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iPhone 2020 Models Would Come With 5G, Equipping Qualcomm Modems

According to research outlines from TF International Securities Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could launch 5G iPhone 2020 models. The 5G modems could be supplied by Qualcomm and Samsung, Kuo says, and the main reason why Apple settled an ugly legal battle with Qualcomm last week is the to have access to 5G modem parts.

iPhone 2020 models would be 5G with Qualcomm modems

An iPhone equipped with 5G will have a faster and more dependable cellular internet connection and could give users the reason to progress from older versions as iPhone sales increase is hindering.

The new 5G iPhone 2020 models would be launched in September 2020, as Apple is usually releasing its new iPhone models in September. However, the iPhones released this September will most probably back current-generation LTE networks.

Kuo declared that Apple might adopt the 5G baseband chips made by Qualcomm (focus on mmWave markets) and Samsung (focus on Sub-6GHz markets) to lower the supply risks, to reduce costs and to have a better trading power.

iPhone sales are not as high as expected, so 5G iPhone 2020 models would boost them

Apple has sold more than 217 million iPhones in 2018, but its best year when we talk about iPhone shipments was 2015, with over 231 million. The company announced in December that it won’t share unit shipments anymore because they are not as relevant to the investor as they were before.

Kuo, who is very popular on the market for describing Apple devices way before they are launched, aims his research at investors in the companies that provide parts to Apple and other user electronics companies. He claimed that 5G could require new designs for many iPhone elements, first being the modem or “baseband chip”, and also its antenna, RF-front end, and main board.

Ming-Chi Kuo also forecasts in a different research note on Monday that Apple is redesigning the printed circuit boards within all its 2019 iPhone devices utilizing a new sort of material to make space for a bigger battery.

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Apple Will Launch 5G iPhone Models With Qualcomm Chipset In 2020

A new report came this month about Apple 5G iPhone models that will be launching in 2020. It is revealed that Apple could miss the rumored 2020 deadline launching on its 5G iPhones. It is said that Apple could have some issues with their 5G modems because of its ongoing litigation with Qualcomm. In this case, Qualcomm is the company that will supply Apple with the chipsets for the upcoming 5G smartphones.

We also have good news regarding those reports. Apple can still produce their 5G devices for the 2020 timeline. A new report from Nikkei Asian Review is stating that Apple and Qualcomm had stopped this disagreement and settle to a new partnership. So that means that Apple will launch their 5G iPhones with Qualcomm chipsets and most probably they will arrive in 2020 as they previously reported.

5G iPhone models would come out in 2020 with Qualcomm chipset

However, in this previous report, it was said that Apple could obtain chipsets from Intel or Samsung. Even Huawei was the one to offer their help and sell their tech to Apple. Huawei has been making its own chipsets for a time, they are making it for their own devices, but now they are making this offer. The idea had come from the fact that Apple and Qualcomm are in disagreements, and on Intel, they can’t relay, so maybe that was the motive behind Huawei’s offer.

Moreover, the interesting fact is that Apple did not take Huawei offer, and they are going to produce the 5G iPhones on their own terms, in the partnership with Qualcomm. This fact could have good results, thinking that Apple is waiting one year to launch its 5G iPhone, like they always did when they prepared for some great delivery. See the case of the LTE network where the company had waited for a while until they adopted the tech and resolved the problems.

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Sony Is Not Rushing To Launch A 5G Xperia

For many prospective smartphone owners, the 5G network is shaping up to be a significant selling point. While some manufacturers have already embraced the new standard by offering compatible devices, others are taking a different route. Sony is part of the second category, as the company is not rushing to launch a 5G Xperia even though the fans would love one.

Sony has showcased a smartphone with features 5G network support at the Mobile World Congress, but the company has already announced that the device is a prototype that won’t make the transition to a marketable product. Sony wants to wait until 5G becomes an established standard all over the world instead of being available in a limited number of regions.

The prototype presented by Sony employs the bleeding edge Snapdragon 855 SoC which is also featured in the new Sony Xperia 1. Since the chip offers 5G support, many were surprised to learn that the new flagship will not provide the standard.

We might have to wait longer for a 5G Xperia since Sony is not rushing to launch such a device

Sony Mobile president Mitsuya Kishia has explained the context during an interview. He declared that Sony is currently exploring 5G and the opportunities offered by the standard but the release of a 5G Xperia device will be influenced by the target country and popular demand. That might mean that Sony will release a version of the Xperia 1 which offers the new standard, but the company may opt to release a different device, too. The waiting time may not be too big since Sony releases a new flagship smartphone once every six months.

