2020 iPhones to have 5G support: Report

By Xite - June 18, 2019
Apple is planning to launch three new iPhones in 2020, of which two are expected to come with 5G services support. Apple will be using Qualcomm chips for 5G and RF power amplifiers from Broadcom.

iPhone maker Apple’s push to bring 5G services on its devices might come a little later. Popular Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple will launch three iPhones in 2020 of which only two of them will support 5G. The year 2020 will also mark Apple’s complete shift to OLED display from Retina display, as all the three iPhones are expected to come with an OLED display.

According to Kuo, the 2020 iPhone line-up includes a 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch OLED display iPhones and a low-end model sporting a 6.1-inch OLED display. The 6.1-inch model will be a part of iPhone XR series and will still connect over 4G LTE.  

Both the 5G-ready 2020 iPhone models will support sub-6GHz and mmWave technology. While Apple’s own 5G modem will be ready by 2021, the company until then will use Qualcomm chips to add 5G support to the iPhone line-up, with Broadcom supplying the RF power amplifiers.

For 2019, Apple will launch iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max that comes with a triple rear camera array consisting of a standard wide-angle unit, an ultra-wide angle unit and a telephoto unit. All the three would be 12MP developed by Sony.

Earlier Kuo claimed the 2019 iPhone models are expected to sport the same design language as the 2018 models, meaning, there will be a 6.4-inch iPhone XS Max successor, a 5.8-inch iPhone XS successor and a 6.1-inch XR (2019). Apple has also filed a patent for underwater photography utilising software enhancements. In the patent a system is described that automatically adjusts the camera settings when the iPhone is underwater to allow for enhanced photography.

Few other features coming to the iPhone 11 include increased band connectivity, frosted glass finish, reverse charging, improved Face ID, bigger batteries and a triple camera system.

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