One of the rumored features of the iPhone 12 is that it will come with support for 5G. Now thanks to a post by Evan Blass, he shared what appears to be a leaked promo email from a carrier (unspecified) that basically confirms it. In addition to confirming the feature, the email also hints at a possible launch date.
When we think of 5G smartphones, we think of high-end devices that can sometimes be rather expensive. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait years for more lower-end 5G capable smartphones to hit the market because Samsung has recently announced the Galaxy A42 5G, a 5G smartphone designed for the masses.
Back in 2019 when the first 5G smartphones were rolling out, they were pretty much exclusive to flagship devices, which meant that they weren’t exactly what many would consider to be affordable. Thankfully, 2020 seems to have improved on that aspect, and if you’re after a 5G capable handset that won’t break the bank, Motorola might have something for you.
At one point in time, BlackBerry was the darling of mobile phones and almost everyone had a BlackBerry. This is thanks to its unique hardware keyboard along with exclusive services like BBM. If you were a fan of BlackBerry, you might be interested to learn that the company is planning on making a comeback in 2021.
Right now there is a bit of confusion as to when the iPhone 12s will be launched. Some believe that the phones will still be announced in September but could be released later, while others believe that the launch could take place later. Now according to a tweet by Jon Prosser and also Qualcomm, it looks like we can expect the new iPhone 12s in October.
Earlier this year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip, the company’s second attempt at a foldable smartphone which came in a clamshell form factor. The phone, despite launching in 2020, did not come with support for 5G, although we have heard rumors that the company was planning on introducing a newer model with 5G.
It is widely expected that the iPhone 12 launching this year will support 5G connectivity. However, at this point in time, there are two different types of 5G tech used by carriers – mmWave and sub-6GHz, so the question is, which of these technologies will be used by the iPhone 12?
If you’ve ever worn a face mask, you might have noticed that some of them come with a thin piece of metal in the upper portion of the mask. According to the latest conspiracy theorists, this thin piece of metal is apparently a 5G antenna that the government is trying to hide inside of our masks.
Google is set to launch their new smartphone, the Google Pixel 4a. Initially, there were rumors that the handset could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 chipset instead of the Snapdragon 765G chipset, which meant that the phone would not support 5G. This was a bit disappointing.
According to the rumors, Apple’s iPhone 12 will feature support for 5G. In a new report from DigiTimes (paywall), the publication is claiming that Apple’s partner TSMC is expected to begin production of the A14 chipsets this month, which we suppose isn’t too surprising, but what’s interesting is the claim that TSMC will also be making Qualcomm’s X60 modem that will find its way into the iPhone 12.
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Lenovo was the first PC OEM to demonstrate a 5G laptop at COMPUTEX 2019 with its Project Limitless 5G technology demonstration with Qualcomm, then announced this product at CES 2020 as Yoga 5G. Now that 5G networks are deployed worldwide, it is time for a full-on product to appear under the Lenovo Flex 5G name.
In the past few years, HTC has been relatively quiet on the smartphone front. However, it seems that the company is ready to step back into the spotlight as they have since officially announced their first smartphone for 2020, which is also their first 5G smartphone. This comes in the form of the HTC U20.
Right now none of Apple’s devices support 5G. That is expected to change later this year when Apple is set to launch their first 5G devices in the form of the iPhone 12. However, for iPad users looking for 5G connectivity, then you might have to wait until 2021 because according to a tweet by @L0vetodream, a 5G iPad Pro is set to drop in either Q1 or Q2 2021.
5G was heralded to be the next big thing in mobile connectivity and technology. However, there are some people who don’t believe this to be true, and believe that 5G is somehow leading to health complications. More recently, there are some who are buying into a conspiracy theory that claims that 5G could somehow spread the coronavirus.