Around the advent of the 5G era, major chip and mobile phone manufacturers have released their own chips and 5G mobile phones. Some analysts said that Qualcomm has fallen behind and was overtaken by Huawei.
Bullet Finance reported on January 8, Beijing time. In August 2019, Huawei was the first to release a 5G plug-in chip solution: Kirin 980+ Barron 5000, and then released an integrated 5G SoC chip, Kirin 990 5G.
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In this scramble, MediaTek is also constantly "going through the barriers" and released its first 5G SoC chip, MediaTek Teana 1000.
Qualcomm unexpectedly lost its voice. It was not until December 3, 2019 that Qualcomm held a press conference to announce the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship 5G chip and the Snapdragon 765G mid-range 5G chip.
Qualcomm claims that the X55 5G baseband and RF system is the world's first commercial 5G baseband-to-antenna complete 5G solution, which can provide peak downlink rates of up to 7.5Gbp.
Some regrets, although Qualcomm claims that the rate can reach 7.5Gbp, but because it uses an external plug-in solution for 5G baseband and is not integrated into the SoC, it will not be better than integrated baseband in power control and signal stability.
Qualcomm President Anmeng explained that enabling new 5G services requires the best performance baseband and AP. If only 5G SoC is launched, the performance of either or one of them will be reduced, making it impossible to The full realization of the potential of 5G is not worth the gain.
From the 3G to 4G era, Qualcomm's status in the chip is as high as it is in the sky. Many domestic and foreign Android mobile phone manufacturers basically use Qualcomm processors and baseband chips. These are two major advantages of Qualcomm, and it is these two that determine the success and failure of the mobile phone in terms of performance and signal.
Since 2017, there has been a protracted lawsuit battle between Qualcomm and Apple, involving the United States, China, Germany and other countries and regions around the world. It has been nicknamed the "War of the Century" by many people in the scientific and technological circles. Until April 2019, this "Century War" finally ended in a handshake manner.
In this regard, Qualcomm and Apple announced an agreement to dissolve all litigations between the two parties worldwide, and Apple will also pay Qualcomm a fee. At the same time, the two parties also reached a six-year (two-year extension) technology license agreement and a multi-year chip supply agreement.
During the Qualcomm-Apple lawsuit, Apple terminated the use of Qualcomm chips in its iPhones and switched to baseband chips from Intel, its other ally.
On a few millimeters of chips, many of the world's top chip companies are gathered. When the 5G era arrived, the fight between them was even more tragic than in the 4G era. The "taste of gunpowder" in a chip battle permeates the Chinese mobile phone market.
From Huawei's Samsung "mutual enthusiasm" to MediaTek's bid for Qualcomm, the pattern of 5G chips has changed from the beginning. No one wants to be left behind, they are all trying to be the leader of 5G mobile platform.
Some people in the chip industry who did not want to be named think: "This time, the competition between mobile phone chips is different from the past. 5G can enable both the C-side and the B-side, which is a large iteration of communication technology. So whether it is standing in the ordinary From the perspective of consumers or the industry, both provide opportunities and challenges for chip manufacturers. "
"At present, Qualcomm covers three product lines: high, medium and low. It has an advantage in the entire industry. Although other manufacturers have surpassed some products, their overall strength is not as good as Qualcomm." Say. Back to Sohu, see more