At present, major mobile phone manufacturers are actively preparing for the 5G era. At the third Snapdragon Technology Summit held by Qualcomm in Hawaii, 5G is also the core topic. Although the Snapdragon 855 still does not integrate the 5G baseband, it can be plugged into the phone.
According to the dynamics of various manufacturers and Qualcomm’s statement, OPPO, vivo, Xiaomi, ZTE, Asus, etc. will launch their own 5G mobile phones based on the Opteron platform next year. Whoever can grab the first start will definitely win.
But if the standard is relaxed, the world’s first 5G mobile phone has actually been born, that is, Lenovo’s Moto Z3, but it is not native support for 5G, but with the expansion module, we saw this at the Qualcomm Technology Summit. Showcase the product and learn more details.
Moto Z3 supports Moto Mod modular expansion, including 5G module, built-in Snapdragon 855 processor, Snapdragon X50 5G baseband, integrated 10 antennas, 4 of which are dedicated to 5G, hang on Moto Z3 mobile network Immediately changed from 4G to 5G, and immediately returned to 4G.
However, this 5G module can only be used for data links, that is, 5G Internet access , and cannot be used for 5G calls.
Interestingly, this 5G module also comes with a USB Type-C interface, hook it up to Moto Z3, and then use a Type-C data cable to connect the two to the notebook, the notebook can immediately have 4G or 5G Internet access.
The module also has a built-in 3000mAh battery that can be combined with the phone’s own battery to ensure a long enough battery life when 5G is turned on.
However, it should be noted that if the mobile phone and 5G Euro are quickly charged, the data cable needs to be inserted into the phone’s own Type-C, which will first fill the mobile phone battery and then charge the 5G module.
Of course, the biggest benefit of this design is flexibility, and the biggest disadvantage is cumbersome. The Moto Z3 is very thin, but with the 5G module, the overall thickness and weight are beyond control.
The Moto Z3 5G module will be available early next year, with specific prices to be announced.
Yang Yuanqing, chairman and CEO of Lenovo Group, said earlier: “Lenovo has been in the 5G field for a long time. When the 5G standard was developed from the global communications industry, technology research and accumulation in the 5G field began simultaneously. There is an average of more than 10 in the field. The team of the year is committed to 5G technology research and development.”