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Ming-Chi Kuo: in 2018, the Apple’s smartphone will receive support for two SIM-cards

Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo continues to make predictions on future iPhone models. In a new report, he said that Apple next year will receive the support of two SIM-cards. This publication reports MacRumors.

Last week, Kuo said that the iPhone line by 2018 will consist of three devices: 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch smartphone with an OLED display and a cheaper 6.1-inch version with the IPS screen. A new report by analyst reports that the new iPhone will get support for two SIM-cards. iPhone of 2018 will receive the modems Intel XMM 7560 and Qualcomm Snapdragon X20, supports 4 x 4 MIMO. This will enable both SIM cards simultaneously work in networks 4G. Ming-Chi Kuo also added that 70-80% of all modems will deliver Intel.

All the devices with two SIM-cards, only one works in networks LTE, and the second in 2G/3G. The new iPhones both cards will be able to work in LTE networks. However, it is not yet clear how this will be implemented: get smartphone additional slot for the SIM card or use eSIM?

Ming-Chi Kuo also believes that the innovation will positively affect the sales of Apple iPhone in China, where smartphones with two SIM-cards are more popular.

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