Qualcomm Debuts Tunable 5G Front End
Qualcomm today said it has devised what it calls a 5G Tunable RF front-end. This radio module is designed to let phone makers create unique 5G products that are thinner and perform better. Qualcomm has added the 5G Tunable RF front-end to its 5G roadmap, though the company didn't say how soon this module will be available to phone makers. Carriers in the U.S. and elsewhere are moving forward with 5G, despite the standard's infancy. The 3GPP has defined the basics of the 5G New Radio spec, though it has yet to be ratified in final form. Companies such as AT&T and Verizon insist they will launch some form of 5G service by the end of the year.
Jan 10, 2020
CAT's latest rugged phone for the US market is the S32. It's a bit more affordable than past models at $349.
Mar 18, 2020
When Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 Lite at the start of the year, there were no indications it would come to the US. But the FCC has just approved a variant of the S10 Lite that appears to be designed specifically for the US market.
Feb 26, 2020
LG today announced the V60 ThinQ 5G with LG Dual Screen. Its specs are flagship-level, but not quite as top-end as past V-series phones.
Jul 23, 2018
Qualcomm today announced new antennas that will bring mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G to mobile devices such as smartphones. The QTM052 mmWave module and QPM5xx sub-6 GHz RF module are compact enough that they are suitable for phones.
May 31, 2017
The Essential Products PH-1 smartphone will be shipped to those who reserve it online in about 30 days, according to Andy Rubin, Essential Products' CEO. Speaking at the Code Conference, Rubin said the brand new phone will reach consumers as soon as the end of June, though he didn't commit to a specific date.