Apple’s iPhone 5 to Mount Qualcomm’s Radio Components to Support Both GSM and CDMA

Written By Sam on 26 January 2011

Ever dreamed of having an iPhone with Dual band width support, then there are chances of your dreams turning true! Apple’s iPhone 5 is expected to imbibe Qualcomm’s radio components, which clearly projects the capabilities of the handset to handle GSM and CDMA simultaneously. Apple is eventually trying to consolidate Verizon and AT&T specific handsets and make an iPhone that can support both, which is really an enticing news for many enthusiasts out there.

iPhone 5 will be running atop Apple’s new A5 CPU (a Cortex A9-based, multi-core chip) and will be like iPad 2. Featuring a Qualcomm chipset that does triple duty as the CDMA/GSM/UMTS baseband processor, iPhone 5 will be much enhanced and powerful handset. As per the reports, iPhone 5 may feature Qualcomm-sourced radio component, a dual CDMA/GSM radio chip that will allow users to connect to both Verizon and AT&T networks at an ease. Also the current iTunes build show a clear support for the Qualcomm baseband, which merely indicates the same.

Having a close relationship with Qualcomm and not requiring to buy from two different suppliers makes things more simpler for Apple to implement the Dual Band in its devices. If all goes well, we can soon have a dual network supported iPhone 5, a completely redesigned handset which is currently being tested discreetly by senior staff at Apple. So lets watch out!

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