Rumor: 2020 iPhones to feature OLED screens, 5G connectivity
mardi 18 juin 2019, 12:15 , par Power Page
Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s report released Monday speculated that Apple will launch its first 5G iPhones in 2020. The report also stated that all three 2020 iPhone models will feature OLED displays, and arrive in 6.7-inch, 5.4-inch, and 6.1-inch screen sizes.
The 6.1-inch OLED model is apparently the successor to the iPhone XR and will support LTE only. The new 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch phones would support 5G mobile data.
The report’s 5G timeline syncs with expectations in the rumor mill, while the size specifications seem on point as well.
It’s thought that the 5G compatibility in the 2020 iPhone would support the current leading standards, and function with both sub-6GHz and mmWave Technology. Millimeter wave spectrum is what is being deployed across the United States.
Kuo’s report indicated that Apple’s in-house 5G baseband chip won’t be ready until 2022, leaving the company dependent on Qualcomm baseband chips to connect to high-speed 5G cellular networks. Kuo also stated that Apple is designing its own power amplifier and RF antenna units.
It’s thought that the 2019 iPhone models will largely resemble the current iPhone XS and iPhone XR units in physical appearance. The 2019 flagship iPhones are believed to feature a triple-camera system, a faster A13 chip, indoor location improvements, AirPods power sharing, and larger internal batteries. The 2019 iPhone XR successor will be upgraded from a single to a dual-camera module.
Finally, Kuo stated that in spite of its departure from the modem business, the 2019 iPhone models will use Intel basebands. This is partly due to the fact that component suppliers for the upcoming handsets were more or less set in stone by the time of the Apple/Qualcomm settlement and when Intel broke the news as to its future plans for its modem business.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.
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