October 1, 2022

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The iPhone 12 is equipped with sub-6GHz 5G to make it cheaper

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Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 12 series in September. There has been a lot of talk about the lineup for months now. One of the major highlights of the talks is the fact that the iPhone 12 lineup will feature 5G technology.

At first, there were reports that Apple held talks with Qualcomm as regards the use of 5G. However, Apple reportedly did not like Qualcomm’s 5G antenna design, so the company wanted to design it by itself. Now, a new leak has dropped that updates us on what to expect with the iPhone 12’s 5G.

Reports have it that Apple will introduce four models of the iPhone 12. However, even though all four models will feature 5G technology, they will not all use the same 5G standards. The 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch models of the iPhone 12 will not have the mmWave 5G connection. This means that even though they will support 5G, they may not be used efficiently.

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Now, sub-6GHz networks can offer download speeds between 200Mbps and 300Mbps in the United States. Of course, this is more than enough for most consumers. But the higher iPhone 12 models will offer much higher speeds.

It is important to note that Verizon’s 5G network is completely based on mmWave 5G technology. This means that Verizon line users will not be able to use 5G on their lower iPhone 12 models.

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Author: Vincent AbolarinVincent is an Electrical Engineer and smartphone enthusiast. Anything about smartphones, count him in!

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