As in the past with the arrival of previous generations of mobile networks, not everyone meets the same standard. It’s up to each operator deploy certain technologies or othersAlthough these types of decisions also depend on the mobile makers, who are the ones who will finally bring this technology to end users.
With the arrival of 5G, all mobile operators set to work to advertise from the rooftops that they would have networks of this type. However, One operator’s 5G may not be the same as ano ther
MmWave refers to the bands in which this network operates, which in this case would be between 24 GHz and 100 GHz. Networks operating with mmWave allow much higher speeds, in theory more than one gigabit per second. However, its range is also less.
These networks are designed for specific areas where a better quality mobile connection may be needed, but not to be deployed across entire territories. For that, not all phones compatible with 5G networks are compatible with 5G mmWave networks, but with 5G Sub-6 networks. This is the case with the iPhone 12, at least the models launched outside the United States.
In its US version, the iPhone 12 supports the Sub-6 and mmWave networks. However, outside the American country its compatibility is limited to Sub-6 networks
However, and as shared by 9to5Mac, this could change with the upcoming iPhone 13. Now that compatibility with 5G networks is more and more commonAs these are rolling out faster around the world, Apple may be considering bringing full mmWave support to its international models.
This was known thanks to a recent order from the American company, reported by Patently Apple. According to the website, Apple would have placed a “particularly large” order
For the time being, the details on the next-gen iPhone are really sketchy. It may take us another several months to know its features, and these types of details usually almost always stick around when the phone has already been presented. However, if accompanied by a consistent deployment by operators, it could further improve the browsing experience with mobile data.