While MWC 2020 might have been cancelled and the world is more or less in lockdown with the coronavirus outbreak, it seems that this isn’t stopping Huawei from announcing its latest flagship smartphones in the form of the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro 5G. These are the company’s latest phones for the year 2020, and it will also be Huawei’s second smartphone series to launch without Google Play Services installed.
Back in 2019 when the first 5G smartphones started to roll out, it felt like the majority of 5G smartphones were pretty much limited to flagship handsets. This year, thanks to Qualcomm who started to push out mid-range Snapdragon chipsets with 5G, we’re starting to see more mid-range smartphones with support for 5G.
According to the rumors, Apple is said to be planning on launching a 5G iPhone this year. While Apple hasn’t confirmed anything, it makes perfect sense as the Android competition has already launched several models starting back in 2019, so it does seem about time that Apple hops onto the bandwagon.
Recently there was a report that suggested that Apple’s iPhone SE 2 could be delayed. The report claims that Apple is already close to completing production, but have told their PCB suppliers to defer the shipments of the PCB for now, thus leading to speculation that it might only launch in Q2 2020.
While 5G is mostly touted as a new and faster mobile internet service, the reality is that it can be used for so much more. In fact, it appears that both Walmart and Verizon are apparently in talks about turning Walmart’s stores (or at least some of them) into 5G hubs. This means that in the future, users will be able to take advantage of the 5G connectivity in Walmart’s […]
While Sony might be somewhat quiet these days when it comes to flagships, the company is still very much in the game. In fact, Sony has recently announced their latest flagship handset in the form of the Sony Xperia 1 II, the successor to last year’s smartphone where it will come with a host of improvements and changes.
It is largely expected that Apple’s iPhones could be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modems this year for 5G connectivity. This relationship between Apple and Qualcomm is also expected to continue for a while, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to hear that it is possible that with 2021’s iPhones, Apple could be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 modem.
5G offers various improvements over 4G, a couple of which are its speeds where it is proven to feature both faster download and upload speeds. However, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he believes that the upcoming 5G iPhone, it might not necessarily be capable of hitting max upload speeds.
With Apple and Qualcomm having set aside their differences, it is widely expected that with this year’s iPhone, Apple could be turning to the use of Qualcomm’s modems for 5G connectivity. However, it seems that it won’t be all Qualcomm and that Apple could actually be contributing to the design process.
According to the rumors, it is believed that Apple will most likely be hopping on the 5G bandwagon this year with its new lineup of iPhones. However, if a new report from DigiTimes is to be believed, it seems that the iPhones will not be the company’s only 5G product this year, as apparently Apple could also be planning the launch of 5G iPad Pros.
Unlike last year’s Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones, Samsung made it a point to offer up 5G across all of its Galaxy S20 smartphones this year. This is no doubt good news for those looking to hop onto the 5G bandwagon, but at the same time, 5G still isn’t quite as widely-available around the world just yet.
With the US government seemingly not wanting anything to do with Huawei and its 5G equipment and technology, this means that they will need to look for other companies to fill that void. In fact, according to US Attorney General William Barr, he has floated the idea that the US government should invest in a stake in other companies in the 5G race.
It is widely believed that this year could see Apple introduce 5G to the iPhone, but it might not necessarily be the 5G support we might be hoping for. According to the latest rumors, it seems that Apple could be adopting mmWave 5G technology for its 2020 iPhones and possibly the iPad Pros as well.
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