Collection: The World's First Modem-RF System with Integrated 5G AI Processor



Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon X70, the world's first modem-RF system with an integrated 5G AI processor, in February 2022. The Snapdragon X70 leverages the power of artificial intelligence to enable breakthrough 5G performance with the 5G speeds of up to 10 Gbps, ultra-low latency, and superior coverage and power efficiency, pushing the boundaries of 5G connectivity to a new level.

Snapdragon X70 harnesses the world's first 5G AI processor for breakthrough 5G performance

With its Qualcomm 5G AI Suite, the Snapdragon X70 is designed for 5G link optimizations at Sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequencies, including AI-based channel-state feedback and dynamic optimization, the world's first AI-based beam management, AI-based network selection, and AI-based adaptive antenna tuning.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon X70 is the only commercial 5G modem-RF system that supports all 5G bands, from 600 MHz to 41 GHz, allowing OEMs to design devices that support the needs of global operators. Snapdragon X70 supports the industry's most comprehensive spectrum aggregation capabilities including the world's first 4X downlink carrier aggregation across TDD and FDD, mmWave-Sub-6 aggregation. Through carrier aggregation and switched uplink support across TDD and FDD, it provides unsurpassed uplink performance and flexibility.  

Furthermore, it has superior power efficiency thanks to Qualcomm's 5G PowerSave 3.0 technology, which includes advanced modem-RF technology and a 4nm baseband process that dynamically optimizes transmit and receive paths across a wide range of user scenarios and signal conditions to maximize power efficiency.

Snapdragon X70 supports a wide array of devices and enables industry transformation with horizontal innovations

The industry is faced with a shared challenge today in delivering the most ultimate connectivity experiences for consumers and industrial customers due to the rapid expansion of 5G deployment and innovative applications. By fully unlocking the potential of 5G, the industry can address the demand in a wider range of scenarios.

This model introduces native 5G AI processing in an innovative manner, providing an example of innovation enhancing 5G performance through AI technologies, enabling the industry to accelerate technology evolution and product implementation within the forward-looking vector of artificial intelligence/machine learning-powered end-to-end communications.

It is expected that customer sampling of Snapdragon X70 will begin in the second half of 2022 and that commercial mobile devices will be launched by the end of 2022. This chip will enable breakthrough 5G performance across a wide range of devices, including smartphones, laptops, fixed wireless access equipment and industrial machines, thereby transforming numerous industries and enabling new experiences.

Snapdragon X70 delivers superior 5G performance in digital life and industrial use cases

The digital economy is rapidly expanding into new verticals, becoming a key driver of consumption upgrades and economic growth. The rapid development of the global economy is fueled by fundamental technologies such as 5G and artificial intelligence.

By combining 5G and AI technologies, Snapdragon X70 will accelerate the grand vision of "bringing 5G to everyone" by making 5G smartphones - the most ubiquitous 5G devices - and enhancing subscribers' "sense of gain". Furthermore, Snapdragon X70 will enable more 5G-enabled devices and applications, stimulating industry transformation and enabling a booming and diversified device ecosystem.

Snapdragon X70 enables the world's first 5G standalone mmWave connection and improves 5G speeds with the great capacity of carrier aggregation

With peak speeds exceeding 8 Gbps, Snapdragon X70 enables the world's first 5G standalone mmWave connection. With Snapdragon X70, 5G mmWave networks and devices can be deployed without using an anchor in the Sub-6 GHz spectrum. By doing so, operators will have greater flexibility in providing multi-gigabit broadband access to residential and commercial customers with ultra-low latency and multi-gigabit speeds. It is also possible to achieve a peak download speed of 6 Gbps via 5G Sub-6GHz carrier aggregation across three TDD channels with the Snapdragon X70.