AMA about 5G: Check the answers!

  1. Z1571396431943
    Cupcake Apr 30, 2020

    Z1571396431943 , Apr 30, 2020 :
    Nice products
    5G support on OnePlus 8 pro mobile,
    Batter and Fast facilities on our products
    Nice brand

  2. Pakky_14
    Cupcake Apr 30, 2020

  3. K1562483833642
    Cupcake Apr 30, 2020

  4. G_Gourang_Kalra_lzEF
    Cupcake Apr 30, 2020

    G_Gourang_Kalra_lzEF , Apr 30, 2020 :
    Hello @Sat K and @Ignacio Contreras , My question would be specifically concerned for the AAPAC region where we are already seeing many broadband connectivities and speed issues. Will this new 5G connectivity band offer us something on these two prospective?
    Thanks in advance.

  5. rajatkapoorrk
    Froyo Apr 30, 2020

    rajatkapoorrk , Apr 30, 2020 :
    @Sat K and @Ignacio Contreras Don't you think that theoretically we are in 5G Era but practically and on ground reality is much different. First of all, lack of infrastructure, accessibility and the health hazard (not sure about that) it carry with it. Above all it's gonna take more than an year to be announced in big markets like India. And after that it's gonna take an another year to start services. Even at present day, Optical Fiber haven't reached even big cities. I think we are a leap ahead technology wise but way behind in reality :)

  6. Akshay Vohra
    Cupcake Apr 30, 2020

    Akshay Vohra , Apr 30, 2020 :
    Hi My question is to @Sat K - Can a software update turn a 4g into 5g .. I suppose there should be mechanism since lot of us spend a huge amount in smartphone and because of lack of hardware the phone becomes obsolete in very less span of time. This should be future. Please confirm.

  7. AasimArafath
    Donut Apr 30, 2020

    AasimArafath , Apr 30, 2020 :
    Dear @Sat K and @Ignacio Contreras

    In times as today where a lot of us work from home, how will 5G help in making communication seamless? we had huge expectations with 4G and on the go it sure disappoints with lag as well as irregular connectivity across a lot of regions. while this may speak for the service providers, how can 5G eliminate this and truly enable top notch connectivity where emails and VoIP calls function smoothly?

  8. B1567059512425 , via OnePlus 7 Mirror Gray , May 1, 2020 :
    Hello Team OnePlus & our special guests ,

    My question is for @Ignacio Contreras ,

    Will 5G networks consume less battery life as compared to 4G LTE networks ?
    as far as X55 modem is concerned, have you made it much more efficient this year (as compared to X50 )?

    Thank you,
    Love from OnePlus community india .

  9. Y1588294326758
    Cupcake May 1, 2020

  10. G1562975365653
    Cupcake May 1, 2020

    G1562975365653 , May 1, 2020 :
    Hi @Sat K
    My question to you:
    Do you really think 5G phones are necessary at the moment?
    There are enough countries and cities that are still lagging behind in 4G deployment. And now to offer devices that rely on 5G, thus selling customers an added value for more money, which they cannot or can hardly use at present and in the next 2 to 3 years, doesn't make sense, does it?
    why this strategy?

  11. J1588295212397 , via OnePlus Community App , May 1, 2020 :
    hi @Zach X , thanks for hosting this wonderful AMA

    @Sat K & @Ignacio Contreras my question would be:-

    as we know the range on 5G is really low , when ever u increase the range of signal tower it spread some radiation which harm for birds so what is the setup are u taken for this .

    and @Ignacio Contreras how will change the 5G wire line architecture that supports 4G also?

    Thank , s great opportunity to clarify our doubt about 5G 🙂

  12. Sat K
    Google - Director of Engineering May 1, 2020

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    Sat K , May 1, 2020 :
    We are excited by the promise of 5G enabling multi-gigabit speeds with ultra low latency at high reliability and the opportunity it brings to our users and ecosystem. With 5G, reducing latency and increasing how much can be processed in the cloud vs. the device, the ecosystem can deliver faster recognition, understanding, and more immersive experiences. With 5G ultra-fast speeds, carriers can power smart homes fluidly across all screens. This means all of your entertainment needs like online gaming, interactive media content, and AR/VR experiences with low latency and Ultra HD quality. Moving beyond the home, Google can enhance your “on-the-go” experience by providing seamless interactions with the world around you from friends and family to businesses. For example, Google Lens would allow users to seamlessly interact with real-world, from business reviews and hours to real time transit and traffic information. From massive IoT in the home to fast-tracking the adoption of self-driving cars, the possibilities that 5G could unlock are limitless and we look forward to the advent of exciting yet-to-be developed experiences.

