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Blazing-fast Gigabit LTE connectivity, virtually lag-free HDR video capture, and advanced mobile AI: These are just some of the trailblazing features users will find in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 powered LG V30, the latest addition to LG's flagship V series of smartphones.

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On the outside, LG reports that the V30 boasts numerous mobile industry-first innovations, including the first F1.6 Crystal Clear Lens, and the first OLED FullVision display. On the inside, the Snapdragon 835 helps the V30 take advantage of cutting-edge digital features such as voice UI, responsive VR, and advanced biometric security. This potent combination of bleeding-edge hardware and next-level software makes the V30 one of the most capable mobile devices out there.

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Connectivity

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The V30 is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, and it supports some the most advanced LTE features of any smartphone. This includes Gigabit LTE for incredibly fast download speeds that enhance all connected apps, 4x4 MIMO technology with double the number of antennas of typical smartphones for fast speeds in weak signal areas, and LAA technology for fast speeds in crowded places. In addition, it’s the first phone to support LTE connections in the 600-MHz band, giving it superior coverage on compatible networks. In all, these advanced wireless features are designed to provide users the speed and coverage they need for high-quality video and music streaming, VR immersion, and near-instantaneous access to files in the cloud.

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Photos and video

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The V30 brings new advancements in mobile photography, pairing the latest hardware with intuitive software for a unique experience. The main camera features F1.6 Crystal Clear Lens. The glass lens on the 16MP standard-angle camera and 13MP wide-angle camera on the back capture brighter and more vivid colors than photos taken with traditional plastic mobile lenses.

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LG claims another industry first is the inclusion of Point Zoom. While typical cameras only zoom in on the center of a frame, the software algorithms on the V30 zoom in anywhere smoothly, regardless of an object’s position on screen.

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Cine Video mode bundles a number of innovative tools that add the cinematic hues of various movie genres to videos. Fifteen pre-set Cine Effects can transform a normal video into a romantic comedy, summer blockbuster, mystery, thriller, or classic film. The manual camera mode gives even more creative power when paired with the Graphy app. In Manual Mode, users can select images from Graphy and apply preset metadata, like white balance, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, to photos.

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HDR video capture and HDR10 playback

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One of the most exciting trends in mobile photography is High Dynamic Range (HDR). Not only is the V30 able to capture stunning HDR photos, but it can also shoot virtually lag-free HDR video. HDR photos are created by stitching together the best parts of numerous images taken at different exposures; in order to bring HDR quality to video without almost any lag, the V30 alternates the exposure of pixels in a single image. And it all happens nearly instantly — HDR is even available in the live preview.

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The approach to HDR video also allows the V30 to capture full-resolution HDR photos without virtually any shutter lag. This near-real-time HDR-capture ability is made possible by the 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra 180 Image Sensor Processor (ISP), which has been designed to take on this type of heavy image lifting without a strain on battery life. In other words, there’s no need for battery anxiety when shooting in HDR.

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The new OLED display on the LG V30 provides amazing contrast and ultra wide color gamut, providing the ideal canvas to render immersive HDR content on. Combined with advanced HDR tone mapping performed by the Adreno DPU on the Snapdragon 835, users can experience next generation HDR10 content from providers such as Netflix and Amazon.

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“HDR10 playback delivers a viewing experience the way Hollywood intended,” says Don McGuire, VP of Product Marketing for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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Many movies and TV shows on Netflix and Amazon are already available in HDR10 (Consumers may see content branded as “Ultra HD Premium.”), and more outlets are sure to follow.

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Audio

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LG also highlights that the V30 is the first global smartphone to support MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology, the V30 streams high-resolution audio files that duplicate the quality of the original studio’s master version. The phone is also equipped with a Hi-Fi Quad DAC, with audio tuning by B&O PLAY sound engineers. Presets that mix-and-match sound frequencies and decibel scales provide superior audio quality.

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Voice

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The V30 is equipped with a Voice Recognition feature, which uses a combination of the user’s voice and user-defined keywords (optimally three to five syllables) to “wake up” the V30. (But don’t worry about security, the technology is smart enough to distinguish the user’s voice from others.) This is also available even when the V30 plays music. The Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec (WCD9340) in combination with advanced Aqstic voice UI technology is engineered to provide the phone with virtually always-on, always-listening capabilities without draining its battery.

