Tag Archives: Qualcomm

New Qualcomm components will help more phones offer T-Mobile 600MHz support

T-Mobile has told us to expect two 600MHz-compatbile smartphones in 2017, but a new chip from Qualcomm ought to help boost that number in 2018. Qualcomm today announced new RF Front-End chips which are amplifiers and tuners to help connect a physical antenna to the phone’s modem. As PCMag explains, the RF Front-End also lets phones with 700MHz antennas connect to 600MHz signals. “It’ll be in the spring crop of smartphones. At least some of … [read full article]

T-Mobile achieves speeds of 1.175Gbps in LTE lab tests

Late last year, T-Mobile showed off a lab test in which it achieved near-1Gbps speeds. Now T-Mo is one-upping itself. T-Mobile posted a brief video that shows it achieving LTE speeds of 1.175Gbps in lab tests. You can check it out for yourself below. To achieve these speeds, T-Mo used Nokia’s 4.9G network powered by a Nokia AirScale Base Station paired with a Snapdragon X20 LTE modem mobile test device. There were 12 independent streams … [read full article]

Report says iPhone 7 Intel modem doesn’t perform as well as Qualcomm modem

Following the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it was discovered that Apple used different modems in different models. And according to a new study, there’s a notable difference in performance between the two modems. The Verizon, Sprint, and SIM-free versions of the iPhone 7 come with a Qualcomm MDM9645M modem, while the AT&T and T-Mobile models include an Intel XMM7360 modem. Cellular Insights compared both versions using signal testing … [read full article]

Qualcomm’s request to test LTE-U with T-Mobile approved by the FCC

Right around one month after Qualcomm asked for permission to test LTE-U with T-Mobile’s help, it’s gotten the A-Okay to do just that. Qualcomm has received a Special Temporary Authorization (STA) from the FCC in order to test LTE-U and Wi-Fi technology. There are four locations in which Qualcomm will be testing LTE-U, including T-Mobile test facilities in Bellevue, Wash. The other locations include Simi Valley, Calif.; Richardson, Texas; and North Las Vegas, Nev. There … [read full article]

Qualcomm wants to run LTE-U tests with T-Mobile’s help

Qualcomm has submitted an application with the FCC for Special Temporary Authority so that it can conduct tests of pre-commercial LTE-U equipment. The testing will help it learn more about the equipment in its development of commercial devices, helping it to see how the products perform outside of a lab environment. There will also be testing to see how LTE-U and Wi-Fi co-exist in the real world. So where does … [read full article]

(Updated) Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Retail Box Shows Snapdragon S3 Processor

Updated Quote from T-Mobile: The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G will have a 1.5-GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor.  We’re making updates to the Galaxy S Relay 4G boxes in real time, but all devices will have the S4 processor. Here we are again, back at the drawing board with the Galaxy S Relay 4G and a game of internal processor musical chairs. After speaking with T-Mobile yesterday and after a series … [read full article]

Future QWERTY T-Mobile Samsung Smartphone Found Hanging In The Wild

Still wondering about that upcoming SGH-T699 Samsung smartphone headed to T-Mobile? Well, wonder no more! First, let’s back pedal for a moment and talk about our earlier speculation that this could be the Galaxy Nexus, a hypothesis that may have been based as much on facts as hopes and dreams. Clearly, we wanted this to be something it isn’t. Now, with the above picture we know exactly what it is. I’ve only … [read full article]

Rumor: HTC One X, One S Delayed Due To Chip Manufacturing Problems?

Let’s just make sure everyone has read the title and caught the word “RUMOR” in the front, because that’s exactly what this story is — rumor. According to SemiAccurate, TSMC is having trouble manufacturing 28nm chips, in fact they have gone as far as halting production in mid-February. It’s said (if this rumor is in fact, fact) production will not resume until at least the end of March. So what does this have … [read full article]

Qualcomm Enabling “Dual-Core” Location Assistance On Snapdragon Phones

The days of the Samsung Vibrant GPS troubles are long behind us and thanks to Qualcomm, future GPS problems on Samsung devices look like a thing of the past. Qualcomm has revealed that smartphones supporting their S2 or S3 Snapdragon processor are now capable of accessing two satellite networks. Most Android phones currently access the Global Positioning System only which is a network of 27 satellites but, a second network of 24 … [read full article]