According to the source, Apple’s iPhone 12 series can support personal hotspot connections through faster 5GHz Wi-Fi, while the previous iPhone used 2.4GHz Wi-Fi.
All iPhone 12 models have a personal hotspot on 5GHz Wi-Fi enabled by default. In the Settings>Personal Hotspot menu of these devices, there is a new “Maximize Compatibility” switch, which will restore the personal hotspot to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi when enabled. Apple pointed out that this may reduce the performance of the devices connected to the hotspot.
The iPhone 12 models support higher-speed 5G networks and 5GHz Wi-Fi, paving the way for faster personal hotspots, but the specific speed increase needs to be tested to know. Although 5GHz Wi-Fi is faster than 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, it has a smaller coverage area, so the speed of personal hotspots will vary according to the distance between the connected device and the iPhone.