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The Google AI Assistant’sOK Google” hotword is baked-in to the DSP inside the Aqstic audio codec for using voice commands to direct the phone to perform a variety of functions. For example, say “OK Google, take a romantic ‘Cine Video’,” and the V30 will open the camera with the “Romantic” pre-set filter ready to go. Linking compatible LG products, like washing machines, refrigerators, ovens, air conditioners, and robot vacuums, to the phone is also possible. Simply say, “OK Google, talk to LG to wash my clothes,” to start a load of laundry.

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Security

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In addition to using the Aqstic UI for security-rich access to the phone, users can take advantage of its facial recognition technology. LG’s Face Recognition technology the V30 is engineered to be unlocked almost instantaneously using the front-facing camera and without pressing any buttons, even when the phone’s display is off. This feature is supported by the “phone tilt” algorithm from Qualcomm Technologies based on input running on the Snapdragon sensor core. A fingerprint sensor on the phone’s back provides an additional layer of security, so the device can be unlocked by tapping a Knock Code on the screen.

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Power

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The innovative features of the V30 also extend to its intelligently designed battery. Equipped with Quick Charge 3.0, this 3,300 mAh battery charges from empty to 50 percent in around 30 minutes. It also provides convenient wireless charging, efficiently consuming power to keep users snapping photos, streaming VR, or recording video for longer.

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Display

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The V30’s large six-inch, 18:9 ratio QHD+ (2880 x 1440) OLED FullVision display delivers a stunning viewing experience. It offers fast response time with minimal afterimages when viewing an action-packed movie or playing a game with quick movements.

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LG’s Second Screen functionality evolves into the new Always-on Display (AOD) and a new Floating Bar for the V30’s home screen. When the display is turned off, the AOD appears with shortcuts to the music player or Quick Tools. On the homescreen, the optional, semi-transparent Floating Bar can be customized with five favorite apps.

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Virtual Reality

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The Snapdragon 835’s built-in Adreno 540 GPU supports Daydream, Google’s platform for high-quality VR gaming. With Daydream, users can explore new video game worlds and stream cinematic experiences in stunning VR. The V30 takes full advantage of this rapid response time and the exceptional graphics delivered by the Snapdragon 835 to put users in the center of the action.

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Design

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The V30 is durable and lightweight. Designed with the same H-beam design used in modern skyscrapers, LG emphasizes that the 158g metal frame is the lightest smartphone in the six-inch and over category. With an IP68 water and dust resistant ranking, the V30 can be immersed in up to 1.5 meters of water for as long as 30 minutes without impacting its use. Both sides of the phone are sealed with Gorilla Glass 5, Corning’s most advanced tempered glass, which has passed 14 categories of the U.S. Department of Defense’s durability drop tests. That means the V30 can be used in a variety of environments.

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The LG V30 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone is available in Aurora Block, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet. The LG V30+ has 128GB of storage and will only be available in select regions.

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The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 powered LG V30 is here, featuring blazing-fast Gigabit LTE connectivity, virtually lag-free HDR video capture, and advanced mobile AI.

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Humorous, heartbreaking, satirical — The New Yorker’s iconic covers have provided us with social commentary since the magazine published its first issue in 1925. Among the topics captured in these illustrated works of art: our relationship with our smartphones.

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To further explore the smartphone’s growing impact on the world, Qualcomm collaborated with TNY Studio, The New Yorker’s branded content unit. Three of the magazine’s covers featuring the device were chosen as the inspiration for a series of original short films. “Smartphone Stories” debuted at this year’s New Yorker Festival, screening before many of the conversations, panels, and performances.

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“The series is a celebration of the smartphone and its significance in people’s lives,” explained Qualcomm Technologies Senior Director of Global Brand Liya Sharif. “This project has multiple layers: There are the artists who created the covers, the filmmakers who interpreted those covers, and then underneath it all, there’s Qualcomm who invented the technology that makes the smartphone so indispensable.”

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Bringing the covers to life

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The three New Yorker covers were selected for their storytelling potential. The directors were tasked with bringing them to life. Each was given complete creative freedom and license to develop their narratives, whether that meant imagining the moment before what was depicted on the cover or establishing backstories for the characters. Original musical scores and scripts were written for the films. While each offers a unique approach, all are a variation on a common theme: The smartphone occupies a singular place in our lives.

