MWC 2019 is very close and we could see the first smartphone compatible with 5G connectivity since Qualcomm has just presented their second generation 5G modem.
This is the Snapdragon X55 5G modem, a modem integrated into a single 7nm chip that is capable of offering, under ideal conditions, downloads of up to 7 Gb (gigabits) per second and uploads of up to 3 Gb (gigabits) per second. According to Qualcomm, it is designed for 5G global movements with support for all major frequency bands.
In addition, it is also capable of supporting spectrum sharing dynamically between 4G connectivity and 5G connectivity. It will allow the acceleration of the implementation of 5G connectivity using the spectrum of existing 4G connectivity to offer 4G and 5G services dynamically. It is also a multi-mode modem that supports compatibility with 3G and 2G networks on the same chip.
On the other hand, this new modem is also the first modem that supports 100Mhz surround tracking technology and adaptive antenna tuning for 5G sub-6 GHz networks, designed for energy efficient connectivity.
Of course, for the moment we still have to wait to see the first phones with the new modem of the company, hoping that the first phones to integrate them will come out between the end of this year and the beginning of the next.