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First 5G iPhone to hit the stores in 2020: Report

IANS  |  San Francisco 

The first is likely to use an modem, the 8161, and it could hit the stores in 2020, according to a report in

If everything goes as planned, will be the sole provider of modems, said the report.

For prototyping and testing the iPhone, is reportedly working on a precursor to the 8161 called the 8060.

To increase transistor density for more speed and efficiency, Intel is likely to fabricate the 8161 using its 10-nanometre process.

The performance of 8060 appears to have triggered a little tension between and Intel due to "heat dissipation issues" that would both raise the temperature and hurt battery life.

However, Apple's current issues with Intel are not serious enough to cause to turn to for the supply of modems, said report, based on its source. declined to comment on the report.

The first 5G is expected next year.

phones from such manufacturers as Xiaomi, Oppo and will contain 5G chips made by which has claimed that its modems have managed the heat dissipation issues, the report said.



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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 13:34 IST