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All Three iPhone 12 Models for 2020 Reportedly Shipping With Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 5G Modem

Oct 30, 2019
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Most of you may know that apart from launching a cheaper iPhone SE 2 early in 2020, Apple is also expected to launch a total of three iPhone 12 models later that year. As we move closer and closer towards the start of 2020, more information surrounding the iPhone 12 specs will start to appear and for customers who wanted to experience blazing-fast 5G connectivity on Apple’s future handsets, we have terrific news for you.

Apple May Also Include a More Efficient A14 SoC as Part of the iPhone 12 Specs - Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem Could Help Conserve Additional Battery Life

We had previously reported that all iPhone 12 models arriving in 2020 would get 5G support. With Apple seemingly asking suppliers to adjust their production plans for 2020, it certainly looks like the period after the next iPhone keynote will be an excellent one for Apple. Now, according to additional information spotted by MacRumors, the iPhone 12 specs will include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 5G modem.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Could Be Apple’s Ultra-Premium Model for 2020 Available in Only a 5G Variant

The Snapdragon X55 5G modem currently happens to be the most advanced silicon around, and considering that Apple has buried the hatchet with Qualcomm, all iPhone 12 models for 2020 should feature this modem. The advantages of running the Snapdragon X55 is possibly the reason why Apple has reportedly tapped this one. For starters, it offers 7Gb/s peak download speeds and 3Gb/s upload speeds, but don’t let those figures fool you because the actual performance will depend on the 5G network you’re connected to at the time.

Additionally, the Snapdragon X55 consumes less power than the Snapdragon X50, meaning that future users should expect better battery life from their iPhone 12 models. Speaking of battery life, the iPhone 12 specs may also include Apple’s most powerful and efficient SoC, the A14, as it’s rumored to be made on TSMC’s 5nm architecture. Now if you’re wondering why isn’t Intel mentioned; that’s because Intel dropped out of the 5G smartphone chip business shortly after Apple and Qualcomm agreed to drop all litigation.

What iPhone 12 Display Sizes Should We Expect for Next Year?

For 2020, Apple is expected to use different iPhone 12 display sizes. The smallest one is rumored to measure 5.4 inches, followed by a 6.1-inch model, then a 6.7-inch version. It doesn’t look like these specifications will change in the future, but if they do, you’ll definitely be hearing an update from us, so stay tuned for more details in the future.

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