As 2020 is heading nearer, all eyes are towards the 2020 iPhone lineup of smartphones. It is speculated that the Cupertino company is yet to release three new iPhones with 5G connectivity. Definitely! This is not the first time when Apple is in rumors with the 5G iPhones. What’s more interesting and new is that the Qualcomm modem which the company plans to integrate into after the legal dispute. Initially, it was thought of working on its own modems. Surprisingly! This is not the case!
All the Apple 5G-capable iPhones are likely to appear in the latter half of 2020 with Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem. The Qualcomm second-gen Snapdragon X55 5G modem is said to be 40 percent faster. Well! The announcement of this chipset was made when Apple and Qualcomm were at odds. But after months, these two giants set apart their differences thus giving us the 5G Apple iPhone that you have dreamed of.
In comparison with Qualcomm X50, the X55 is more power efficient which means it draws minimum energy thus showing less impact on battery life while on the 5G network.
It offers 7Gb/s peak download speeds and 3Gb/s upload speeds. However, these are the theoretical maximums with actual speed differ based on the carrier network. The X55 chipset is the first in series to support all frequency bands, network deployments, and operation modes.
To enhance the performance, the X55 modem is paired with the A14 Bionic chipset. Sources claim this is to be the first chipset built on the 5nm manufacturing process. Apple used the 7nm process on the Apple iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR. Now, probably you would be thinking of what benefit you get by reducing the manufacturing process? The smaller manufacturing process makes the chipset efficient enough and allows more processing power into a smaller space.
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Along with Apple, even its biggest rival, Huawei is claimed to be working on a 5nm chip that is ought to launch sometime in the next year. Along with the 5G connectivity and the new process, the 2020 iPhone gets a new design with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Moreover, the Apple iPhones of the next-generation may have a metal frame with glass on the front. It resembles a similar design as in Apple iPhone 4. Additionally, the new models will have a rear 3D sensing imaging system with a motion control feature. Apart from the three high-end Apple 2020 iPhones, the Cupertino company will unveil the low-end model- the iPhone SE successor. So, Apple is expected to introduce iPhone SE 2, a budget range handset with modern internals as in iPhone 8.
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