Qualcomm CEO Stephen Mollenkopf has just launched a Snapdragon 835 chip, which is strong enough to run fifth generation (5G) smart phones. He further said that 5G is the biggest invention in the World of technology since the invention of electricity.
He underscored the fact that 5G is not just another step above 3G and 4G and it really does mean much more than just faster video downloads on Netflix. Mr. Mollenkopf said that 3G ushered in an era where we could easily share photos, 4G introduced sharing of videos and 5G is now about connecting the entire World wth each other. It is about connecting smart devices that can think for themselves and talk to humans and each other. 5G is about a smoothr World where no person is disconnected from the mainstream and where everything will happen very very fast. Everything in the coming future will be real time, whether it is videos – live streaming, or anything else.
He said that this is the next innovation that will play a major role in building the economies of the World, just as the invention of electricity and automobiles has completely changed the way we operate and conduct our business. 5G will be a new type of network that shall support a variety of devices that need unmatched speeds, large scales and high levels of complexity.
Th Snapdragon 835 will let smart phone manufacturers make smaller, lighter phones that can perform much better. Qualcomm sees its future in making everything wireless. It believes that each device should be able to connect and communicate with each other without the need to have a cable/ wire or any other physical connector. They give a very simple yet effective example. They believe that your phone, smart watch or any other device should be able to communicate with your doctor or other emergency sevices incase your smart devices detect any health scare.