Qualcomm aims Snapdragon 865 Plus at gamers, AI | AT&T backs Phillips 66 test of private 4G network | Verizon will release 5G Galaxy phone at $649
July 9, 2020
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Qualcomm aims Snapdragon 865 Plus at gamers, AI
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Qualcomm has designed the upcoming Snapdragon 865 Plus especially for artificial intelligence and gaming use, boosting the original 865's clock speed by 10% and enabling peak speeds of 3.6 Gbps. The upgraded chip will also support Wi-Fi 6E technology on smartphones and will render graphics in less time than the previous version did, but will not have an integrated modem.
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Phillips 66 will use integration services from Accenture and AT&T spectrum in the 4G private network it's testing at an oil refinery. None of the companies provided details about vendors, use cases or cost, but Phillips said the technology will help cover holes in public networks and provide a gateway to 5G and internet of things applications.
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Verizon will offer the Galaxy A71 5G UW phone for $649, making it the least expensive 5G model the carrier offers. The launch is scheduled for July 16, and the 6.7-inch Samsung handset includes a number of camera features as well as the Snapdragon 765G from Qualcomm.
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T-Mobile has started offering its Home Internet service in three Michigan counties, following last year's trial run near Grand Rapids. The 4G fixed wireless platform provides 50 megabits of data per second on average, without caps or long-term contracts, but customers do have to schedule automatic payments.
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