Friday, 19 April 2019 | 09:17 WIB

iPhone 5G to use Intel Chip Modem, Available in 2020

Apple headquarter

JAKARTA, NNC - Apple reportedly will spice up phones with 5G network starting in 2020, through an iPhone that uses a chip made by Intel.

According to a report by Fast Company, quoting an anonymous source who was aware of the plan, said Intel would devlelop a 10nm 8161 modem chip to increase the density of transistors so that it affected speed and efficiency.

Many carriers are likely to rely on a millimeter wave spectrum between 28-39Ghz to connect to 5G. The signal from millimeter wave will overload the modem chip so that the thermal energy inside the phone will be above average.

As a result, the phone will accumulate heat and have an impact on drains battery life. Intel has prepared a 8060 chip as a prototype to test 5G, but reportedly is struggling with the heat issue.

Therefore, Apple Apple is lining up MediaTek as an alternative chip supplier if the issue persists. The plan is not necessarily true as MediaTek generally makes chips for the lower middle-class phones, not the flagships.

Apple refused to comment on this rumor.

Phones that support 5G networks have begin to emerge this year, like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, but the technoloy cannot be used in the near future, the Phone Arena reported, citing Antara.