iPhone 6S To Feature Qualcomm Chip, Doubles LTE Speed
Reportedly, the next iPhone will sport a Qualcomm-made LTE chip which will enhance the efficiency of the phone and double its LTE speed.
A source reveals through iPhone 6S prototype logic board images that the new iPhone will feature Qualcomm’s MDM9635M chip otherwise known as ‘9X35’ Gobi modem platform. Theoretically speaking, the chip is capable of doubling the LTE speed.
Compared to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the upcoming iPhone 6S has had a massive performance leap, as the previous ones ‘9X25’ chip inside of them. The chip that iPhone will be sporting now was introduced back in 2013. Only last year, it was launched in Samsung Galaxy S5 but could not make it to the iOS.
Currently iPhone 6 and 6 Plus allows a maximum speed of 150 Mbps, however with this chip downloading speed up to 300 Mbps can be achieved. As Qualcomm itself explains that the new chip is more powerful and may result with better battery life. The current ‘Category 4’ chipset will be replaced with ‘category 6’ of cellular modems.
In Qualcomm’s own words: “The Category 6 speeds enabled by the Gobi 9×35 will allow customers to enjoy blazing-fast downloads, snappier application performance due to lower network response time, and run more connectivity based applications smoothly, as well as concurrently.”
“Backwards compatible and supports all other major cellular technologies, including DC-HSPA, EVDO Rev. B, CDMA 1x, GSM and TD-SCDMA, design sleeker devices without sacrificing performance, while at the same time allowing operators to increase their network capacity and efficiency.”
The use of 20nm production process makes this chip more compact and allows for more space for battery. It reduces the heat generated and escalates power efficiency.
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