Qualcomm has today introduced its new Snapdragon X65 and X62 5G modems. The Snapdragon X65 is the fourth-generation 5G modem from Qualcomm. It succeeds the Snapdragon X60 that was launched last year, and is also the first modem to support 3GPP’s release 16 modem-RF system. The Snapdragon X62, on the other hand, is built on a 4nm process and offers peak download speeds of 4.4 Gbps.
The new fourth-generation Snapdragon X65 provides a maximum download speed of 10Gbps, which is an upgrade over the 7.5Gbps maximum download speed offered by the SD X60 from last year. This modem is also the first to support 3GPP’s 5G NR release 16. The Snapdragon X60 is built on 4nm process and supports simultaneous carrier aggregation between all sub-6GHz and mmWave bands. The Snapdragon X65 also comes with an upgradable architecture. Qualcomm announces, “the Snapdragon X65 modem will power a variety of use cases and form factors, including smartphones, PCs, mobile hotspots, industrial IoT, fixed wireless access, and private networks.”
Alongside the X65 modem, the Chip maker also announced the Snapdragon X62 modem. The Snapdragon X62 is built on a 4nm process and provides carrier aggregation across sub-6GHz and mmWave bands with peak download speeds of 4.4 Gbps.