This is the world's first 5G phone

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In addition, Qualcomm announced a project to support 5G smartphone, sales of which should begin in 2019.

Qualcomm's vision towards 5G became a few steps closer to reality, as the company announced completion of first 5G connection test, on a mobile device.

The demonstration at its laboratory in San Diego, California, also achieved gigabit download speeds using a number of 100MHz 5G carriers.

The company carried out the test using its Snapdragon X50 5G modem and was performed on the 28GHz millimeter wave frequency band.

Qualcomm Technologies also announced new additions to the RF Front-End portfolio that are created to provide comprehensive support for devices operating in the 600 MHz spectrum. This is because millimeter-wave used by 5G modem would have difficulty in indoor propagation unless indoor signal repeaters are used.

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A mid-level chipset, Snapdragon 636 delivers 40 percent better performance than Snapdragon 630, with customized cores in terms of processor performance. The mid-range 14nm SoC features support for 600Mbps LTE speeds, 24MP cameras, and ultra-wide FHD+ panels.

The smartphone reference is created to show how 5G spectrum going to get filled into small form factor. An Engadget report cited Qualcomm representatives as saying that the 5G feature could be done much sooner than thought before.

The Snapdragon 636's full specifications are available here. Now, the company has successfully completed the first trial test of the X50 modem. The reference design is seen sporting an edge-to-edge display with dual rear cameras. "We're on track for real 5G smartphones and networks in the first half of 2019", Hanna said.

Recently, Qualcomm Technologies has revealed its new Snapdragon 636 mobile platform which will supposedly bring many improvements, especially regarding gaming, performance and display. Qualcomm will start shipping the newly announced chip from November 2017 and phones equipped with Snapdragon 636 might start to appear near the end of this year or early 2018.

After Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 with a taller and narrower display, the world of smartphones has a new-found interest in taller 18:9 displays.

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