back to article Qualcomm claims to be 5G Advanced-ready with Snapdragon X75

Qualcomm is talking up Snapdragon X75 as the first wireless chipset ready with support for 5G Advanced, the next step for 5G networks. The telecoms-focused chipmaker said the Snapdragon X75 is also the first 5G modem to support 10-carrier mmWave aggregation, plus five-carrier aggregation in sub-6GHz frequency bands, along with …

  1. elsergiovolador Silver badge


    Am I the only one thinking 5G is a massive flop?

    I couldn't care less if my phone has 5G or not, not to mention some 5G Advanced carp.

    Why don't they focus on matching and exceeding M1 performance at very least?

    1. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

      Re: 5G

      You can always count on phone manufacturers to screw up the upgrades. When LTE was new, phones were claiming to fully support it even though they had broken VoLTE or didn't even use LTE. The same goes for 5G. The spectrum efficiency is better but people are seeing worse performance and stability because many "5G" phones still can't use 5G. The same goes for C-bands - the manufacturer never performed testing or certification.

      There are new phones selling over $1000 that have fake 5G support today. Sony is the worst when it comes to spec sheet lies.

      1. DS999 Silver badge

        Re: 5G

        The spectrum efficiency is better

        Not true. 5G didn't make any gains in bits per symbol versus LTE. The higher speeds are from the ability to use more megahertz of bandwidth at once, which is primarily down to using higher frequency ranges where there's more room.

        That's why 5G in the "traditional" cellular bands isn't really any faster than LTE. 5G is better at sharing spectrum when there's a lot of contention, and has lower latency (at least when used in standalone mode, which most 5G isn't)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "What does this all mean?"

    It means that the US is finally slowly catching up with where Huawei was, but several years ago..

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