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“City Symphony,” a film by Lucy Walker

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The film is based on illustrator Christoph Niemann’s August 9, 2010 “Dropped Call” cover. The short was directed by award-winning British filmmaker Lucy Walker. Walker chose to transform the illustration into an homage to New York and New Yorkers. Shot documentary style, the film captures the happenings at a New York City public pool from open to close on a hot summer’s day. “City Symphony” highlights the city’s diversity and the different ways people use their phone every day.

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“Enchanted Forest,” a film by Emily Carmichael

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“Enchanted Forest,” which was illustrated by Niemann as well, is directed by Emily Carmichael, a director, screenwriter, and animator whose films have been screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance, and SXSW. Carmichael focuses her beautifully animated fairytale-like film on the cover’s main character, a girl using her smartphone’s flashlight to read at night. When a wily fox steals her book, her smartphone takes on the role of sidekick on her journey to retrieve it.

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“Screen Time,” a film by Peter Huang

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Director and screenwriter Peter Huang is no stranger to films about tech. His short “5 Films About Technology” is a satirical look at “people staring into screens.” In “Screen Time,” based on the September 4, 2017 cover drawn by Bruce Eric Kaplan, Huang explores the smartphone as an existentialist, questioning its purpose.

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Putting the “smart” in “smartphone”

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Today, 7 billion people around the world are connected, but this certainly wasn’t the case 20 years ago when the smartphone first emerged. Today, many of the features we love about our smartphones — the ability to stream video, navigate with GPS, capture memories, share photos, play games, browse the internet, and post our thoughts instantaneously — are enabled by Qualcomm inventions.

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“Smartphone Stories” is an expression of the many reasons why we love our phones. In addition to screening the films, a gallery of 10 New Yorker covers featuring the smartphone were on display at one of the festival’s venues. The covers exhibited date back to September 13, 2004; “Déja Vu” by Istvan Banyai is a haunting recollection of the Twin Towers.

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For over 90 years, The New Yorker has documented American culture, from the era-defining moments to the minutiae of our daily lives. Included in this rich history is one of the most important devices ever invented: the smartphone. Together with TNY Studio, we celebrate the smartphone and the many Qualcomm technologies that make it the indispensable device it’s become.

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To celebrate the smartphone, Qualcomm and TNY Studio invited three directors to bring three of the magazine’s covers to life.

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So you’ve started working with neural networks and artificial intelligence (AI), but did you find it hard to choose one machine learning framework over another — like Caffe2, Caffe, TensorFlow, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit or PyTorch? Whether you’re training your own models or using freely available ones, you’ll want to choose a framework that you stick with all the way through production.

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Qualcomm Technologies (QTI) joins ONNX

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In September, Facebook and Microsoft introduced the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) format. ONNX is an interchange format intended to make it possible to transfer deep learning models between the frameworks used to create them.

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With ONNX, Facebook can acquire a trained model created elsewhere with PyTorch, for example, and use it with Caffe2 Facebook’s preferred framework - for the inference stage of machine learning. Microsoft, in turn, has announced that its own Cognitive Toolkit will support ONNX, initially for inference.

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This initiative aligns with our goal of supporting neural network execution on Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platforms that can be accelerated by the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (NPE) SDK. As such, QTI welcomes the opportunity to participate in ONNX, which helps make it easier for developers to utilize multiple frameworks.

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What ONNX means for OEMs, ODMs and developers

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Openness generally works in favor of the developer, so there are several ways that your AI applications can benefit from ONNX:

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ONNX holds the promise of smoothing the path between research and production.

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Next steps

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Curious? You’ll find ONNX source code, documentation, binaries, Docker images and tutorials available right now on GitHub. Test-drive ONNX. We’ll keep you posted on progress of ONNX integration into the Snapdragon portfolio.

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Every once in a long while, a new technology comes along that redefines the boundaries and assumptions that came before it. While it is still being extensively tested, 5G NR mmWave is emerging as a key technology that could define the next big moment in the mobile industry, ushering in the next generation of user experiences and significantly increasing network capacity.

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It is coming at just the right time, too. Mobile networks are facing soaring demands for mobile data as consumers increasingly utilize mobile devices to share and consume high-fidelity multi-media. On top of this, as the capabilities of mobile devices continue to grow — think high-resolution cameras, 4K video, VR, AR— so does the ever-increasing consumer demand for faster, better connectivity.

