Qualcomm announces Snapdragon X70 5G modem that connects all bands

According to Android Authority, when buying a smartphone in certain countries, users often have to check what their country’s spectrum deployment is to choose the right product. Without testing, the lack of band support will prevent users from getting the fastest speeds, or having trouble making connections.

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The first smartphone with Snapdragon X70 modem could be released by the end of this year

This annoyance can be solved thanks to the new Snapdragon X70 modem. This is the first 5G radio chip that can connect to all commercial bands, from 600 MHz to 41 GHz. Theoretically, it means that any phone a user buys with this modem can connect to any network anywhere in the world. As a result, users will not need to double-check band support if this modem is built-in.

Qualcomm also focuses the most on the speed and stability of the 5G 5G modem. This connection has a peak download speed of 10 Gbps, while a maximum upload speed of 3.5 Gbps. This will bring a more stable connection to the users.


The new Snapdragon X70 is also the first chip to use AI (artificial intelligence) to enhance throughput as well as energy efficiency. The built-in AI chip can quickly fine-tune the Snapdragon X70 to deliver the best performance in the most power-efficient way for the user’s specific situation at the time.

Qualcomm is expected to start introducing Snapdragon X70 to smartphone manufacturers in the second half of this year, and users could see the first commercial phone with Snapdragon X70 chip appear in late 2020.

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