ABSTRACT: According to Fast Company, 5G iPhone will be on the market in 2020, Intel may become the only supplier of the first 5G iPhone modem; while Android phone manufacturers such as OPPO, Huawei and Millet have chosen to join hands with Qualcomm, and the first batch of 5G phones are expected to appear at the Mobile World Congress in February next year.
Author Li Sijia, editor, Luo Lijuan
After several major smartphone manufacturers announced Q3 sales in 2018, according to IDC analysis, the global smartphone market declined year-on-year for the fourth consecutive quarter. Many people doubt the future market prospects of smartphones. However, compared with such data, several major manufacturers seem to pay more attention to the upcoming 5G new battlefield.
Fast Company said that 5G iPhone will be on sale in 2020. Apple may use Intel's 81615G modem chips in new products to improve the speed and efficiency of mobile phones. At the same time, OPPO, HUAWEI and millet and other Android phone manufacturers have chosen to take the lead in Qualcomm. The first batch of 5G phones is expected to be unveiled at the mobile world conference next February.
Previously, due to the breakdown of its relationship with Qualcomm, Apple switched to Intel, which would be the only supplier of the iPhone modem if everything went according to plan.
But recently, some sources have reported that Apple seems not very satisfied with the new partner, but the problem is not serious enough to lead to another dialogue with Qualcomm on the provision of 5G modem.
The problem between Apple and Intel is probably related to the heat dissipation caused by 8060 modem chips. It is reported that Apple is also trying to negotiate 5G modem chips with another chip manufacturer, MediaCorp.
Apple declined to comment. But there is no doubt that it is necessary to enter the 5G battlefield.
With the first batch of 5G mobile phones expected to appear at the Mobile World Congress in February next year, the giants seem to be eager to take part in the upcoming 5G market.
Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei, said at the recent 5G Business Reporting Conference of Shanghai Research Institute, "If our products are good, we can serve the vast majority of operators in the world, so we can take the initiative. So on the issue of 5G, we have to make up our mind to lead the strategy.
"4G HUAWEI is the leader, and HUAWEI will be the leader in the 5G era." HUAWEI HUAWEI consumer business CEO Yu Chengdong said this.
At the same time, after many times on the bar HUAWEI millet also did not show weakness.
According to Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, the China Times reported that in September this year, the mobile phone had successfully connected 5G signaling and data link, and in October 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) had also connected. Lei Jun also said, will cooperate with global operators 5G officially listed in the European release rhythm, production of millet mobile phone 5G the first quarter of next year.
From the perspective of national promotion plan, 5G is expected to realize network commercialization ahead of schedule in 2019. 5G market in the future of several giant war triggered at any moment, and will show how it is looking forward to.
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