Verizons 5G calls a Mulligan. Last month, CNET editor Jessica Dolcourt traveled to Chicago to test theand learn first-hand what the network operator's new 5G network looked like on a 5G phone. It as expected, but when she tried it again this week, the data speeds .
While the network is not quite ready for a nationwide rollout, it's understandable why it wants to leap to 5G. 5G is the latest generation of mobile technologies that connect users to a super-fast mobile network. Mobile operators are struggling to be the first to get there. In April, Sprint and AT & Tafter due to the display of "5G E" connectivity on including . This despite the fact that its network technology remains unchanged from 4G.
Furtherwill take place this year and next. Network operators in the US and around the world are creating the necessary infrastructure to build a faster and more extensive wireless network. In the UK, for example, Vodafone announced that it will launch its and the government allowed .
from faster connectivity – self-driving cars, drones, and the Internet of Things, to name just a few – but most people will probably only benefit from a 5G network over a 5G capable phone. After all, the big promise that carriers and chip makers make with 5G coverage does not mean much if you can not access the network with your own device.
Since the beginning of this year, many phone manufacturers have introduced their upcoming 5G phones. To keep track of when we can expect 5G phones – with real 5G connectivity – the major phone manufacturers have announced their 5G phone plans and what they have not announced far.
Originally released on October 23, 2018.
Update, April 5, 2019 : Adds information to Verizon, which debuts the 5G network in Chicago.
Update, April 26, 2019 : Adds information about preordering the Galaxy S10E and confirming OnePlus 7 Pro.
Update, May 18, 2019 : Adds information about manufacturer availability and Oppo Reno.
a . There are mutliple reasons for this. First, Apple is generally not the first to address mobile trends. Instead, it is preferable to perfect an emerging technology before embarking on it. For example, it lagged behind its competitors when these networks were just launched to make 3G and 4G LTE connectivity phones.
Second, Apple has discontinued collaboration with leading 5G fashion provider Qualcomm. The two companies in April and then agreed to . As a result, Apple's former partner of 5G modems, Intel, finally gave up .
Despite all these legal issues, this does not mean that Apple completely ignores 5G. As mentioned before, the misleading "" icon on some AT & T iPhone models appears on the network.
Apple did not respond to a comment request.
Verizon has now begun
Interested buyers must be at Verizon Above or Beyond to have unlimited access to 5G phones. However, the company announced that it will forego the 10 5G add-on fee for users who purchase a 5G phone, including those who purchase the S10 5G, for a "limited time".
The Galaxy S10 5G will not be Samsung's only 5G phone. The foldablewill also have a 5G variant, however, the launch of the phone . And in the second half of 2019 to launch more Samsung 5G phones (on the specific devices is still unknown).
Google has not announced its plans for 5G, and the company declined to respond to a request for comment. What we do know is thatsimilar to other carriers.
What does that have to do with Google? In recent years, Google has selected Verizon as its exclusive carrier partner for its Pixel phones, including its last flagship, theand the (Google also sells that Phone unlocked or on its Wi-Fi First network, Google Fi. The latest mid-range phone, the and the are now also available from other carriers Carrier .)
This could mean that Google's next flagship, probably referred to ascould be a 5G phone. If the usual schedule for the launch of the phone is met, the Pixel 4 is expected to come on the market in October 2019 – well after the first half.
Announced at the MWC this year, thewill be available for for $ 1,152. The airline has not announced an official date for the launch of 5G, but was announced to turn 5G on Atlanta, Dallas and Kansas City in May. Later, in the first half of 2019, the counter will be turned down for a handful of other cities. (For your information, The V50 will also be Sprint's first 5G phone, but it will also be available in Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network , T-Mobile and AT & T, later in the US, will be available in 2011. The phone features a 6.4-inch OLED display, three wide-angle and telephoto rear-view cameras, the Snapdragon 855 chipset and two forward It can also be connected to a which increases the display size of the phone.
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Last August, Lenovo introduced thea 5G-type phone. It can only be connected to a 5G with a modular accessory that is attached to the back of the phone with magnetic pins. According to Motorola, the phone delivers ten times faster data than other 4G LTE devices.
When we first tested Verizon's 5G network with the phone and Mod in April
A Motorola phone that does not require accessories to connect to 5G requires the company to produce such a device.. Motorola Mobility's Director of Technical Sales and Operations Doug Michau said the phone will be released much later than the beginning of 2019. In particular, Michau said that it will be released in "definitely less than three years but not in any timeframe".