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This insatiable demand for mobile broadband was recently validated by a global 5G Consumer Survey that Qualcomm conducted. The survey found that approximately 50% of consumers surveyed were likely to purchase a smartphone with 5G when it’s available. The consumers cited 10x faster speeds, 10x quicker response time, and more cost-effective and unlimited data plans as the top reasons.

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To fuel this ever-increasing demand, we need access to more spectrum. Spectrum is the lifeblood of mobile connectivity. It is simple — more spectrum means more network capacity, which means faster data rates and better user experience. One key opportunity 5G will bring is making use of new higher spectrum bands not previous suitable for mobile communications. 5G NR — the global 5G standard — is being designed not only for bands below 3 GHz where most mobile communications happen today, but also to provide a unified design that will make use of mid-bands, such as 3.3 to 6 GHz, as well as high-bands above 24 GHz, loosely known as mmWave.

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Although the use of bands above 24 GHz for wireless communications is nothing new, mmWave is a completely new frontier for mobile that is very compelling as the large bandwidths available at these high frequencies enables extremely high data rates and significant increases in capacity. mmWave bands have been utilized for quite some time in fixed, line-of-sight wireless communications for fixed wireless backhaul and satellite communications. However, increased propagation loss, susceptibility to blockage (e.g. hand, head, body, foliage, building penetration), and RFIC complexity and power-efficiency, has historically made these high-bands not feasible for mobile communications. That is, until now. 5G NR based mmWave is changing this, and Qualcomm is leading the way.

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There is a decent amount of skepticism in the industry on the ability to make mobile 5G NR mmWave a commercial reality in 2019 — overcoming the challenges at these higher frequencies to deliver robust mobile communications in mobile form factors, like smartphones.

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At Qualcomm, we have a long history of solving wireless challenges that others thought were impossible. We have been working on the key design elements necessary to harness mmWave bands for usage in mobile broadband communication systems — proving to both ourselves and the industry what is feasible and what needs more work. I am very excited to share with you some of the progress we’ve made on this subject.

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Demonstrating sustained mobile broadband communications in real-world environments

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At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year, we demonstrated our first-generation 5G mmWave prototype system, operating at 28 GHz. The prototype system and over-the-air testing was conducted utilizing our 5G mmWave trial network we built at our Research Center in New Jersey. Our testing went far-beyond the typical 5G mmWave industry demonstration of a multi-gigabit, line-of-sight mmWave communication link. The testing showcases how advanced 5G NR adaptive beamforming and beam tracking techniques can be utilized to deliver robust mobile broadband communications in real-world environments. These real-world environments included device mobility inside a moving vehicle, indoor mobility in an office environment including wall penetration, dynamic body- and hand-blocking, and fast beam-switching between multiple base stations (gNodeBs). Check out the video below to learn more about our prototype system and extensive over-the-air testing.

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Showcasing significant outdoor mmWave coverage is possible utilizing existing LTE sites

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Another common area of skepticism for utilizing mmWave bands in mobile networks is the need for massive small cell deployments to take advantage of these technologies. This need for many new small cell sites leads some to believe that even if 5G NR mmWave could deliver robust mobile communications, it will take many years to reach commercial reality as deploying all these new sites would take a lot of time and investment by mobile operators.

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5G NR mmWave will require dense network topologies with inter-site distances of ~150 to 200m. However, based on a set of simulation studies we recently performed in large cities across the world (results for five global cities shown below in Figure 2), we have shown that significant outdoor coverage is possible utilizing existing LTE macro and small cell sites. This significant outdoor coverage makes mobile deployments based on existing cell sites possible, especially when considering the tight-interworking of 5G NR with LTE to fill in the coverage gaps.

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We recently demonstrated our San Francisco simulation at Mobile World Congress Americas (see Figure 3 below). Beyond showcasing decent (~65%) downlink coverage in an ~10 km2 area of the city, the coverage simulation also showcased even better coverage (>80%) in a 1 km2 downtown section by co-siting with existing LTE dense deployments. The simulation also showcased that even at the cell edges, 100+ Mbps peak data rates were possible due to the large channel bandwidths possible at these high-frequency bands. Although mmWave outdoor-to-indoor coverage for mobile is not feasible, this decent outdoor mmWave coverage frees up sub-6 GHz (either LTE or 5G NR) for outdoor-to-indoor capacity. In addition, outdoor mmWave coverage can be complemented with targeted indoor mmWave deployments. We plan to publish a whitepaper later this month that details these network coverage simulations, including new simulations for indoor environments. In the meantime, more information is available by downloading our 5G NR mmWave presentation.

