This Tuesday, KGI Securities analyst and famous Apple leaker Ming-Chi Kuo disclosed in a research note to investors a new prediction for the upcoming iPhone installments. According to Kuo, Apple could be using at least two liquid crystal polymer (LCP) antenna modules for its upcoming iPhone handsets. While this technology is similar to the one found on the iPhone X, Kuo says there will be improvements to the antenna design so that it could support 4×4 MIMO standards, as per MacRumors.
“Antenna design upgrade [is] a key factor in anticipated boost to LTE transmission speed in new 2H18F iPhone models. As a LTE antenna FPCB material, LCP is superior to PI in properties related to high-frequency, thermal performance and moisture resistance. We predict 2H18 new iPhones will be equipped with two LCP LTE antenna modules same as iPhone X or more, but with higher specs to support 4×4 MIMO standards,” Kuo stated in the note.