iPhone XS has Intel modem inside
L shaped battery phone starting at 1.149 € / $999+ tax / £999
iPhone XS and XS Max have started reaching their early adaptors, and at the same time iFixit managed to dismantle it and tell us which chips are inside of the precious overpriced phone.
Apple confirms eSIM for iPhone X
Intel-powered Gigabit LTE dual SIM in China
Phil Schiller just talked about iPhone Xs and Xs Max, (Nike MAX anyone) and confirmed that there is an eSIM solution for the S 2018 refresh of iPhones.
Snapdragon 850 is officially announced
Kryo 385 at 2.95 GHz later this year
Qualcomm started the always connected PC offensive quite some time ago and Microsoft has included an ARM based system in its big April Spring update for Windows 10. Now it is time for the second generation Snapdragon 850 systems.
Apple won’t do 5G in 2019
Not an early adopter
Apple is known for not being an early adopter when it comes to new wireless standards. According to people close to the matter, Apple 2019 iPhone won’t have 5G capability. Intel might even be ready with its 5G PC solution.
Snapdragon X24 is the first 7nm 2Gbps modem
316.58 Mbps upload, double from 2017
Back in October Fudzilla asked Cristiano Amon, now President and Alex Katouzian VP and general manager of the mobile business at Qualcomm about the future of Gigabit LTE modems and we got a clear indication that things will be faster using the 1.2 GHz Snapdragon X20. The company has just announced that the Snapdragon X24 is the first 7nm chip and not only that, it supports 2Gbps speeds.
Xiaomi is working on Snapdragon on Windows 10
Another big win
Fudzilla exclusively brought you the news that Samsung is one of the companies working on a very sexy Snapdragon on Windows 10 and our sources have confirmed that Xiaomi is also part of the early supporter group.
iPhone X Gigabit modem won't fly
Will be capped for Intel sake
There is no big surprise that iPhone X uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X16 modem and is capable of Gigabit LTE speed, but since Intel version doesn’t support this speed, both phones will be capped at the lower speed.
Apple continues to pay Qualcomm if it drops its modem
Licensing still on
There was a lot of noise about the recent news that Apple might skip the Qualcomm modem hardware for its 2018 phones, but even if they make this decision, QTL (Qualcomm licensing) will still get money from Apple.
Apple looking to increase Qualcomm modem orders
Intel missing Gigabit secret sauce in 2017
Our well-informed sources are whispering that Apple might order more Qualcomm 4G modems for the upcoming iPhone compared to the orders for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
GigabitLTE is all about average speeds
Average speeds can double
We had a chance to see the GigabitLTE working at speeds up to 930 Mbps and upload speeds of 127.5 Mbps which is definitely the fastest that we’ve ever seen. But despite the fascination with the top speed, it is more important that GigabitLTE will significantly increase average speeds.