Qualcomm’s new X60 modems promise future 5G phones will be faster and more power efficient

We’re just starting to see the first phones with Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem (announced last year) hit the market now, with devices like the recently announced Galaxy S20 lineup, but the company isn’t standing still. Qualcomm has already announced its next 5G modem, the Snapdragon X60, which promises improvements to speed, battery life, and overall performance.

Admittedly, the changes here aren’t nearly as dramatic as the X50 (Qualcomm’s first 5G modem, which introduced the next-gen network) or the X55 (which helped expand 5G by adding better support for standalone 5G networks that weren’t based in LTE). Instead, the X60 is designed to combine and leverage existing 5G technologies in subtler ways.

Specifically, Qualcomm is highlighting the…

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