Qualcomm Bringing 5G to Snapdragon 4-Series Soon
Sep 3, 2020, 2:30 AM by Rich Brome
Qualcomm is teasing a new Snapdragon 4xx chip that will support 5G. The company is withholding details for now, but promises that devices using the new chip will ship in the first quarter of 2021. In the Snapdragon lineup, the 4 series targets mass-market affordable phones, sitting just above the 2 series (for the most entry-level phones). Even many entry-level phones now use 4-series chips, so bringing 5G to the 4 series will mark a major milestone. Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon added that the "Snapdragon 4-series 5G Mobile Platform is designed to exceed expectations for the mass-market segment by bringing an assortment of predominately high- and mid-tier features to a broader audience." Qualcomm started introducing 5G at the top end of the Snapdragon lineup, with the 8-series. It was just two months ago that Qualcomm brought 5G to the 6 series with the Snapdragon 690.
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