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5G on Snapdragon: Your premiere esports companion

Nov 5, 2019

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It’s finally here: the mobile esports championship you’ve had your eye on all season long. After countless hours of training with your team, you’re excited to travel overseas to Europe to play with the best of the best.

While this is far from your first big tournament, it’s the most exciting one yet. That’s because this year’s championship is the first of the 5G era. This next generation of wireless can transform the esports experience — both the gaming itself and traveling the world to compete professionally.

Specifically, you’ll be playing (and otherwise enjoying the competition) with a 5G connection thanks in large part to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G Modem-RF System. This enables a best-in-class connection and near-instant responsiveness, giving you a leg up with unmatched low lag. When you’re not playing, the Snapdragon 5G Modem-RF System supports seamless livestream and connection with your followers. And constantly having to charge your phone isn’t even a concern, thanks to superior power efficiency from the Snapdragon 5G Modem-RF System.

Read on to learn how 5G can be your perfect esports companion.

Game without lag

Game day is here, and you painfully recall a recent gaming event when a slight slowness in your game (latency) caused you to miss a crucial move and lose. It’s every gamer’s biggest nightmare come true, but you’re not worried about that this time: you’ll be playing with a Snapdragon 5G Modem-RF System. This means near-zero lag that won’t interfere with tournament gameplay like it has in the past, so you’re excited for what will be a truly premium and elite-level mobile gaming experience.

Update your followers with blazing speeds — no matter where you are

When your break from gameplay finally comes, it’s time to hit social media. You love your followers, and keeping them updated on the tournament via your smartphone is a great way to stay connected (and boost your profile as an esports player). You snap a few behind-the-scenes photos with some teammates and upload them in real time. You then do a live Q&A on Instagram. Finally, you decide to give your followers a tour of the tournament grounds. You livestream your walk around — both inside and outside the event — as you detail your surroundings and provide an update on the tournament. And even though you’re abroad, you do all this with a blazing fast 5G connection. Global 5G at your service!

Use your phone all day without worrying about battery life

It’s 4 p.m. and there are still many hours of gameplay left before you call it a day. You realize that between the gaming itself, posting on social media about the tournament, and just checking in with friends and family back home, you’ve been using your phone a lot — basically, all day long. Your instinct to run for an outlet kicks in, but you notice your battery life is looking just fine. At an event like this where smartphone usage is constant, it’s such a relief to be able to forget about keeping a charge and just focus on what’s important: winning.

How it works

Because your phone is powered by the Snapdragon 5G Modem-RF System, it’s capable of delivering multi-gigabit 5G speeds consistently. But 5G on Snapdragon isn’t just fast — it’s reliable in terms of coverage, too. This means you can maintain a strong connection inside, outside, and in hard to reach places. The Snapdragon 5G Modem-RF System that powers connectivity in Snapdragon devices is an end-to-end connectivity system designed from the ground up to achieve best-in-class throughput speeds with superior indoor/outdoor coverage while optimizing battery usage. The Snapdragon 5G Modem-RF System enables superior connectivity performance, coverage, and battery life. This is all thanks to incredible innovations, such as:

  • 5G mmWave that’s capable of delivering extreme data speeds, even in crowded areas
  • Qualcomm Smart Transmit technology for optimal uplink throughput while meeting transmission limits
  • Qualcomm 5G PowerSave for superior receive power efficiency
  • Qualcomm Wideband Envelope Tracking for superior transmit power efficiency and network coverage
  • Qualcomm Signal Boost for higher throughput, call reliability, and network coverage

Qualcomm Technologies innovates to help the world connect, compute, communicate, and yes, game. By enabling fast speeds and reliable connections, Snapdragon 5G is designed to transform industries like esports. We’re looking forward to how Snapdragon 5G can help this growing sector reach its full potential.

Battery life varies significantly based on device, settings, usage, and other factors. Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Smart Transmit, Qualcomm 5G PowerSave, Qualcomm Wideband Envelope Tracking and Qualcomm Signal Boost are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.


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