Apple is about to launch a new generation of iPhone at the September 10th conference. We can look forward to seeing new technologies on this 2019 flagship phone. However, we can be sure that it doesn’t have 5G. Don’t worry, this is a good thing, after all, 5G has not yet entered prime time. Last week, Michael Simon, the editor of foreign media Macworld, tested the real-time 5G network with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Galaxy Note 10+ International Edition features 5G capability. It is priced at $1,300 with a 6.8-inch screen, 12GB of memory and four rear-facing cameras. Even without 5G, it is one of the best Android phones. 5G modems are just one of the selling points.
In the test, Note 10+ 5G has a maximum speed of more than 1.6 Gbps and an upload speed of 50 Mbps. It takes about 10 seconds to download a movie that lasts two hours. This is exciting, and it’s not experimental data. It’s really the speed of getting to the street using the internet.
At such a speed, who wouldn’t want to experience 5G? You may think that mobile phone manufacturers should quickly add 5G capabilities to their new models. Qualcomm already has a 5G baseband chip/ Apple can also use the Qualcomm x55 to connect to the ultra-high-speed Verizon mmWave network on the iPhone.
But in fact, mmWave 5G’s coverage is very limited, it can only ensure that the coverage is the user’s handheld mobile phone station directly below the node. Even at that time, have to wait for the 5G logo to appear in the status bar, indicating mobile access 5G network. If you take a little walk, turn a corner, or even face the node, the 5G signal will not be covered immediately. That is to say, Verizon’s current operation of 5G is simply a kind of “painting the ground”. We have to find the node and then Keep the node to get 5G speed.
This is certainly not the experience most people want.
Another problem encountered on Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G was battery life. In the three hours of operation using the 5G network status. The phone heat was noticeable, and the battery power drop to 60% from 95% to 35%. It can be imagined that other high-end LTE mobile phones have smaller batteries, especially the iPhone, and the actual situation may be worse.
Simply put, 5G is not ready for Apple, and vice versa. The tester said that according to his feelings, according to Verizon’s existing 5G conditions. It will take a long time for the 5G iPhone to come out. Unless the US 5G network has experienced large-scale growth in the next 12 months. It is doubtful that this feature will not appear on the iPhone next year.
So, for a 5G iPhone, Apple is better off waiting for how long. Of course, the current 5G development and construction speeds in different countries are different. We are more optimistic about the speed of China’s 5G penetration. In 2020, domestic 5G mobile phones will definitely emerge in large numbers. Whether it is 5G mobile phones or 5G packages, the price will not be too high. expensive.