Why doesn’t the SnapDragon865 have an integrated baseband? Qualcomm China’s Meng Yu gives explanation

At the Qualcomm SnapDragon Technology Summit, which opens today, there are no more eye-catching products than the SnapSnapdragon 865 and 765 mobile platforms. Among them, the flagship SnapDragon865 mobile platform, combined with the SnapDragonX55 baseband and RF system, can support all 5G bands worldwide, while the SnapDragon 765/765G mobile platform integrates 5G baseband chips, supports NSA and SA networking, supports mmWave and Sub6, and significantly improves AI computing performance and Elite game performance.

Why doesn't the SnapDragon865 have an integrated baseband? Qualcomm China's Meng Yu gives explanation

Meng Qi, Chairman of Qualcomm China

Sina Technology Zheng Jun from Silicon Valley, USA

After the launch, Qualcomm China Chairman Meng Wei gave a group interview to the Media in China and answered questions about the SnapDragon platform, 5G Commercial and other issues.

In his welcome speech, Meng said that last year many people in the industry had doubts about whether 5G could be commercialized this year, but the reality proved that 5G commercial in 2019 has become a reality. This is the first time in the three-year history of global mobile communications that China has deployed the latest mobile communication technology simultaneously.

“Expansion” is next year’s 5G keyword, he said. This includes several dimensions: the expansion of networking, this year China’s operators or NSA network-based, but from next year will shift to SA independent networking mode; The market demand for 5G smart terminals will be 200 million units, more than the same period of 3G and 4G, which also prompted Qualcomm from the high-end 8 series, the mid-range 7 series and the low-end 6 series are fully support5G; Global operators and terminal partners work together to advance 5G and drive Chinese end manufacturers to global markets.

In response to this year’s domestic hot speculation of the true and false 5G standard topic, Meng Qi believes that as long as it is in line with the 3GPP standards are 5G, are the industrial chain voted out, Qualcomm will go to support. Qualcomm is a global company that does not invest in opportunistic technology in one market or for a certain operator, as long as it is the 5G standard that operators need and is approved by 3GPP, regardless of size, Qualcomm will do it. “For example, you can ask China’s three major operators, which one else has done interconnection testing with all system manufacturers in the past three years, in addition to Qualcomm?” It’s not just China, Qualcomm is doing it in other countries. T-Mobile, America’s third-largest carrier, wants to do 5G in the 600MHz band, and Qualcomm is only willing to help him. “

Why doesn’t the SnapSnapdragon 865 have an integrated baseband chip? Meng said that this year’s 855 chip flagship is a hanging modem, so that the X50 baseband chip can also be used for 4G flagship, so it also continues to 865 chip processing. But he stressed that Qualcomm’s handling solution, with the SnapSnapdragon 865 Plus X55 flagship phone, would never be underthes, either for performance or power consumption, than any other manufacturer’s flagship. Mid-range phones with the SnapDragon 765/765 G are also no weaker in performance and power consumption than any competitor.

Speaking about Qualcomm’s role in helping Chinese manufacturers globalize, Mr Meng said that if Qualcomm came in second with the depth of its understanding of mobile technology and partnerships with more than 200 operators around the world, no one would dare say no one. Whether it’s 3G, 4G or 5G, Qualcomm is helping Chinese handset makers to expand globally, helping them connect with foreign operators, as well as helping to test the network. In addition, the four handset makers who spoke today at the Qualcomm SnapDragon summit, including two Chinese (Xiaomi and OPPO) and two foreign vendors (Motorola and HMD), were chosen by mainstream carriers in many countries. One plus bethero-Mobile’s 5G terminal option, which is also driven by Qualcomm.

Meng went on to say that in more than 30 years of mobile communications, many of the giant companies have fallen, Qualcomm was a small company, if what business did, if the year also did, there can be no current scale, Qualcomm is a system company, 3G to 5G end-to-end systems are set up by Qualcomm. When Qualcomm did CDMA in the early days, it was everything, but that was to prove that the technology was feasible; when CDMA began commercialization, Qualcomm decided to pull out, the systems business was sold to Ericsson, and the terminal business was sold to Kyocera. Qualcomm does not compete with its own customers, only to promote the industry’s basic research and development.

When it comes to 5G commercial scenarios, Meng believes that this year’s 5G commercial scenario is only a smartphone, with smartphones as the main focus in 2020, and that some real industrial applications will not be seen until 2021. To this end, Qualcomm is also actively promoting millimeter wave 5G in China, which is necessary for industrial applications. 5G commercial is just a starting point, vertical industrial chain takes time.

Meng concluded by saying that smartphones are the largest single platform in human history and are unlikely to be replaced by other platforms, but that does not mean that other platforms have no opportunity to develop, and AR/VR is one of the emerging areas.

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