Intel’s Announcement of XMM 8000 5G Modems Births Rumors about 5G iPhones

Published By : 20 Nov 2017 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Rumors have the say that the world will soon be exposed to the first 5G smartphone as Intel has announced several new 5G models, few of them being suitable for future phones. However, it is not just about phones, Intel’s new XMM 8000 series 5G modems will make their presence known in a gamut of devices, including automobiles, wireless consumer premise equipment (CPE), and PCs. This has been expected to be the company’s bold step toward its commitment to accelerating the migration to the next-generation wireless communication standard.

First of the XMM 8000 series, the XMM 8060 has been reported to hit stores by mid-2019.

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Intel has promised the XMM 8060 to be equipped with multi-modal functionality, which will make it compatible with standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) configurations not just for 5G but also sub-6GHz spectrum bands, legacy mobile networks, and millimeter wave (mmWave) networks. The company has also publicized an update for the XMM 7669 LTE modem. This upgraded version will now boast of Cat-19 capabilities and support close to 1.6 Gbps. Moreover, it will feature a wide scope of advanced multiple input multiple output (MIMO), career aggregation, and band support.

As for the rumors, it has been allegedly said that Intel and Apple will be entering into a collaboration to include the former’s 5G technology in a future iPhone. However, since the first XMM 8000 modem will not be available anytime sooner than mid-2019, the 2018 successors to the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8 may not feature the next-generation wireless communication standard. Furthermore, the XMM 7660 may not be launched sooner either.

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