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 […]
Qualcomm has announced the Qualcomm X65, a next-generation 5G modem that can reach a theoretical speed of 10 Gbps, a first in the 5G industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recently it was confirmed that Apple is using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modem in its new iPhones. There is the question of how long Apple plans to keep using Qualcomm’s tech? After all, the company did acquire Intel’s modem business for a good reason, so how long will Apple continue relying on Qualcomm for components?
The status bar on your smartphone is useful to see the network you’re connected to and the network strength. For example, you might be in an area with poor coverage and instead of getting LTE, you’re getting 3G. These are useful things to know, but with the iPhone 12, that might be harder to ascertain.
In order to download iOS updates, users typically need to be connected to a WiFi network and ensure that their phone has sufficient battery. The former is because some iOS updates, especially major ones, are pretty big and downloading it over LTE can take a while, not to mention can eat into data caps.