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Featured Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon 855 with 802.11ax, 802.11ay and WPA3

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Balance, Dec 5, 2018 at 5:20 PM.

  1. Balance

    Balance Occasional Visitor

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    Qualcomm revealed their new flagship chipset today in Hawaii aimed at the high-end phones of 2019, and it comes with a lot of firsts. The Snapdragon 855 mobile platform features Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) support, 802.11ay support in the 60GHz band and WPA3 security support, all 3 not seen before in any mobile chipset.

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  2. aSmallWorld

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    it won't change anything since it's still 2x2 and 256 QAM @80Mhz ... Max speeds will stay at 866mbps.
     
  3. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    It will be more efficient than 802.11ac however.
     
  4. Balance

    Balance Occasional Visitor

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    Do you have a source on that (max 256 QAM)? Max. link speed for 2x2 80MHz with 802.11ax is 1200 Mb/s, plus thanks to OFDMA much more efficient scheduling (especially with 8x8 sounding).
     
  5. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Note the “ax ready” weasel words. If draft ax were supported, it would spec DFS, 160 MHz and 1024 QAM support.
     
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  6. OBENZ

    OBENZ New Around Here

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    so no real benefit from getting these draft ax routers yet?im eying the galaxy s10 which should have the Snapdragon 855 so tempted to get a ax router
     
  7. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Not on the wireless front, but they typically also sport better CPUs and RAM than older models, so you do get some benefit out of them. It's a matter of determining whether these benefits are worth the cost, plus the slight risk that wifi-related issues might appear later on as AX clients start to appear on the market.
     
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  8. OBENZ

    OBENZ New Around Here

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    Thanks for clarifying, I'll wait a bit then. Higher RAM and better CPU are not worth 500usd in my book, once issues ,if any, are ironed out I'll bite. I just hope these dont have sleep issues I see on some Android phones who are kept awake by the router
     
  9. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Even on the Wireless side - improved firmware inside the wireless chip, along with more powerful CPU and general clean up can help with wifi performance, this was noted on the main site when 11ac AP's were tested against legacy and 11n clients.

    The additional radios can also be a big help with performance at a given range, even with older clients.