Based on a source of Reuters, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional might faucet into US mmWave 5G networks utilizing a Samsung modem. This might be a giant deal, as a result of as far we all know, solely chips produced by Qualcomm have linked to a mmWave 5G community on US soil in any publicly accessible sense. In the end, it might imply Qualcomm’s tight grip on our nation’s mobile infrastructure is likely to be loosening, which is an effective factor.
Whereas Samsung has been chip reliant on itself within its residence nation, the corporate does use Qualcomm’s chips within the US for connecting to 5G, so it’s a bit shocking that Google will be the first to make use of Samsung’s 5G modem right here within the US. We’re unsure if it’s a value transfer by Google or one thing else? What we do know is that Google seems to be backing away from Qualcomm as a lot as doable, as evidenced by its creation of the Tensor chip for the brand new Pixel gadgets. For individuals who needed to know, Tensor is being produced by Samsung.
In a great little piece of drama, when requested for a press release, Qualcomm stated, “A modem just isn’t sufficient to assist millimeter wave in telephones.” Clearly, that’s true. When Qualcomm broadcasts new 5G modems, it’s all the time about the way it’s an array of silicon and radios that go into making it work, so it’s rather more than a single modem.
Whereas these are all items on a chessboard for the massive firms like Google, Samsung, and Qualcomm, we as shoppers merely hope the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional are good telephones. Personally, not residing wherever close to a mmW space, this transfer received’t have an effect on me, however it might have an effect on a lot of you studying this.