  13. Ignacio Contreras
    Qualcomm - Senior Director May 1, 2020

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    Ignacio Contreras , May 1, 2020 :
    Although chip integration has several benefits, the design focus for a premium mobile platform goes beyond individual components to deliver best-in-class performance and power-efficiency at the system level -- which can contains dozens of chips built using different process nodes.

    For instance, we designed the Snapdragon 865 architecture years ago and decided that the right approach to offer all key technologies required in today’s premium 5G mobile devices was to develop the processing capabilities and wireless system in parallel. That’s why Snapdragon 865 offers superior capabilities including 5G peak download speeds that are up to 3 times those of competitors’ integrated baseband solutions, superior coverage, power-efficiency and support for sleek form factors through tight Modem-RF System design. Both the system-on-chip and baseband are built using 7nm process node. For next year, Qualcomm already announced the upcoming Snapdragon X60 Modem-RF System with a 5nm baseband.

    Beyond phones, many other device segments are already using our 5G chipset solutions, including 5G PCs, mobile hotspots and CPEs (customer premise equipment) for fixed wireless access. Overall I'm convinced that 5G, not just Qualcomm chips, will transform many industries... just like electricity did so in the 20th century.

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  14. Ignacio Contreras
    Qualcomm - Senior Director May 1, 2020

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    Ignacio Contreras , May 1, 2020 :
    As said in another answer, the Snapdragon 865 architecture was define circa 2016. This is before the 5G specifications were finalized! The technology decision was to develop apps processor and baseband in parallel to be able to offer all key technologies required in today’s premium 5G mobile devices including the latest camera, AI, graphics, Wi-Fi and cellular technologies.

    Snapdragon 765 architecture was designed later with a different design goal: Making 5G more broadly available and affordable. This led to our decision to integrate the 5G modem into the SoC.

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  15. Sat K
    Google - Director of Engineering May 1, 2020

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    Sat K , May 1, 2020 :
    From an Android platform perspective, with the rollout of 5G APIs in Android 11, one primary challenge for us has been closely coordinating with key partners in the ecosystem (carriers, chipset vendors, OEMs, developers) to provide them with the necessary infrastructure and platform APIs required to unlock new user experiences and accelerate 5G adoption. In that regard, we want our 5G APIs to work on the current generation of 5G-capable phones which are running on Android 10, which means we have to work with our OEM partners to backport our features to their Q based devices. Also, we have to closely coordinate with our carrier partners, understand their deployment plans and align their timelines with our platform rollout timelines. As you can see, there are a lot of moving pieces that all need to come together for 5G enablement in 2020 and we are working very closely with all our partners in the ecosystem!

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  16. MosheG1
    The Lab - OnePlus 8 Pro Reviewer May 1, 2020

    MosheG1 , via OnePlus 8 Pro Ultramarine Blue , May 1, 2020 :
    thank you so much for answering!

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  17. Sat K
    Google - Director of Engineering May 1, 2020

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    Sat K , May 1, 2020 :
    5G should be inherently faster, which means whatever you're used to doing on your phone should just become faster - whether that's downloading or streaming a video or playing a online game or surfing the web or navigating with a mobile map. Our 5G APIs will allow app developers to further optimize their existing feature set, extending Wi-Fi-only features to 5G or loading higher resolution AR images for a richer user experience while protecting user privacy . We're working with internal Google product teams as well as leading external app partners in the areas of Media, Gaming, and AR/VR to brainstorm enhanced 5G experiences for inclusion in their 2020/2021 roadmaps. Finally we're really looking forward to 5G helping developers to make their apps more helpful to users in lots of little ways. This could be by being smarter about caching data or prefetching things that they know a user will want e.g. the next episode of that show you're watching.

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  18. Ignacio Contreras
    Qualcomm - Senior Director May 1, 2020

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    Ignacio Contreras , May 1, 2020 :
    Just in 5G there is a lot more to advance. Every 18-24 months or so there's a new release of 5G specifications and they include significant amount of Qualcomm's R&D. For example, the next release expected to be finalized this year will feature ultra reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) for industrial applications requiring latency as low as 1 millisecond, enhancements in vehicle-to-everything communications for automotive applications (e.g. sensor sharing), 5G operation in unlicensed spectrum and more.

    The 4G in the smartphones that many have in their hands is far more capable than 4G when it launched around 2010. Many features that make 4G faster and more reliable such as carrier aggregation, MIMO, 1024-QAM and Licensed-Assited Access (LAA) were not part of the initial specs. They were added through various improvements over the years. Same with 5G... which 10 years from now will be far more powerful than today.

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