The sale of the new iPhones will start this Friday (20) in the USA, and the launch in Brazil should not take long: Anatel approved the iPhone 11 it’s the iPhone 11 Pro; meanwhile, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is already under review by the regulatory agency. It certified the cell phone models that Apple will sell in Europe, with support for the 700 MHz frequency used in the Brazilian 4G.
The models approved in Brazil are the A2215 (iPhone 11 Pro) and A2221 (iPhone 11). In addition, the Anatel system already demonstrates data from the A2218 (iPhone 11 Pro Max) through the autocomplete function, but the authorization has not yet been released.
The versions approved by Anatel will also be sold in Europe, Asia and Oceania – with the exception of China and Hong Kong, which have a unique variant.
iPhone 11 from USA does not work on 4G 700 MHz in Brazil
Meanwhile, USA and Canada will have their own models without support for the 700 MHz 4G used in Brazil, which corresponds to band 28. That is, whoever buys an iPhone 11 in North America will even be able to use the Brazilian 4G, but only in the bands 1 (2,100 MHz), 3 (1,800 MHz), 5 (850 MHz) and 7 (2,600 MHz), in addition to 3G and 2G technologies.
In major cities, operators Claro, TIM and Vivo act both with 700 MHz and other frequencies. This means that the American iPhone will continue to work with the Brazilian 4G, but it will not necessarily have the same signal quality as other smartphones.
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Band 28 has greater signal penetration in closed locations. It is very likely that operators prefer to have 4G of 700 MHz in inland cities and on roads: the lower the frequency, the greater the signal range, allowing to cover more areas with fewer base stations.
If you are an Oi customer, you don’t even have to worry: the operator did not acquire a license to use this frequency when there was the Anatel auction.
Approval certificate for iPhone 11 (model A2215):
Approval certificate for iPhone 11 Pro (model A2221):
With information: MacMagazine.