EE resolves a serious irritation when utilizing new iPhone and Android smartphones
All of the latest and greatest smartphones from Apple, Samsung, OnePlus and Xiaomi now have 5G technology. This latest network upgrade is capable of delivering downloads to devices at speeds in excess of 300Mbps – about five times faster than the average UK landline broadband can handle.
5G is definitely the future of phones and EE hopes to make it even better by introducing improved coverage thanks to a wider 700 MHz spectrum. This upgrade will make the signal stronger and bring a better connection when customers use their devices indoors.
As EE explains, “700 MHz is new to 5G services in the UK but is already used extensively in Europe and is supported by the latest key customer phones, including the iPhone 12 and Samsung Galaxy S21. It will support wider and deeper 5G coverage, including indoors, and help deliver better capacity overall. “
With many of us still working from home, this update should mean your shiny new smartphone will work just as well in the home office as it does on your morning commute.
EE has confirmed that the first rollout of this service will begin in Redditch, Morecambe and Cramlington.
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Further areas are to follow in the coming months.
Commenting on the change, David Salam, Director of Mobile at EE said: “As the UK’s best network, we continue to look for ways to deliver the best possible 5G service to our customers. By further improving the indoor 5G coverage we provide, we are helping to improve the experience for those with the latest smartphones so that they can get the most out of them in more locations across the UK. “
News of this change comes as Apple just announced the launch of its new 5G-enabled iPhone 13 range.
The company has lifted the lid on these new flagship devices, which include the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and Pro Max.
All get an upgraded camera – which now has a cinematic mode for Hollywood-style video – as well as more storage, better battery life, and a smaller notch.
If you go for the Pro models, you’ll get a better display that now includes a 120Hz refresh rate for super smooth scrolling.
The iPhone 13 series can be pre-ordered from Friday, with prices remaining the same as last year’s models.