2020 iPhone Model to Sport 5G Modems From Qualcomm, Samsung: Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple is expected to release a 5G-equipped iPhone in 2020 powered by chipsets from Qualcomm and Samsung that Could take the Complete iPhone shipments to 195-200 million units in two Decades, Based on Apple expert and predictor Ming-Chi Kuo.

Earlier in April, Apple and Qualcomm settled their long-drawn legal war over patents and licensing at an undisclosed sum and Apple agreed to get chips from Qualcomm again within the settlement, CNBC reported on Monday.

“We expect Apple will likely embrace 5G baseband chips made by Qualcomm (concentrate on mmWave markets) and Samsung (focus on Sub-6GHz markets) for lowering supply risk, decreasing costs and having better bargaining power,” the accounts quoted that the TF International Securities analyst Kuo as stating.

According to him, the introduction of a 5G-enabled iPhone can create a wave of purchases and upgrades, particularly for high-end models.

So far, 2015 has been Apple’s greatest year in terms of iPhone shipments when the company sold about 231 million tablets. After facing a fall in earnings, the company, in 2018, said that it sold over 217 million iPhones.

“We are positive on the high-end iPhone versions’ replacement demand in the second half of 2020 thanks to the 5G iPhone. We expect the complete iPhone shipment will respectively reach 188-192 million and 195-200 million units in 2019 and 2020,” Kuo said.

Apple is working on redesigning the printed circuit boards to be included in 2019 iPhone models using a new sort of substance to clear out space for a larger battery, ” he added.

In addition to Kuo’s forecasts of this Qualcomm and Samsung modems, Kuo formerly called the iPhone maker also working on improving the cameras onto its own 2019 telephone lineup.

While the front camera would be upgraded from 7-megapixel to 12-megapixel, the triple-camera set-up would be implemented in the upcoming 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones, along with a single 12-megapixel telephoto lens and 2 super-wide 12-megapixel lenses.

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