It offers faster speeds and broader network support
While smartphone are set to unveil their first 5G-enabled phones this month, Qualcomm announced its second-generation 5G modem–even if there is no phone officially using the semiconductor company’s X50 modem.
What does the X55 have to offer? Unlike the X50, the X55 supports 4G, along with legacy 3G and 2G connections. This means that one will not need a separate modem to enjoy 5G and 4G connectivity.
The X55 supports both mmWave and sub-6Ghz networks, along with both TDD and FDD networks, which means that the X55 can be used anywhere in the world.
As for speeds, the X55 can support up to 7Gbps upload and 3Gbps download speeds.
Qualcomm said the the X55 will come to second-generation 5G devices in late 2019.