The new LTE Cat 9 has been added to the upcoming variant of Snapdragon processor. The Snapdragon 810 processor can handle speed of 450 Mbps with its integrated LTE-Advanced modem.
Alex Katouzian, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies Inc said
“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.”
Category 9 support makes the Snapdragon 810 processor the first Qualcomm Technologies premium-tier processor to feature a fully integrated 64-bit multicore CPU and LTE-Advanced multimode modem to support up to 3x20MHz Category 9 Carrier Aggregation, as well as aggregation across FDD and TDD carriers. Earlier this month Qualcomm announced two reference devices based on the upcoming 810 SoC which might be available in the late December.
According to Qualcomm, the increased performance and connectivity will result in faster downloads, quicker application performance and improved power efficiency.The SoC with Cat 9 LTE will be backwards compatible with earlier standards, such as GSM/EDGE, CDMA1x/EVDO, TD-SCDMA, and WCDMA/HSPA+. The company said it would be shipping the Snapdragon 810 processor in early 2015.