As usual, the Apple iPhone models are all confusing with the model numbers and part numbers, and while some come with the network locks, some are unlocked. There are certain differences between each of them and thus, we here talk about the iPhone XS and its different model numbers so that you have enough knowledge to understand about that particular model, its network limitations, and the restrictions before you purchase the right model for the network you use.

The new iPhones have come with the Dual SIM functionality, which is a necessity now in some markets given how users have started using one SIM for the data usage and the second one for the calls, and it is always handy to have dual SIM capability in the phone.

iPhone XS A1920 Model – Countries, Bands, Part Numbers

The A1920 model is available, both through the network lock and also as a SIM-free factory unlocked version, in the Apple stores. The markets where this iPhone XS A1920 model is available are:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Puerto Rico

Network Bands for iPhone XS A1920 Model

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)

iPhone XS A2097 Model – Countries, Bands, Part Numbers

This particular market is for a wider range of countries in two continents – Asia and Europe, but it also seen in Mexico and Australia. There is support only for the GSM networks and it does not have support for the CDMA networks. There are several markets where the A2097 is available. These are as follows.

Asian markets where A2097 model is available.

Armenia, India, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Taiwan.

European markets where A2097 model is available.

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Middle East markets where A2097 model is available.

Bahrain, Cyprus, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.

Other markets where A2097 model is available

Greenland, Australia, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa.

Network Bands for iPhone XS A2097 Model

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)

iPhone XS A2098 Model – Countries, Bands, Part Numbers

This is a model specifically made and available for the Japanese market. The reason is that this model has a few network bands that are only used by the network providers there. There is a band 11 for au and Softbank, band 21 for Docomo, and the same carriers also have the band 42.

One of the other differences that his model number has with the others across the globe is that there is a shutter sound while capturing pictures and this cannot be turned off, as it is a step taken in the country to avoid cover photography, and with that, the privacy of the people is protected.

Network Bands for iPhone XS A2098 Model

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46)

iPhone XS A2100 Model – Countries, Bands, Part Numbers

This is the Chinese model of the iPhone XS. The iPhone XS in China does not have a Dual SIM card support and that is with both, either the physical Dual SIM or the eSIM option. It is always a single SIM option for the iPhone in China.

The carriers supported in China are China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom.

Network Bands for iPhone XS A2100 Model

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
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