Korea's 5G Network Won't Support Superfast iPhone 12
15 October, 2020
Apple unveiled its first 5G smartphones, the iPhone 12 series on Tuesday, however, the much-touted superfast connectivity won't work in Korea.
They come greater than a year after rivals Samsung and Huawei rolled out their 5G phones. But considering the many hardcore Apple fans, industry watchers expect it to remove rapidly.
This year there are four versions -- the iPhone 12 Mini (5.4-inch screen), the iPhone 12 (6.1 inches), the iPhone Pro (6.1 inches), and the iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 inches). They certainly are a little slimmer and squarer compared to the iPhone 11.
The largest strength of the iPhone 12 is its connection speed, which may be the most effective among 5G smartphones on the market. The info transmission of 5G smartphones in Korea is founded on a bandwidth of 3.5 GHz, however, the iPhone 12 uses 28 GHz, which is 20 times faster than 4G smartphones. But Korea's telecom infrastructure will not support 28 GHz and the phones will be sold here without the antenna that allows it.
Many elements of the world have yet to set up 5G networks, and the global phone market has been languishing because of the coronavirus outbreak. CNBC reported that 28 GHz-based 5G connections are mainly available in the metropolitan area and even there some parts will miss out.
Korea was expected to be included as one of the primary countries where in fact the new iPhone was to be released, but now customers here must wait in regards to a week after it hits store shelves in the U.S. and Japan. Pre-orders begin in Korea on Oct. 23.
The new phones will cost between W950,000 and W1.5 million (US$1=W1,145).