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Qualcomm has unveiled its new antenna for smartphones that supports 5g technology. What does this indicate? We will soon have 5G smartphones in our pockets.
We still don’t have the right ecosystem to support true gigabit fast 5G connectivity in smartphone devices. We need to install new towers, develop new hardware that supports 5G connectivity and so on and so forth.
Similarly, it will be very optimistic to say we are almost there! We still have a long way to go. However, Qualcomm has recently attained a great milestone which might soon enable gigabit-style 5G connection for smartphones.
The QTMo52 is made for smartphones. This antenna is first of its kind. It is compatible across a spectrum of bands.
To put it in plain words, the antenna is compatible with the sub-6GHz RF bands. Also, this antenna can detect the 5G new millimeter wave spectrum. According to Qualcomm, to get a true blazing fast internet experience we need the mmWave network. So, a result of using this millimeter wave spectrum (mmWave), the QTM052 antenna can leverage the potential of range and reliability.
It is very natural that cities of today will have more concentrated towers supporting 5G technology. Similarly, this enhances the possibility of mmWave connectivity. But what about remote areas? If city-dwellers drive a couple of miles inside surrounding rural areas, they will see their smartphone network dropping almost immediately.
To cover remote areas using this 5G technology, we need to tap into the sub-6GHz spectrum. And needless to say, the QTM052 antenna supports this particular wavelength.
It will be irrational to expect smartphones geared with the QTM052 antenna just yet. Even if phone manufacturers did start making such phones, they will fall short by the lack of supporting tech for the 5G connectivity. Please let us know your thoughts on the topic in the comments section and do come back for more!
In the meantime here is a quick blog on 4G networks.
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