Qualcomm to bring Snapdragon 4-series mobile platforms to 5G

September 03, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Qualcomm to bring Snapdragon 4-series mobile platforms to 5G
Snapdragon 4-series mobile platforms will enable 5G accessibility to over 3.5 billion smartphone users globally.

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., plans to accelerate 5G global commercialization at scale by extending its portfolio of 5G mobile platforms to include the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 4-series in early 2021. Similar to the rest of the Snapdragon mobile platforms, the latest Snapdragon 4-series is designed to be truly global, supporting the rapid proliferation of 5G, which is already available with more than 80 commercial networks in more than 35 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania/Australia, and South America.

The company’s 5G mobile platform offerings currently include:  

  • Snapdragon 8-series: Snapdragon 865 Plus, Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 855;
  • Snapdragon 7-series: Snapdragon 768G, Snapdragon 765 and 765G;
  • Snapdragon 6-series: Snapdragon 690.

“Qualcomm continues to pave the way for 5G commercialization at scale, and the expansion of 5G into our Snapdragon 4-series is expected to address regions that currently have approximately 3.5 billion smartphone users combined,” said Cristiano Amon, president, Qualcomm Incorporated. “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. It will deliver on the promise of making 5G accessible to all smartphone users.”

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“Motorola strives to bring smarter technology to all. With the extension of Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G Mobile Platform into the Snapdragon 4-series, we are positioned to deliver a more complete portfolio of 5G devices to our consumers, emphasizing our leadership in the 5G space,” said Sergio Buniac, president, Motorola.

“OPPO and Qualcomm Technologies have closely collaborated on the expansion of 5G. We are very happy that Qualcomm Technologies is scaling 5G technology to the Snapdragon 4-series. We will continue to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies to drive the large-scale adoption of 5G around the world,” said Tony Chen, founder and chief executive officer, OPPO.

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