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.
With games these days being mostly online and needing an internet connection, it sucks when you lose in a game due to high latency. If you’re trying to eliminate all bottlenecks in your gaming experience, you might want to check out Razer’s latest product which comes in the form of the Razer Sila 5G Home Router.
At Computex last year, we first had our hands on a prototype laptop called “Project Limitless,” which was capable of connecting to all 5G protocols (sub-6, mmWave), an unprecedented feat in a world where laptops are just transiting to WiFi-6 now.
Back in 2019 we saw the first 5G smartphones hit the market, but unfortunately, it was rather quiet on the tablet scene. However, if you’re in the market for a 5G tablet, you might be interested to learn that Samsung has confirmed that come the first quarter of 2020, the company will be releasing what they are calling the world’s first 5G tablet.
If the rumors are true, Apple could be launching a 5G iPhone model next year. This is a huge upgrade over this year’s model as 5G is expected to be the new standard of connectivity for the foreseeable future. This is why according to analysts at Wedbush, it is believed that more than a third of iPhone owners could be making the upgrade next year.
According to the rumors, Apple is expected to launch a 5G iPhone in 2020. This is great news for iPhone customers who are hoping to hop on board the 5G bandwagon, but according to Loup Ventures managing partner, Gene Munster, he believes that the 5G iPhone might not be the hit device we think it is.
2019 is the year when 5G is supposed to start rolling out to consumers. As expected, given the launch of LTE, it will probably be a while before it becomes as ubiquitous. However, the good news for AT&T customers is that if you live in select markets, it seems that the carrier’s 5G service has officially gone live.
In 2019, we saw the release of a handful of 5G smartphones. It wasn’t as many as we would like, but you know what, that actually worked out in Samsung’s favor. According to a report from IHS Markit, they claim that based on their numbers, it seems that Samsung has come out on top as far as 5G is concerned.