The AT&T-NETGEAR Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot is the first Snapdragon 855 device

by Habeeb Onawole 0

The first Snapdragon 855 (or SM8150 as it may be called) powered device is not a mobile phone but a router. The AT&T NETGEAR NightHawk Mobile Hotspot unveiled a few days ago is actually the first commercially available device with Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship.

NETGEAR Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot

The NETGEAR NightHawk is a 5G mobile hotspot that was unveiled a few days ago and was used to carry out the world’s first millimeter wave mobile 5G browsing session. Since it has a Snapdragon 855 processor powering it, it means it also has the Snapdragon X50 5G modem. The mobile hotspot will be exclusive to AT&T and will go on sale later this year but a price has not yet been announced.

AT&T will be the first carrier to introduce 5G services in the United States. Their plan is to roll out services in at least 12 cities before the end of the year and bump it to 19 cities early next year.

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Popular leaker, Roland Quandt revealed back in August that the NETGEAR router will be the first device with the X50 modem and the SDM855 chipset. He also said in the tweet that HTC will follow with a VR headset powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset but with a X50 5G modem.

(Sources: 1, 2)

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