Although the International Mobile World Congress 2014 is already over, there are number of things that the event has left for us to talk about. One such left over comes from Samsung and Qualcomm.
The Qualcomm announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, in cooperation with Samsung, SK Telecom and KT, conducted the world's first live demonstrations of LTE Advanced Category 6 connectivity with download speeds of up to 300Mbps on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone at Mobile World Congress.
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The demo was conducted using a specially modified Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for demo purposes, with the latest industry-leading technology from Qualcomm, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and Qualcomm Gobi 9x35 modem.
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This announcement has now led us to believe that the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone might soon come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC.
Moreover, the LTE Advanced Category 6 connection demo was enabled by Qualcomm Technologies' highest performing processor to date, the Snapdragon 805 processor, as well as the Gobi 9x35, Qualcomm Technologies' fourth-generation 3G/LTE multimode solution, and the first commercially announced cellular modem based on 20 nm technology.
Additionally, it supports global carrier aggregation deployments up to 40 MHz for both LTE TDD and FDD, and is backwards compatible to support all other major cellular technologies, including WCDMA /MC-HSPA, CDMA 1x/EVDO Rev. B, GSM/EDGE and TD-SCDMA. Through continued innovation in power efficiency the Gobi 9x35 enables manufacturers to design increasingly sleeker devices without compromising performance.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was specially developed and modified for the LTE Cat 6 demonstrations. Upon the commercialization of Cat 6, it is anticipated that commercial products with Cat 6 will be introduced.
It's not officially confirmed whether Samsung will come up with the Qualcomm based Galaxy Note 3 or not. We will keep you updated on the matter.