A massive 5G network rollout is planned for 2020, and the Sony Xperia 2 might be the sought-after 5G Xperia. Kishima noted that the company doesn’t wish to be the first to offer 5G smartphones and he is quite happy with the current direction of the company. Currently, Sony’s engineers are evaluating the performance of the 5G network.

It is thought that the design of the new smartphone may have played a significant role in Sony’s decision to skip 5G for now since alterations might have been needed to make space for additional parts.

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Qualcomm X55 Modem Would Accelerate 5G Network Adoption

In 2016 the US-based chipset manufacturer, Qualcomm, announced the X50 5G modem which, combined with the Snapdragon 855 processor, would make 5G available to a whole bunch of smartphones. Now, the company revealed the so-called Qualcomm X55 modem which would accelerate 5G network adoption.

As regularly, the upcoming Qualcomm X55 would boast a series of improved technical specs and features in comparison with the X50 modem. However, the most noteworthy improvement would be that Qualcomm X55 would support both mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum bands, meaning that it would be a 5G to 2G multimode modem, as MobileSyrup reported.

That, at its turn, means that the future smartphones with Qualcomm X55 won’t require a separate modem for 4G, 3G, and so on networks in the regions where 5G is not yet available. That would be excellent in terms of production costs and reliability of the upcoming devices featuring Qualcomm X55 modem.

Qualcomm X55 Modem Would Accelerate 5G Network Adoption

“Contrast this to upcoming X50-equipped smartphones which will include both the company’s X24 LTE modem (via the Snapdragon 855) and the X50. Qualcomm didn’t specifically say whether it plans to integrate the X55 into its next flagship mobile chipset (presumably called the Snapdragon 865), but I think it’s safe to say that’s the company’s end goal with the X55,” reported Igor Bonifacic from MobileSyrup.

Besides, Qualcomm X55 would be a modem that plans to stay long on the market since it supports both Standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) networks, as well as both TDD and FDD operation modes.

That would mean Qualcomm X55 will be able to connect to every 5G network, present or future, as well as to any other standard without needing an additional modem to achieve the connection. Also, in short, Qualcomm X55 would be supporting 5G download and upload speeds of 7 Gbps and, respectively, 3 Gbps, while it would also support LTE download speeds of 2.5 Gbps.

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Galaxy S10 Special Edition and Galaxy F, Folding Smartphone, Reportedly, Confirmed by Samsung

Samsung, the giant South Korean tech company has already confirmed that the launch of its Galaxy S10 series is going to happen very soon. More specifically, Samsung Galaxy S10 would roll out on February 20th in San Francisco and London. But, a recent leak from Samsung confirmed, reportedly, that two other models might come out on that date. More specifically, we’re talking about the Galaxy S10 Special Edition and Galaxy F, Samsung’s folding smartphone.

The reliable Dutch site GalaxyClub revealed that, allegedly, Samsung leaked some information regarding two of its upcoming Galaxy models. According to the website, the “EB-BF900ABA,” “EB-BF901ABA,” and “EB-BG977ABU” are the serial numbers of the batteries of the Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy models.

Even more interesting, EB-BG977ABU, as GalaxyClub stated, is linked to the Samsung Galaxy S10 Special Edition device which, reportedly, is 5G network compatible, and it hints to a 5,000-mAh accumulator. On the other hand, both EB-BF900ABA and EB-BF901ABA are connected to the Galaxy F (Samsung’s folding smartphone), and they are 3,100-mAh batteries.

Samsung Leaked Battery Serial Numbers Reportedly Confirmed Galaxy S10 Special Edition and Galaxy F Folding Smartphone

The battery serial numbers leaked by Samsung and spotted by the Dutch site GalaxyClub, namely, “EB-BF900ABA,” “EB-BF901ABA,” and “EB-BG977ABU,” hint to the accumulators of Samsung Galaxy S10 Special Edition, which is compatible with the 5G network, and Galaxy F, the South Korean company’s first folding smartphone.

On the other hand, the Galaxy S10 Plus device would come with a Galaxy Note 9-matching 4,000 mAh battery and the standard Galaxy S10 model would boast 3,500-mAh accumulator. Besides, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite would sport only a 3,100-mAh battery.

As for the price of the anniversary S10 series and the Galaxy F device, undoubtedly, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Special Edition and the first Samsung’s folding smartphone, Galaxy F, would cost more than the other models of the Galaxy S10 lineup which, alone, would be quite expensive.

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