Snapdragon X16 – LTE modem can download 4K film in minutes
The company Qualcomm unveiled a new smartphone modem that supports incredible download speeds up to 1 Gbps. This means that a 4K movie with 100 GB average file size can be downloaded in just about 13 minutes.
A single Blu-ray movie, which has size of about 20 GB, can be downloaded for a quarter of that time. That gigabit modem is Snapdragon X16, sixth generation LTE chipset of Qualcomm. It was built with the help of highly efficient 14 nm FinFET process and supporting LTE Category 16 for speeds similar to optical networks.
This is much more advanced technology than Cat.6 modem in the iPhone 6S. Snapdragon X16 is also much better than them modem X12, which embedded in the chip Snapdragon 820, which will be used from many of this year’s flagship such as Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC One M10, as well as LG G5 will use the same chip.
In turn Apple devices often use Qualcomm modems, such as we saw in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. This means that there is a chance to see Snapdragon X16 LTE in a future-generation iPhone devices.
However, it should be noted that a smartphones with X16 modem does not guarantee gigabit speeds. You will also need a network that offers these kinds of speeds, which is not likely to happen for several years. Fortunately the modem Snapdragon X16 LTE are expected in specific models in the second half of 2016.http://gizbrain.com/2016/02/12/snapdragon-x16-lte-modem-can-download-4k-film-in-minutes/https://i1.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Snapdragon-X16-LTE-modem.jpg?fit=706%2C318https://i1.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Snapdragon-X16-LTE-modem.jpg?fit=190%2C150TECH NEWSinternet,LTE,Qualcomm,Qualcomm Snapdragon,TechnologyThe company Qualcomm unveiled a new smartphone modem that supports incredible download speeds up to 1 Gbps. This means that a 4K movie with 100 GB average file size can be downloaded in just about 13 minutes. A single Blu-ray movie, which has size of about 20 GB, can be...John GreenJohn GreenJohngreen@gizbrain.comContributorJohn Green is a writer at GizBrain.GizBrain - Your Tech Brain