Snapdragon X70 Uses AI To Improve 5G Speeds, Coverage, And Low Latency Snapdragon X70 Uses AI To Improve 5G Speeds, Coverage, And Low Latency

Qualcomm's Snapdragon X70 modem for smartphones uses artificial intelligence to improve 5G speeds, expand coverage and lower latency. Those are the three most challenging aspects of mobile connectivity, making this a significant update to smartphone technology. Qualcomm's fifth generation of 5G modems can be expected to be the most advanced solution with more refinements than ever before. The Qualcomm Snapdragon X70 is the first modem to support all 5G bands, covering from 0.6 to 41-gigahertz, making it easier to get a 5G signal in more places worldwide.

Qualcomm is a leading manufacturer of smartphone chips, designing and building the system on a chip (SoC) found in most Android phones, as well as the 5G modems that bring blazing-fast high-speed internet to a handheld device. The SoC includes the central, graphics, neural processors and various other components to handle the bulk of the computation needed by a smartphone. In some cases, the modem is built into the same silicon chip.


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Qualcomm recently announced its Snapdragon X70 modem, which uses artificial intelligence to increase 5G speed even further than was possible before. While peak a download speed of 10 gigabits-per-second remains the same as with the Snapdragon X65, the new modem offers a breakthrough in upload speeds of up to 3.5 gigabits-per-second. As a result, sharing longer videos or an extensive collection of high-resolution photos should be much faster and easier. In addition, live streaming video will become more reliable when using a smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X70 modem. The AI-enhanced chip supports download and upload aggregation, meaning multiple frequency bands can be used simultaneously to speed up transfers, automatically choosing the best combination at any given moment to maximize speed and minimize latency.

Snapdragon X70 5G Coverage & Efficiency

With expanded coverage and support for a broader range of global 5G networks, Qualcomm's Snapdragon X70 is more likely to find and lock on to a good signal when traveling. It uses AI to tune its antennas for optimal speeds. Perhaps, the most impressive aspect of the enhancement is the Snapdragon X70s efficiency. Qualcomm's 5G PowerSave Gen 3 delivers up to a 60 percent improvement in power efficiency for indoor and outdoor use in various network conditions. This translates to more prolonged use of a smartphone while connected to a 5G network.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon X70 modem matches the advances of the previous X65 modem. It improves every aspect with more refinements for higher average speeds, not just the best peak speed, making a bigger difference in real-world usage. Leading in benchmarks is great, but delivering consistently high speeds everywhere is a much more significant challenge, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon X70 modem seems well equipped to deliver on that goal.

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Source: Qualcomm

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