Based on reports close to Apple’s plan, a report claims that the iPhone 2020 will use Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem.
However, the source said there may be supply restrictions for the X55 modem because many companies will want to use it on their smartphones launched in 2020.
In addition, the 2020 iPhone is also said to come with Apple’s new A14 Bionic chip. This is the chip using the world’s most advanced 5nm fabrication process and TSMC will be in charge of manufacturing it. Only Apple and Huawei currently plan to create smartphones using 5nm chips next year.
At least two of the three new iPhones will use flexible OLED screens, which means they could possibly be bent, but not foldable. Technically, Apple used the curved OLED from the iPhone X, but there’s only one curve and it’s almost invisible to the user because the screen basically folds on itself at the bottom, allowing for very thin bezels. So far, no other company considered this solution worthy of the price it required, making the lower portion of the other devices a bit thicker than the rest.
Apple is also said to be developing a rear camera with 3D sensors to support AR. The company plans to ship 80 million or more iPhones in 2020 – a positive sales target because the company typically ships between 75 and 80 million units a year.
Analysts estimate that 206 million 5G phones will be produced worldwide by 2020, so if Apple’s plans meet expectations, it will occupy the majority of this market. This will more or less help promote the adoption of 5G networks in the global market, except for China.