The project for the next generation of 5G networks is only in its early stages, but that will not prevent phone manufacturers from incorporating 5G capabilities into their phones as soon as possible. According to a new report, Apple will join the party in 2020.
Internal sources say that the Intel 8161 5G modem chip will be the one that will provide this 5G connectivity, although apparently Intel is fighting the heat problems that the prototype of the chip seems to have and thus develop it for commercial use.
It seems that Apple is willing to allow other companies to reach the market first with their 5G phones. Oppo, LG, Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo and Sony have confirmed or have at least said that 5G phones will be launched in 2019.
Speed is priority
Depending on where you live in the world, you may have become accustomed to seeing the 4G or LTE symbol on your phone on a regular basis. The deployment of 5G in terms of real networks will be delayed with respect to the arrival of phones with 5G capacity; As with 4G, it will first appear to the inhabitants of the main cities, and then it will be extended to other places.
The improvements that 5G will offer us are not only reside in brutal speed, but also in the band, which will be wider. That means that it allows the connection of more devices at the same time and that there will be a better reception when we are in very busy areas.
Download speeds have the potential to be a thousand times faster than 4G – 10Gbps instead of 100Mbps – although this is a theoretical maximum (the reality will be somewhat different). By the time Apple’s rumored iPhone 5G arrives in 2020, you may even be able to connect to a 5G network somewhere near where you live.