The recently released iPhone 12 smartphones are equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55, while the new iPhone 13 smartphones will use the Snapdragon X60 5G modem.
At the time of the release of the iPhone 12, it was reported that the iPhone 12 could have lasted longer if not for the old modem. The Snapdragon X60 could improve the battery life of the iPhone 12 on 5th generation mobile networks.
Now history repeats itself: Qualcomm has already announced the Snapdragon X65 5G modem, however Apple will not use it, possibly to keep the iPhone 13’s price on par with last year’s model. The 5nm Snapdragon X60 should reduce power consumption, but the Snapdragon X65 is more efficient in this regard.
It was previously reported that the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max models will support 120Hz refresh rates thanks to Samsung’s new LTPO panels that can dynamically switch refresh rates from 1Hz to 120Hz based on content type.
Apple is also expected to finally ditch the notch with the iPhone 13. CEO Tim Cook said the brand new iPhone will bring exciting things to the world this year.