China Mobile to Develop 5G Mobile Devices Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform

China Mobile to Develop 5G Mobile Devices Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform Image Credit: Qualcomm

Qualcomm Technologies announced that China Mobile Communication Group Device (CMDC) and leading Chinese OEMs, including Xiaomi, OnePlus, OPPO, Vivo and ZTE, are developing 5G mobile devices featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform using the recently launched Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem family.

At the China Mobile Global Partner Conference in Guangzhou, Qualcomm Technologies and Chinese OEMs will jointly showcase 5G mobile demo devices, including smartphones and a customer premise equipment (CPE), marking a significant step toward accelerating 5G commercialization.

The Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, paired with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem and Qualcomm QTM052 mmWave antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements, allows Chinese OEMs to participate in the global 5G opportunity by addressing the exponential increase in device design complexity that comes with the next-generation of mobile technology, supporting their launch of commercial premium 5G devices in 2019, said Qualcomm.

Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm
Earlier this year we announced the ‘5G Pioneer’ Initiative together with leading Chinese manufacturers, and the completion of 5G connections using OEM devices based on the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is a major achievement for this initiative. 

Xiaowei Luan, GM, China Mobile Communication Group Device
5G will fundamentally change the way we live and reshape every aspect of the industries and society. Facing the massive opportunities 5G brings, we aim to deepen our cooperation with Qualcomm Technologies and the industry chain and create diversified 5G devices and mobile experiences for consumers.

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