communications gained momentum with the unveiling of Snapdragon Satellite during CES 2023. Despite initial anticipation, the feature, which promised ‘pole-to-pole’ emergency messaging functionality in collaboration with Iridium Communications, failed to materialize in Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-powered flagship devices. However, with the advent of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 and the Snapdragon X80! Qualcomm appears poised to deliver on its promise of enhanced connectivity capabilities.

Harnessing the power of AI, Qualcomm has engineered the Snapdragon X80 to extend the range using Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)! thereby enhancing voice and video calling experiences over 5G NR bands. Leveraging AI integration, users can expect a multitude of improvements! including 30 percent faster link acquisition, 60 percent faster CPE service acquisition over mmWave bands! and a notable 10 percent reduction in power consumption while operating on mmWave 5G bands.

Moreover, the Snapdragon X80 boasts significant enhancements in location accuracy and cell selection efficiency! with improvements of 30 percent and 20 percent, respectively. While peak downlink speeds remain consistent with its predecessor at 10Gbps! uplink speeds see an incremental improvement, reaching up to 3.5Gbps. Notably, Carrier Aggregation capabilities have been enhanced, promising up to 6x better performance.

Anticipated to debut in the second half of 2024 alongside the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4! the Snapdragon X80 is set to revolutionize the mobile landscape. With its groundbreaking features and unprecedented capabilities, Qualcomm’s latest offering is poised to redefine the benchmarks for mobile connectivity. For enthusiasts eager to delve deeper into Qualcomm’s flagship chipset, featuring custom Oryon cores! the anticipation continues to build as the future of mobile technology unfolds.

Source: Wccftech

Jani Dushman
Jani Dushman

I'm Jani, a dedicated Tech Writer and Reviewer at Xiaomitoday. With a passion for exploring and dissecting the latest in technology, my mission is to bring you insightful and comprehensive reviews that empower your decision-making in the fast-evolving world of gadgets and tech.

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