Qualcomm outs its fastest Cat. 10 LTE modem to date, ripe for next year's flagships

Qualcomm outs its fastest Cat. 10 LTE modem to date, ripe for next year's flagships
Qualcomm did its LTE song and dance again, and just announced its newest LTE Category 10 modem Gobi 9x45, which will bring up to 450 Mbps download speeds to your phone or tablet.

The company mentioned that the new edition is up to 1.5 times faster than Category 6 LTE, and uses the trendy 20nm technology, ensuring low power consumption, 30% less board area, and less heat. It also supports all major standards, like GSM, DC-HSPA, CDMA, EVDO, as well as a full set of frequency bands, making it quite the global undertaking. GPS, Glonass, and Galileo are rolled in for the most accurate navigation possible, and there are plenty of new features added

With the new Gobi envelope you will get the perks of dual SIM LTE, broadcast, and VoLTE, and dual SIM LTE. The smaller footrpint should result in more compact Snapdragon chipsets, too, and Qualcomm says the Cat. 10 LTE chip is now sampling with customers for entering devices next year. Something tells us that those will be bundled with Snapdragon 810, which bodes well for the spring crop of flagships.

source: Qualcomm

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10 Comments

1. xsoft7

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

why is there no order?! there's cat 2,3,4 then came 6, and now 10? cant be 1,2,3,4,5.6?!

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

There are actually those categories, just not used in mobile chipsets. http://blog.3g4g.co.uk/2014/08/new-lte-ue-category-9-and-10-in-rel-11.html

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Will the GPS use less power?

4. jully190

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

$9­­­­­­­­­7­­­­­­­­­/­­­­­​­­­­h­­­­ ­­­­­r­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­p­­­­­­­­­av­­­­­

5. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Let the battle begin. EXYNOS INTEL SNAPDRAGON TEGRA

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Please let this be in all SD810 smartphones!!!

7. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Means nothing to me as I can't even get 3g where I am let alone LTE

8. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I'm more giddy over the Galileo part. This is the first modem to support it?

9. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Good to hear Qualcomm is readying their chips ahead of the February 2015 FCC mandate that all US wireless carriers unlock their phones to be able run on any other carrier that supports the bands. Pretty soon exclusives will be a thing of the past as you will be able to take a Verizon Droid, for example, and run it on AT&T, Sprint or TMO.

10. Achyut

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Good one...But what is the point in having a mobile with this modem if your carrier doesn't even provide LTE 4 or 6 ? Most of the LTE networks currently provide LTE 4 at the max i guess.

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