The Chinese phone manufacturer has two 5G phones in the starting blocks. One of them is thewhich combines 5G speeds and a folding display. The device has a 6.6-inch display when it is closed and an 8-inch OLED screen when you open it. It also has a 4,500 mAh battery and three reversing cameras. The Mate X is expected to come on the market in the middle of the year and cost a whopping 2,300 euros.
The second cell phone is the. The device will be available in the UK for £ 999 (or US $ 1,279 in the US and £ 1,856 in Australia) in June and features a huge 7.2-inch capacity, a 4,200 mAh battery and a triple reversing camera. EE, Vodafone, Three and O2 will wear the Mate 20 X 5G.
Do not expect these phones to come to the US. The US government called it a security threat to the Department of Defense and banned the sale of Huawei cell phones. In May, an executive order restricted overseas investment in the US carrier networks, which Huawei said would leave the US in 5G . The retail giant in March 2018, and Huawei's Chief Financial Officer
However, this does not necessarily mean the end of Huawei and his 5G ambitions. "Our products and solutions are used by major carriers, Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of millions of consumers in more than 170 countries worldwide," a Huawei spokesman said in March
The latest OnePlus phone, thehas a 5G variant sold EE. Although the company has not released any official pricing or availability, OnePlus has said it will be available "soon" and the regular OnePlus 7 Pro price will start at $ 669 and $ 649 (or $ 962 in Australia). EE's 5G deployment will also span 16 cities in 2019, starting with London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester.
The OnePlus 7 Pro has a 6.67-inch 90-Hz display, a flip-up selfie camera and three reversing cameras. In the US, the phone is available through T-Mobile, but unlocked models work under AT & T and Verizon.
Although Nokia is not the phone giant it wasit still takes steps toward a 5G future. Currently, the company is working with Qualcomm to produce 5G devices. In July, the company announced a which includes the use of the 5G network.
Do not expect that 5G phones will soon be available from Nokia. In February, HMD CEO Florian Seiche (manufacturer of Nokia phones) announced that these devices are unlikely to arrive before 2020. However, Nokia will also benefit from 5G in other ways. In addition to Qualcomm and Ericsson, the company has patent rights to 5G technology and can earn up to $ 3.50 for each 5G smartphone sold.
The Taiwanese electronics company HTC also had something to do with 5G that MWC had to show. Instead of a phone, however, it was a. Available at the hub connects up to 20 people at the same time. Equipped with a 5-inch display, audio speakers and Android Pie software, the device is also a media hub that allows users to make video calls or check e-mails. The HTC 5G Hub Hotspot will be released on May 31st. ZTE
The Axon 10 Pro.
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The latest ZTE phone, thewill hit the market in June. A 4G version of the phone is for 599 euros AU $ 967). It is equipped with a Snapdragon 855 processor and has a built-in fingerprint scanner. On the back there are three cameras with AI functions, including scene detection. The rear setup includes a wide-angle camera, a standard lens, and a third telephoto camera. For your selfie shots, the front of the phone has a 20 megapixel camera.
In February, ZTE announced that 5G phones will be operational by either the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019. However, this was followed by a forecast for "End of 2019". ZTE is currently working with eight international carriers to conduct 5G tests. While the future of ZTE in the US
Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has reshuffled hiswith a new . The aptly named Mi Mix 3 5G phone costs 599 euros and will come on May 23 on the market. It is unlikely that the phone will be available in the US. The company's first 5G network partners include numerous European carriers, including Orange, Sunrise, Telefonica, Three, TIM, and Vodafone, the last of which .
The phone itself has a 6.39-inch AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 845 processor, and two 12-megapixel rear-view cameras. CNET editor Aloysius Low called it "almost the perfect phone". He also mentioned that it is neither waterproof nor that its front-facing cameras have a secure 3D face unlock.
After showingthe OnePlus sister company Oppo finally debuted with their trio of in Shanghai. One of the phones includes a 5G model and will be available . The device has a 6.6-inch screen, a Snapdragon 855 chipset and a pop-up selfie camera.
Although unlikely to come to the US, the 5G version is expected to be released between April and June. In addition to EE, Oppo is working with four other carriers (Swisscom, Telstra and Optus in Australia and Singtel in Singapore) to launch the phone. It also entered into a partnership with China Mobile to sell the phone later this summer.