Apple is reportedly working on a 5G iPhone, that is expected to launch by the year 2020. The report was published by Fast Company, which says the company will be using Intel’s 8161 5G modem chip in this 5G device. A lot of phone manufacturers have already started picturising their future phone for 5G, that will bring faster download speed for it’s users.
A source who is close to Apple told that the company is already working on 8060 modems which will be used for testing the 5G iPhone. Apple was granted permission by FCC last year which paved the way for the ground work leading to the company’s 5G phone. The phone will make use of unique components and hardware for a perfect 5G build.
The report further states this:
Many wireless carriers, including Verizon and AT&T in the US, will intially rely on millimeter-wave spectrum (between 28 gigahertz and 39 Ghz) to connect the first 5G phones. But millimeter-wave signal requires some heavy lifting from the modem chips and RF chains, our source explains. This causes the release of higher-than-normal levels of thermal energy inside the phone–so much so that the heat can be felt on the outside of the phone.
The 8161 model will house Intel’s 10-nanometer process which will increase the transistor density for better efficiency and speed. This means Apple is leaving no efforts to bring the best technology in the future devices. 5G is still a work in progress for smartphone makers around the world and Apple’s plan to introduce a 5G phone is a big step in that direction.