Qualcomm launches mobile processor for 5G at CES

The chip will allow Qualcomm's manufacturing partners to make smaller and lighter devices and offer more processing power



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Wireless technology company, Qualcomm, has launched the Snapdragon 835 mobile processor chip for 5G at CES . According to CNET, the chip will help OEMs make smaller and lighter devices and offer more processing power.

Talking about the future of 5G and capabilities of the new chip at CES, Qualcomm CEO, Stephen Mollenkopf said, “5G will be a new kind of network, supporting a vast diversity of devices with unprecedented scale, speed and complexity.”

“5G will have an impact similar to the introduction of electricity or the automobile, affecting entire economies and benefiting entire societies,” he added.

The company also claims that the future will be about three key things: VR, the Internet of Things (IoT) and connectivity for mission-critical tasks like autonomous cars and health care.

Live-streamed VR will offer VR with far better audio quality and picture resolution.

The Internet of Things has been mapped out by Qualcomm for a future where every digital device can communicate with each other, without cables and installation manuals.

Smart Health wearable will detect falls, communicate with ambulance and inform local doctor of changes in patient’s condition.

The company also unveiled its Snapdragon Flight development platform, a chip that weighs less than an AAA battery and gives drones the power to sense and map their surroundings without the need for external computing power.

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