The problem with the external baseband is that it takes up extra fuselage space, has higher heating and is more expensive.
Today's opening day of MWC,Qualcomm announced the first SoC integrated with 5G baseband in the world.
According to Qualcomm's deployment, a new MYLONG SoC integrated with 5G communication capability will be launchedStreaming in the second quarter of this year for commercial use in the first half of 2020。 It seems that Samsung Galaxy S11 and Millet 10 can be expected.
Unfortunately, Qualcomm did not announce the name of the new SoC. In terms of characteristics, support for the second generation millimeter-wave antenna, sub-6GHz RF module and 5G power-saving technology (PowerSave) are proposed. The ultimate effect is that it will not consume more power than current 4G mobile phones.