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Demonstrating an optimized RF Front-end design in smartphone form factor

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The dominant mobile form factor today is, of course, the smartphone. Over the last 5+ years, RF complexity in our mobile devices has exploded due to the increasing amount of frequency bands and band combinations. Adding mmWave to 5G mobile devices will even further increase this complexity as it will require mmWave RF Front-end (RFFE) modules with multiple antenna elements for beamforming in X-, Y-, and Z-directions. Furthermore, multiple locations will be required to account for body- and hand-blocking. And therefore, another source of skepticism with utilization of mmWave bands for mobile is whether fitting this RF complexity into a smartphone form factor is even possible.

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We recently announced our new 5G NR mmWave prototype and trial platform to accelerate mobile deployments for smartphones. The 2nd generation 5G mmWave prototype is based on the 5G New Radio (NR) Release-15 specifications being developed by 3GPP and will be utilized in upcoming 3GPP-based 5G NR mmWave interoperability testing and over-the-air 5G NR trials starting in the second half of 2017. With support for 800 MHz bandwidth and advanced 5G NR technologies including advanced channel coding, the prototype system is designed to support peak download speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second.

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The UE prototype enables over-the-air testing of real-world mmWave mobile challenges, such as device and hand-blocking. Additionally, it provides mobile device OEMs an opportunity to gain an early start at optimizing their devices for the unique challenges associated with integrating 5G NR mmWave technologies in form factor-accurate devices.

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Making 5G NR mmWave a 2019 commercial reality… in your smartphone

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There is still work to be done in order to make 5G NR mmWave a commercial reality in 2019.

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First and most immediate, the anchor of the 5G NR mobile experience will be Gigabit LTE. Gigabit LTE is providing the first glimpse of 5G enhanced mobile broadband today and is an essential upgrade for mobile networks on the path to 5G. Qualcomm has been leading the way on Gigabit LTE, which has truly become a global phenomenon in 2017.

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On the 5G NR front, the industry is hard at work finalizing the first release (Rel-15) of the 3GPP technical specifications, including the Non-Standalone (aka NSA) 5G NR specifications that are expected to be completed at the end of this year. Our Qualcomm Research 5G NR prototype systems, both mmWave and sub-6 GHz, were designed to track and drive this standardization process. As such, these prototype systems are built to support early 3GPP-compliant 5G NR interoperability testing with infrastructure vendors starting later this year. This will then lead to 3GPP-compliant over-the-air trials with mobile network operators that will test 5G NR mmWave and sub-6 GHz technologies in real-world deployment scenarios and use cases.

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The testing and trials intend to drive the mobile ecosystem toward rapid validation and commercialization of 5G NR technologies at scale. Qualcomm Technologies is utilizing learning from the testing and trials to help continue to drive the ongoing development of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem family, with the first 3GPP standard-compliant 5G commercial products, including premium smartphones, featuring Snapdragon X50 5G NR modems expected to be available in 2019.

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Although there is still work to do, we are confident that we can achieve this next big moment in the mobile industry, making 5G NR mmWave a commercial reality in 2019 mobile networks and mobile devices, including smartphones. But don’t just take my word — learn more by downloading our new presentation and watching our recent webinar.

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OnQ Blog

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processors: A leader in the smartphone revolution

Jun 28, 2013

Qualcomm products mentioned within this post are offered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Large-screen smartphones: Samsung GALAXY S4, LG Optimus G Pro, and HTC One

There was a time in the evolution of mobile phones that smaller was clearly better. We wanted to ditch those old, heavy brick-like models and get the newest, sleek devices that could easily fit in our pocket. But then phones got smart. The experiences and performance we expect from our phones changed dramatically. And the display sizes of our beloved devices increased dramatically to match.

The screens of this year's flagship devices, like the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG Optimus G Pro have 4.7", 5.0" and 5.5" displays, respectively. Now we can see our games, videos, photos and web content with crystal clarity. These flagship devices have something else in common - a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor at the heart of each of them. It takes a powerful, highly capable and energy efficient Snapdragon processor to deliver the advanced, always on, connected user experiences that today's savvy smartphone users expect.

So check out our new video that helps tell this revolutionary story and explains how Snapdragon 600 processors deliver these next-generation user experiences. You can also search using our device finder to discover all the available smartphones with a Snapdragon 600 processor - so you too can do more and recharge less.

 
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