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Tech & Science iPhone 5G to support both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands

16:01  21 november  2019
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Sub - 6 GHz and mmWave networks don’t work very well over long distances. You’re not going to manage your smart city traffic lights with hundreds of mmWave base stations. 700MHz bands will form the backbone of wide coverage 5 G networks both in terms of geography and new connected IoT

Frequency bands for 5 G NR are being separated into two different frequency ranges. First there is Frequency Range 1 (FR1) that includes sub - 6 GHz frequency bands , some of which are bands traditionally used by previous standards

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Apple has never attempted to be the first company to support the next-gen, speedier, wireless data transfer standard. It waited to make the jump to 3G and 4G, and the company is taking a similar approach for 5G. While several of its rivals have already launched 5G phones, the iPhone 11 phones only support LTE, just like their predecessors. However, Apple is expected to adopt 5G as soon as next year. The same insider who said recently that all 2020 iPhones will sport 5G connectivity is back with a new prediction about next year’s iPhone lineup, revealing that the iPhone 12 — or whatever Apple ends up calling it — should support all 5G tech versions.

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The mmWave technology is just one part of what future 5 G networks will use. You may also have heard about “low band ” frequencies and “ sub - 6 GHz In a nutshell, lower frequency bands cover much greater distances but offer slower data speeds, while high-frequency bands cover much smaller areas

Kuo believes that the 5 G iPhone models will support both mmWave and sub - 6 GHz bands . This will allow the iPhone to interoperate well with the 5 G cell towers installed across the United States. We expect that the shipment allocation of iPhone models that support 5 G mmWave will account for

A new research note from Ming-Chi Kuo seen by 9to5Mac claims that the 5G iPhones will support both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands. These are 5G frequency versions in use in several markets around the world, and the 5G networks of the future will work on a combination of mmWave and sub-6GHz bands. Phones will, therefore, have to support both these frequency types, and the 5G iPhone shouldn’t be the only 2020 device to come with mmWave and sub-6GHz compatibility.

Kuo’s note also indicates that Apple will continue to use LCP FPC antennas on 2020 iPhones, or antennas that are made of a Liquid Crystal Polymer material: We expect that the shipment allocation of iPhone models that support 5G mmWave will account for 15–20% of the total shipments of new 2H20 iPhone models. This will benefit LCP FPC usage a lot, given the 5G mmWave iPhone uses three LCP FPC units (vs. other iPhone models’ single LCP FPC unit).

The advantage of LCP antennas is twofold. First, they have a very low signal loss, which is an advantage for 5G, which has lower penetration, depending on what bands are used. Secondly, their performance isn’t affected by temperature fluctuations.

iPhone models will require more LCP FPC antennas because 5G phones need more antennas. That’s why Kup expects LCP FPC antenna shipments to increase for next year’s iPhone.

Even though Apple is developing its own 5G modem, the company will likely purchase 5G parts from Qualcomm for the 2020 iPhones.

The first dual-SIM 5G phones could arrive in early 2020 .
Sure, you can buy a 5G phone right now if you're not picky, but for many that's just not an option without dual-SIM support -- some people need the flexibility, whether it's to use the lowest-cost service or just having separate work and personal lines. If you're one of them, you might have that option soon. MediaTek has formally revealed its previously-teased 5G system-on-chip, now called the Dimensity 1000, and it's billed as the first SoC toThankfully, there might be speed to spare. MediaTek claims the "world's fastest" data throughput, with support for 4.7Gbps downstream and 2.5Gbps upstream on sub-6GHz 5G networks. There's WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1+ support, too.

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