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Qualcomm held its fourth Snapdragon Tech Summit in Hawaii on December 3–5, 2019, during which it made a series of announcements set to shape the mobile industry for 2020 and beyond. This report provides an overview of key announcements from the event and resulting implications for the telecoms, media, and technology (TMT) industry.


  • 2020 will be the year for increased 5G smartphone uptake. Motorola, Xiaomi, Oppo, and several Chinese OEMs, ODMs, and brands took the stage and provided demos of smartphones that will come to market in 2020 and confirmed their allegiance to Qualcomm for their 5G smartphones and devices.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes Qualcomm Snapdragon launches and announcements that will shape the industry in the coming years.
  • Identifies major trends.

Key questions answered

  • What are the main Qualcomm launches that will shape the TMT industry in the coming years?
  • How will AI and edge computing impact the market?

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Key announcements from the event

  • 2020 will be the year for increased 5G smartphone uptake
  • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing and spectrum usage enhancements will be key for 5G success
  • 5G laptops to come in 2020
  • Photography, gaming, and entertainment are key 5G smartphone adoption drivers


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