While we are still months away from the next iPhone reveal, that has not stopped the rumor mill from turning. Previous reports suggest that it will have an always-on 120Hz display, a smaller notch, a vapor chamber for better cooling, smaller batteries and a storage option of up to 1TB. Now, a report states that the iPhone 13 will support millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G outside the US.
The current iPhone 12 already supports millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G in the United States; but according to Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo, the tech will also be arriving to multiple new countries.
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iPhone 13 handsets that will be sold in the US, Australia, Canada, Japan, and by “major European mobile operators” will support millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G.
5G is a combination of sub-6GHz low- and mid-band frequencies, and millimeter waves. Millimeter wave technology is fast, providing speeds in the gigabits, but it can be easily blocked. Low-band sub-6 frequencies can penetrate barriers like walls and windows, but it’s slower.
An iMore report from February claimed that Qualcomm’s X60 modem will feature in the next iPhone; bringing the vastly improved 5G speeds but also data aggregation that will allow the iPhone to use both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands simultaneously; and further supports the claim that mmWave will likely reach more countries.
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