Apple iPhone 12 will have 5G network support given how the competitors Samsung and Xiaomi has already launched their 5G devices. The next-generation wireless network will be better and faster and very soon every device will come with a 5G connection.
The Cupertino based tech giant also has big plans for the 4G to 5G network change and it is why Apple is creating its own 5G antenna for iPhone 12. But the problem is that Apple’s 5G antennas are not ready and in case the company is not able to develop them in proper time, iPhone 12 could get extra thicker due to using the standard Qualcomm antenna.
Apple iPhone 12 5G Network Antenna
Apple will use the QTM525 antenna from Qualcomm as the last resort to access mmWave 5G faster, but that structure is too big for iPhone 12. There are also reports that Apple could use Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 for the 5G connectivity but even those are a bit thicker. The antennas won’t fit in the current chassis design of iPhone 12 and the makers have to come up with a new design.
Reports have emerged all claiming to know the details surrounding the antenna technology expected in the 5G #iPhone12 — with one claiming that #Apple will do most of the work itself. https://t.co/HIW1sNGfqJ pic.twitter.com/HxRn3QxvZP
— AppleInsider (@appleinsider) February 14, 2020
It won’t be much of a problem to change the new design as there are multiple designs in work until the launch date is near and then only iPhone 12 will be finalized. The 5G network antenna in iPhone 12 will decide the new dimensions of the mobile and Apple is working hard to make it slimmer.
iPhone 12 Design Rumors
Apple is trying to design its own antenna for 5G support in iPhone 12 but the tech giant has very less experience in the field. Also, 5G antennas are very hard to design compared to the regular antennas and even the slightest issue can create big problems in iPhone 12 5G connectivity. Hence, we can assume that Apple will be forced to use the Qualcomm 5G antenna and make the 5G variant iPhone 12 thicker than the original design.