At last, Intel has at last declare its 5G strategy in shape of XMM 8160 5G modem as preparation Year of 5G technology next year. Making it to be the leader used in 5G devices in 2020; the chip has decidedly been supplied to manufacturers after June 2019.
Apple, for chip requirements in its phones, has recently been shifted from Qualcomm to Intel and used the Intel’s XMM 7560 modem in its iPhone XS and XR phones in 2018. For its models in 2020, Apple is reportedly setting up to be remained stick with the Intel which also confirms the Intel’s intention to be prepared for 5G chip deliverance to its customers before end of 2019.
With the highest speed up to 6 Gbps, Intel is foreseeing the chip being used in PCs, broadband hubs and phones, showing bigger objectives of the Intel for its XMM 8160 5G. It will be a multimode chip having support not only for 5G New Radio standards but it will also support older networks of 4G, 3G and 2G. Modem’s capability to use mmWave spectrum along with 6GHz 5G NR, will be an edging feature which offers more bandwidth to facilitate increasing devices connected to the network. In comparison with its competitors, Intel’s modem is reportedly smaller in size.
However for making up the companies to use its 5G modem in their rolling out 5G devices, Intel still has to put great efforts.
Nokia, Xiaomi, HTC, LG, Oppo, Sharp, OnePLus, Fujitsu, Sony, Oppo and ZTE are some of the major names from not less than 18 companies at present stick to Qualcomm by using its modem Snapdragon X50 5G NR. Samsung for its 5G modem requirements has been currently working with Qualcomm, but is also working on its own in-house 5G modems and Huawei is also doing the same.