This year we got a glimpse of 5G phones but it seems like 2020 will be the year of large-scale 5G expansion. In the current scenario, if you want to use ultra-high 5G internet connection then you need to have a highly expensive flagship smartphone but this could change next year as Qualcomm has announced that the company is including LG, Motorola, Realme, Redmi, Oppo, Vivo, and HMD Global, working on 6 and 7 series Snapdragon SOCs with 5G modems.
“The transition to 5G is going to be faster than earlier transitions,” Amon told Reuters on the sidelines of the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin. “Now we have to bring it to everyone.”
Qualcomm said 12 phone makers have signed on to use its new Snapdragon 7 Series 5G Mobile Platform in their upcoming smartphones including LG, Motorola, Realme, Redmi, Oppo, Vivo and HMD Global (Nokia).
Snapdragon 7 Series will be built on the 7nm process and is expected to be commercially available by Q4 of 2019.
The Series 6 is supposed to be out by mid-2020 and it is targeted for lower-cost phones appealing a larger fraction of smartphone users.
As of now, this is all we have but we can expect some more details on the Snapdragon 7 Series as it is supposed to come early by next year.