Following the Snapdragon X50 and X55, Qualcomm is launching the Snapdragon X60, which it says is the world’s first 5-nanometer 5G baseband, as well as the first to offer millimeter wave-sub-6 aggregation. The company promises that the X60 will help networks lift 5G peak speeds based on the available spectrum, and that it will enable operators to increase capacity and coverage.
The X50 and X55 were capable of supporting speeds up to 5 Gbps and 7 Gbps respectively. The X60, meanwhile, will hit up to 7.5 Gbps, with Qualcomm promising double the peak data rates in sub-6 in standalone mode. With the new 5nm baseband, the X60 should offer better power efficiency in addition to a smaller footprint.
The modem also uses Qualcomm’s new third-generation QTM535 mmwave antenna module, which is physically narrower than the last-gen QTM525, which should help it take up less space in small, thin phones. The company also said the antenna will provide better mmwave performance.
Importantly, the QTM535 is compatible with global bands, so your 5G device can tap the speediest networks even when you travel around the world. Also, by supporting mmwave-sub-5 aggregation, as well as sub-6 carrier aggregation across the FDD and TDD band types, the Snapdragon X60 offers the most comprehensive support in a 5G modem so far.
These improvements, according to the company’s news release, will lead to “fewer hurdles to delivering leading-edge 5G smartphones with multi-gigabit speeds, low latency, and global scale, to end-users.” Qualcomm also unveiled a new ultraSAW RF (radio frequency) filter today that it says will better isolate radio signals to allow for more power-efficient RF paths in 5G and 4G multimode mobile devices. This should offer better connectivity and battery life, too.
Motorola Launches the Slimmest 5G Smartphone in the UAE
Motorola launched the newest addition to its edge family: the Motorola Edge 30. Coming in at 6.79mm, the edge 30 is the thinnest 5G smartphone in its class so it takes up less room in your pocket, fits comfortably in your hand, and is still packed with amazing technology inside. Motorola has also given it an eye-catching look, with subtle, jewel-like patterns that shift and change as you tilt the phone from side to side for complexity and depth.
The Motorola edge 30 features a powerful 50MP camera system, an ultra-smooth 144Hz 6.5″ FHD+ OLED display, multidimensional Dolby Atmos sound, and the power-efficient Snapdragon 778G+ 5G Mobile Platform, the new edge device has everything you could want to be packed into a sleek, modern design.
The edge 30 boasts a 50 MP Ultra-wide camera sensor, 32 MP dedicated front-facing camera, and Motorola’s most advanced 50 MP high-res camera that uses the new flagship standard for autofocus and Instant All-Pixel Focus. Whereas traditional focus technologies use around 3% of pixels, Instant All Pixel Focus uses 100% of pixels in both vertical and horizontal patterns to get faster, more accurate performance in any light and enables you to shoot with 32x more focusing pixels.
Other camera benefits include being able to capture sharp details in the daytime, and then as night falls, the camera lets in more light by combining every four pixels into one massive ultra pixel. Plus, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), eliminates unwanted shakes, so you’re set to shoot the best photos in a whole new way. And the brilliance goes beyond photos – you can record HDR10 videos with over a billion shades of colour for more lifelike storytelling than ever before.
Often, camera quality suffers in 3rd party apps like TikTok, WhatsApp, and Instagram, but with the edge 30, Motorola paid special attention to performance in areas like facial rendering, front camera video recording or video chats, and significant noise reduction when capturing still images – making it a content creator’s dream device.
Your favourite shows and games can also come to life thanks to the 6.5″ OLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ that meets DCI-P3 cinematic standards for colour range, brightness, colour accuracy, and contrast level, so you can view everything in over a billion shades of colour. The two large stereo speakers, packed with the multidimensional sound of Dolby Atmos, accompany the screen and will help deliver a more immersive viewing experience.
You will experience a huge performance boost in everything from the games you play to the videos you record thanks to the power of the Snapdragon 778G+. Download, stream, and video chat without lag and connect to the fastest Wi-Fi 6E1 networks with an advanced modem. The newest edge has up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage2, ensuring you never slow down on the go.
With Motorola edge 30 you can also unleash your device with Ready For3, which amplifies everything your phone is capable of. Simply connect wirelessly to a monitor or your TV and you’re ready to go. The Motorola edge 30 also features a lasting 4020 mAh battery that supports the impressive 5G experience and app usage. The powerful 4020 mAh battery is built to last and support the impressive features of the Motorola edge 30. If you need power fast, TurboPower™ 30 gives you hours of power in just minutes of charging.5
The Motorola edge 30 is available from today in Meteor Grey and Aurora Green colourways priced at AED 1,599 at Etisalat, Motorola.ae, and all relevant retailers.
du Launches 5G Home Wireless Service for UAE Customers
du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announced that the popular Home Wireless mobility service now provides new unlimited 5G-powered capabilities for homeowners across the UAE. In line with the leading UAE telco provider’s commitment to delight customers through world-class connectivity experiences, the upgrade means Home Wireless subscribers will be the first to enjoy unlimited, instant 5G access at home, ensuring customers avail of an enhanced service option that delivers even greater value.
With demands for next-generation connectivity solutions reaching record levels in recent times, 5G Home Wireless caters to every need and expectation, serving as a unique gateway to the world of 5G with newfound simplicity, greater reliability, and lower response times, higher capacity, and industry-leading speeds. 5G Home Wireless is a plug and play service that also comes with unlimited data and OTT streaming capabilities, delivering empowerment and enablement to customers through du’s 5G network.
This latest news emphasizes the sustained contributions of du towards the national 5G and digital transformation agendas, as well as the brand’s proactive efforts to ensure the population can seamlessly access and enjoy the technology’s vast benefits from the comfort of home.
Realme 8 5G Launches in the UAE
Realme has today launches the Realme 8 5G in the UAE. It comes packed with the Mediatek Dimensity 700 5G Processor and boasts an 8.5mm super slim design and weighs around 185gms. It also offers a 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display and a 5000mAh battery.
Realme claims that it has used a high-gloss indium plating process on Supersonic Blue to restore a glossy sense of light. And on the Supersonic Black, the company has used a lenticular pattern process to present a premium mirror effect to bring out the sense of light better.
The Dimensity 700 5G processor mixes two highly capable Arm Cortex-A76 ‘Big’ cores in its octa-core CPU, operating up to a speedy 2.2GHz, as it benefits from a leading 7nm production process. The Dimensity 700 brings a powerful GPU – Arm Mali-G57 MC2 with 950MHz clock speed, while also supporting 90Hz high refresh rate screen technology.
The classic triple card slot feature has returned. The phone also offers internal storage expansion capabilities of up to 1TB. Realme 8 5G supports the latest 5G Dual-SIM Dual-Standby technology and is compatible with SA/NSA standards and mainstream bands worldwide. The Realme 8 5G also features the 48MP triple camera – the 48MP high-definition primary camera, the B&W portrait lens, and the 4cm macro lens.
The phone also offers a nightscape mode – for this, the phone uses a large F1.8 aperture and a multi-frame synthesis algorithm, thus offering five nightscape filters. The front 16MP camera is equipped with a large f/2.1 aperture and it supports AI beauty and portrait mode. The Realme 8 5G Smartphone is officially available in UAE for a price of AED 899.
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