After news surfaced that Samsung might be equipping its in-house Exynos SoC with Cat. 10 LTE Modem, capable of delivering download speeds of up to 450 MB/s, looks like Qualcomm has beat its manufacturing partner to it. The manufacturer has announced today that it will be adding Carrier Aggregation Technology 9 to its upcoming Snapdragon 810, giving the SoC fast download speeds.
Cat. 9 LTE Added To The Snapdragon 810 Making It The First 64 bit Snapdragon Processor With Download Speeds Up To 450 MB/s.
In a press release today, the manufacturer has officially announced that the Snapdragon 810 and by extension all devices powered by the SoC will be coming with LTE Cat. 9 on board. This addition ends up making the Snapdragon 810 a complete package in terms of performance, efficiency and now download speeds. The Snapdragon 810 will be compatible with all major standards, including GSM, Edge and the rest.
The Snapdragon 810 has Cat. 9 LTE over three 20MHz LTE carriers and is the first Snapdragon SoC to feature Cat. 9 LTE, said the company in a press release. The Snapdragon 810 can be expected to be available to consumers by early 2015, which further dispels any rumors about the processor's production problems/delays. The Snapdragon 810 has also been tested with multiple commercial network and test equipment companies. Cat. 9 LTE on the Snapdrgon 810 is compatible with all technologies supported by 4G, including GSM/EDGE, CDMA1x/EVDO, TD-SCDMA and WCDMA/HSPA+.
"Qualcomm Technologies continues to be a leader in the mobile industry with commercialization of the world's leading modem technology, delivering fast and reliable cellular data connectivity solutions. This provides speedy application performance and feature richness across greater coverage areas enabled by LTE Category 9 connectivity," said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "With powerful processors like the Snapdragon 810, we look forward to continuing to drive LTE innovation in the high tier to ensure exceptional user experiences as mobile broadband demand grows."