The moment Intel revealed its newest modem, XMM 7650 LTE Advance Pro, the news received warm welcome and lot of appreciation. But at the same time, it geared up speculations too whether Intel’s move, someway, leads to its upcoming flagship smartphone. In other words; Tech Giant Eyeing On iPhone 8 Launch?
Those, having technical background and good command on the subject must be fully aware that XMM7650 modem happens to be an LTE Advanced Pro Modem. This kind of modems are meant to be fitted to Smartphones, offering ‘gigabit LTE performance’ a feature present in similar Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 modem. Based on it, if someone may speculate that Intel intends to use new modem in upcoming iPhone 8; he/she has point.
Further, even if Intel has plans other than launching iPhone 8 in near future and intends to release a newer iPhone 7 version sporting the new modem; questions will still be raised anyway. Consider Android Headlines that reveal that modem in question is first of 14-nanometer-kind, possessing 225 megabit and 1gigabit (and above) speed, respectively for up and downlinks; supports up to ‘4×4 MIMO’ and ‘456QAM.’
Falling under the LTE 16/13 Category, the new modem is considered highly power-friendly and one of the latest, advanced and flexible modems available. Without going into any further technical details and other features, it can be concluded that Intel outs this specifically designed XMM7650 modem that can be fitted into a wide range of devices; including smartphones and tablets. So does it still sound strange that Tech Giant Eyeing On iPhone 8 Launch?