HTC Reportedly Planning To Launch New 5G Smartphones This Year
On the smartphone front, HTC has been kind of quiet. The company hasn’t fully exited the market yet, and it seems that won’t be happening anytime soon either. This is according to a new report from DigiTimes who claims that HTC is apparently planning to return to the smartphone market later this year with new 5G phones.
Google Officially Announces The Pixel 5a 5G In The Most Unfun Way Possible
There have been rumors suggesting that Google could be working on a Pixel 5a 5G handset, and now it looks like those rumors have been confirmed at Google has officially announced the handset, although they did it in the most unfun way possible and without any fanfare, although we suppose they can’t be blamed.
Apple’s Acquisition Of Intel’s Modem Business Might Only Bear Fruit In 2023
With Apple acquiring Intel’s modem business back in 2019, it was widely expected that this would eventually result in Apple developing their own 5G modems that they would then use in their iPhones (or maybe even 5G capable MacBooks). However, it seems that Apple’s acquisition might only start bearing fruit in 2023.
MediaTek Helio M80 5G Modem Gets mmWave Capability
The MediaTek M80 is the first modem from the company to support 5G’s mmWave frequencies that provide the highest speeds, like 7.67 Gbps, the maximum theoretical speed for this modem (3.76 upload).Its predecessor, the MediaTek M70, only supported Sub-6 frequencies, which is the most common type of 5G available in the USA. By nature, Sub-6 5G lends itself to having much broader territorial coverage. Still, mmWave provides much higher peak […]
iOS 14.5 Will Finally Enable 5G Dual SIM Support On The iPhone
Similar to some of Apple’s more recent iPhones, the iPhone 12 lineup comes with dual SIM support. However, early on it was discovered that dual SIM support did not extend to 5G. This meant that if you wanted to use 5G, users would have to disable one of the SIM card slots, which was kind of annoying and limiting.
Verizon Launches 5G mmWave Prepaid Plans For The iPhone 12
For those who might be unfamiliar, 5G is not equal. There currently exists two types of 5G – sub-6GHz and mmWave. The former offers wider coverage, while the latter has a shorter range but offers faster speeds. For those who might happen to live in urban areas that are within mmWave range, you might be interested in Verizon’s latest plans.
5G Capable MacBook In The Works, But Don’t Expect To See It So Soon
With our smartphones and tablets being able to connect to the internet using cellular connectivity, we actually have to wonder why such a feature isn’t as widely-available in laptops. There are cellular-capable laptops, but oddly enough, they aren’t as common as one might think even though the benefits of such devices are pretty obvious.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G Is An Affordable 5G Smartphone
5G smartphones are typically associated with higher-end, flagship models, which means that usually, it’s out of the reach for customers who can’t afford or don’t want to pay a premium just for 5G. However, Xiaomi has since announced a new smartphone in the form of the Redmi Note 9T 5G.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 480 Will Make 5G Smartphones More Affordable
Right now, 5G is mostly limited to high-end flagship handsets. There are some mid-rangers, thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 700-series, but what about the low-end market? What about those who can’t afford flagships or even mid-rangers? Qualcomm wants to cover that market as well and has since announced the Snapdragon 480.
iPhone 13 Could See More Models Adopt mmWave 5G Technology
In case you weren’t aware, not all 5G is equal. This is because depending on the antennas in your smartphone, you might be connected to either mmWave 5G or sub-6GHz 5G. The former offers faster speeds compared to sub-6GHz, but have a shorter range, while the latter offers wider coverage but at the cost of speed.
As Many As 159 Base Stations Were Destroyed In The UK Over 5G Conspiracy Theories
5G is set to become the next standard in mobile connectivity and it’s something that many people around the world are waiting for. However, at the same time, there are also conspiracy theories floating about that suggests that 5G is causing health problems, where some believe that the radio waves emitted from 5G cell towers is somehow causing the coronavirus.
iPhone 12 Users On Verizon Might Actually Be Better Off Using 4G
During Apple’s iPhone 12 presentation, they brought Verizon’s CEO Hans Vestberg onto stage where they highlighted 5G and how iPhone 12 users could benefit from it. This is more or less a given, considering that 5G will indeed offer up faster speeds compared to previous technologies like 4G, but it seems that in the real-world, that isn’t necessarily the case.
The iPhone 12 Is The World’s Top 5G Smartphone
With the launch of the iPhone 12, it marks Apple’s foray into the 5G smartphone market. The company can sort of be thought of being “late” to the game given that we’ve seen 5G smartphones launch back in 2019, but it turns out that maybe it did not matter because the iPhone 12 has managed to become the top 5G smartphone.
Apple Has Started Work On Its Own Cellular Modems
Last year, Apple confirmed that they would be acquiring Intel’s modem business for $1 billion. It’s probably not a stretch to think that the company would be using their acquisition to start making their own cellular modems, and that’s exactly what they’re doing, according to a report from Bloomberg.
iPhone 12 Has Trouble Maintaining Cellular Connectivity
Apple’s iPhone 12 series has been out for a while now, and it seems that there are some issues that users are running into. According to multiple user reports, it appears that they are having some problems with mobile connectivity, where the iPhone 12 seems to be dropping service unexpectedly for both LTE and 5G connections.
5G iPad Pros Expected In 2021
Apple’s iPads have long supported cellular connectivity, and with the new iPhone 12 series supporting 5G, we suppose it shouldn’t really come as a surprise to learn that Apple could be looking to introduce mmWave 5G to its higher-end iPad Pros starting in 2021, or at least that’s the word according to DigiTimes.
Apple Joins Alliance That’s Looking Into Developing 6G Technology
While 5G has yet to fully roll out across the US, let alone the entire world, it seems that companies aren’t wasting time trying to develop the next-gen tech that follows 5G, which comes in the form of 6G. In fact, taking part in that alliance is none other than Apple, who has only recently just released their first 5G capable iPhones.
Oukitel’s Latest Smartphone Packs A Whopping 8,000mAh Battery
The way smartphones are at the moment, typically we can get a day or two out of them before needing to recharge. This is made worse with the inclusion of 5G technology which has only served to drain battery even faster, but the folks at Oukitel have announced a new smartphone in the form of the WP10 that we imagine should last you for days.
Google’s Fi 5G Does Not Support The iPhone 12 For Now
If you’re subscribed to Google Fi’s MVNO service and just got yourself a brand new iPhone 12, you might notice that you are unable to connect to the network’s 5G service. It’s not a mistake because it appears that Google Fi currently does not support the iPhone 12, despite Google’s website stating that it should.