Qualcomm Technologies announced that its upcoming flagship 5G mobile platform will feature a system-on-chip (SoC) built on the 7nm process node.
The 7nm SoC can be paired with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, the company’s 5G-capable mobile platform for premium tier smartphones and other mobile devices.
Qualcomm Technologies has begun sampling of the mobile platform to multiple OEMs developing next-generation consumer devices, said Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon.
“We are very pleased to be working with OEMs, operators, infrastructure vendors, and standards bodies across the world, and are on track to help launch the first 5G mobile hotspots by the end of 2018, and smartphones using our next-generation mobile platform in the first half of 2019,” said Amon.
The 5G mobile platform is designed to enable high-end devices that bring new experiences and interactions with power-efficient on-device AI, improved battery life, and performance while extending globally to technologies, solutions, experiences and applications in automotive and IoT.
Qualcomm plans to announce more details on the platform in the fourth quarter of 2018.