5G wave is taking over, and all the technology companies are working to cope up with the new trend. In a similar effort, hardware giant Intel is working on the next generation network. Intel has recently announced their plans for upcoming in-progress XMM 8160 5G modem. The XMM 8160 modem will supposedly release in the latter half of 2019, and the devices equipped with the new chip will be available in early 2020.
Intel has a lot of expectations from their new XMM 8160, which will be capable for 5G network. Intel is noticeably planning to use it on a mobile phone, computers, and broadband hubs. The peak speed of their latest modem is clocked at 6 gigabits per second, making it lightning fast. The new Intel chip will include both the standalone and non-standalone specifications for the 5G New Radio standard.
More importantly, the modem will also support all the older generations of network such as 4G, 3G, and 2G networks, everything packed in the same chip. Contrastingly, the new modem will work on both the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum as well as the lower-band subparts of the spectrum.
Although, gadget manufacturers will have to wait a while before they could get their devices running on XMM 8160, as Intel has a lot of work to complete before the launch. I am sure that whenever Intel launches their new modem, there will be a queue to buy their new chipset from all the major companies including Apple!