back to article Qualcomm puts out 5G modem with standalone mmWave mode

Qualcomm has updated its Snapdragon X70 5G chipset to extend range and balance the transmit power for better performance. It also claims the Snapdragon modem will be the first to support a standalone 5G mmWave connection once it is available. The wireless chipmaker announced its Snapdragon X70 5G Modem-RF System at the Mobile …

  1. Snake Silver badge

    The unspoken elephant in the room

    Talk talk talk about speed, mum's the word on addressing 5G battery life. My new 5G phone just went through 14% of its battery in 1.5 hours of standby during travel this morning o_O

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: The unspoken elephant in the room

      I'd suggest checking for background data use.

      Under current network configs, if the phone isn't transferring any data it just sits on 4G.

      So battery life shouldn't be significantly different from an equivalent 4G model.

  2. Inventor of the Marmite Laser Silver badge

    Are these chips injectable? Asking for a conspirator friend

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