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Intel to exit 5G smartphone modem business: Is this why Apple settled with Qualcomm?

By Hadlee Simons

A 5G modem from Intel.

Intel

  • Intel has announced that it will exit the 5G smartphone modem business.
  • The news comes on the same day that Apple and Qualcomm settled their legal battle.
  • Intel was widely expected to supply Apple with a modem for the first 5G iPhones.

On the same day that Apple and Qualcomm settled their long-running legal war, Intel has announced that it will be leaving the 5G modem business.

The timing of Intel’s announcement was rather interesting, as it was widely expected to offer 5G modems to Apple for its first 5G-enabled iPhones. Rumors suggested that Intel’s 5G modem would land in a 2020 or 2021 iPhone, while the company itself previously said its 5G modem would appear in devices in 2020.

Read: Trump and FCC outline aggressive 5G plan, will not nationalize networks

But Intel has lagged behind other companies such as Qualcomm and HiSilicon in offering 5G connectivity. In fact, Qualcomm already has its 5G modem in commercial products (the U.S. Galaxy S10 5G), while HiSilicon’s 5G modem is in the Huawei Mate X foldable.

So did Intel take this decision before or after it found out about the settlement? …read more

Source:: android authority

    

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