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This tiny antenna could help future phones get ready for 5G speeds

The Qualcomm devices work with millimeter wave tech.

The rectangular item is an antenna module designed to transmit and receive millimeter waves and fit in a smartphone.


Someday, our smartphones will slurp up data on a 5G cellular network. That 5G term, mind you, is marketing-speak for a next-gen cell system that could hypothetically give us blazing fast data speeds—like in the neighborhood of a gigabit per second. At least that’s the idea.

One way of making those fast speeds a

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