Alongside the launch of the Realme X2 Pro in China, Realme has also confirmed that it will be the first OEM to release a smartphone with one of Qualcomm’s upcoming integrated 5G chipsets.
During the launch event in China, Realme disclosed that it will be the first brand to launch a smartphone carrying a Qualcomm 5G-integrated chipset, reports GizmoChina. The news comes a month after Qualcomm announced that it will soon incorporate support for 5G connectivity on its midrange Snapdragon chipsets by 2020.
Qualcomm is expected to released new chipsets under the Snapdragon 600-series and Snapdragon 700-series, both of which will natively support 5G networks.
The 700-series will be built on 7nm process nodes and is slated to release commercially in Q4 2019. The Snapdragon 600 chips, on the other hand, will ship later next year, possibly in H2 2020.
Realme’s upcoming smartphone with integrated 5G Qualcomm chipset will likely be powered by Snapdragon 700 series smartphone with Qualcomm Elite Gaming and AI Engine. Previously, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth confirmed to The Mobile Indian that the company is working on a 5G smartphone, set for a release next year. At the time, Sheth confirmed that the Realme 5G phone is in the testing phase.
Besides Realme, Qualcomm’s upcoming integrated 5G chipsets will also be employed by HMD, Redmi, Oppo, Vivo, LG and Motorola in their respective smartphone lineups.