Intel and Qualcomm show off prototype hardware for building 5G into computers

The first device to support 5th generation will be a smartphone. Ultimately, however, the technology will be available on a much wider range of devices. Last week, MWC first saw how Intel and Qualcomm were working on computers with the report of AnandTech that demonstrated a 5G modem connected to a desktop or laptop computer via an M.2 socket. .

However, it seems that one of these modules can be plugged in directly and will not be used as an aftermarket upgrade before starting a bet before the desktop or laptop can be upgraded to 5G. Both modules appear to connect to an external 5G antenna that you can not upgrade. Instead, the intended customers of these products are likely to be notebook manufacturers such as Dell, HP, and Lenovo. Dell, HP, and Lenovo have previously purchased a similar LTE version of the module.

specification expected to ship in 2020 using these devices uses Intel's XMM8160 modem and has been found to support both Sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G . Meanwhile, Qualcomm's module is based on the recently announced X55 modem and suggested that both models should support 5G. Both modules are 30 millimeters wide and are the widest possible M.2 standard. (The standard M.2 storage drive is only 22mm wide.)

The exact manufacturer, device or release date information has not been confirmed yet, but Fibocom's representatives have turned to a device using the Intel modem by 2020.

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