Qualcomm X55 5G modems will be used in all three iPhones next year
According to the Nikkei Asian Review, Apple’s 2020 iPhone will be equipped with Qualcomm’s latest and fastest 5G X55 modem chip. The X55 chip has a maximum download speed of 7Gb/s and an upload speed of 3Gb/s. Of course, these numbers are only theoretical speeds, and the actual speed will vary according to the carrier network.
“All three of the new iPhones will carry the most advanced 5G modem chip, known as X55 that is designed by U.S. mobile chip developer Qualcomm, four people familiar with the plan told Nikkei. The chip, which enables much faster downloads, faces such an increase in demand that there could be supply constraints, one person added.”
The X55 is also Qualcomm’s first 5G chip to support all major frequency bands, operating models and network deployments. At the same time, the X55 has better energy efficiency than the Qualcomm X50 chip and consumes less power when connected to a 5G network.