Apple is expected to release the new iPhone 12 series on October 13. The Cupertino-based company mocked the event with an invitation letter “Hi, Speed”, hinting at the 5G capabilities of the iPhone 12. Watch out for potential customers in the UK. It said that the iPhone 12 lineup may face coverage issues in China because it may not support the 700MHz 5G frequency band, which lower frequency bands can help the signal cover more ground.
The report was published in The Telegraph later on Saturday, citing “industry insiders” as the source of this key information. The report quoted 5G analyst Simon Rockman (Simon Rockman) estimated that the launch of the British 700MHz 5G band to be auctioned at Ofcom will be “soon”. If Apple missed it, it released the iPhone 12 that does not support 700MHz. series.
The iPhone 12 series is expected to support 5G connections on all its models. Recent leaks and rumors indicate that all iPhone 12 models will support frequencies below 6GHz, and only the high-end iPhone 12 Pro Max will also support the faster mmWave 5G.
The millimeter wave 5G or millimeter wave spectrum (radio spectrum between 24 GHz and 100 GHz) is said to be very fast, but its narrow wavelength means a shorter range. This will require telecommunications companies to build more base stations to cover all users. The narrow wavelength also makes mmWave 5G vulnerable to extreme weather. Adding 700MHz 5G spectrum support in mixing can help solve this problem.
“The Telegraph” report also said that the lack of 700MHz support in the iPhone 12 series may unfairly benefit “Third”, which is said to have obtained a large amount of 5G spectrum.
In Apple’s highly anticipated product released on October 13, most expectations seem to have been revealed by a series of leaks. The iPhone 12 series is expected to have four models. Starting from the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini, its price may be about US$699 (approximately Rs 51,100).
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