Intel XMM 7160 Specification and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Comparison

Intel latest LTE slim modem offering has some key improvements over its predecessors. Intel® XMM™ 7160 will be multi-mode means it will support more than one bands to offer LTE roaming. Here are the some of the key specifications of Intel’s latest mobile modem offering:

Intel XMM 7160

    • 4-band EDGE
    • 5-band HSPA+
    • Multi-band LTE
    • 42 Mbps DC-HSPA
    • 100 Mbps LTE
    • EDGE MSC33
    • Antenna diversity
    • Multimode platform
    • Intel X-GOLD™ 716 baseband
    • Intel SMARTi™ 4 G transceiver
    • Intel Comneon Release 9 protocol stack
    • VoLTE
    • SON/ANR
    • Very small footprint
    • Low power consumption
    • Pre-certified

Intel is planning to ship XMM 7160 by end of this month. But the biggest question is how much competition it will give to industry leader Qualcomm which already has Snapdragon 800 which provides better specification than Intel’s 7160.

Here are some of the key features of Snapdragon 800

  • True 4G LTE World Mode,
  • Supporting LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA, CDMA1x, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM1
  • 4G LTE with Carrier Aggregation for speeds up to 150 Mbps

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