OnePlus Co-Founder Carl Pei has confirmed that it will launch a 5G smartphone in early 2019. During Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit 2018, Carl Pei and president of Qualcomm Cristiano Amon came together to announce this news. Not only OnePlus, Samsung, Huawei, Honor, Lenovo, and LG have also confirmed that they will launch a 5G smartphone in 2019 as well.
What is something extraordinary in 5G smartphones?
- Previously it was found that 5G smartphone will have to offer at least 20 GBPS download and 10GBPS upload speed. Actually, it states that users will see a minimum 100Mbps download speed and 50Mbps upload speed.
- 5G base station will have to cover users traveling up to 500 Km/h so your data connection will not be lost in the train.
- 5G should offer a maximum latency of 4ms. When it compares to 4G LTE connection, it offers around 82ms latency.
- 5G also enable connectivity with the low internet of things and supports device to device connectivity for low latency connections.
5G vs LTE Advanced
Top Five Companies to launch 5G Smartphones in 2019
In August, Samsung said that it is working with South Korean telecommunication companies to release its first 5G phone. Rumors indicate that the device may be galaxy S10 plus. Samsung may release three variants Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 plus and Galaxy S10 5G option only in S10 plus. The phone will require 3 to 4 more antennas and cost more than the 4G version so Samsung may keep the low cost of other S10 variants by making the 5G, the most premium phone.
Huawei has confirmed that it will release its first 5G smartphone before the end of June 2019. They have also confirmed that the phone will have a foldable screen too. The 5G will be faster, and more responsive than anything before. In some cases, there would be an application in a self-driving car, telemedicine called the internet of things. 5G phones internet speed will be 10 times more than the 4G. Huawei is making it a little bit different by making its own processor and modem rather than using the Qualcomm processor.
OnePlus has already confirmed that they will be the first company to launch 5G phones in 2019. They are closely working with the Qualcomm team in terms of tech and R&D process. It is expected that the company will launch two phones in 2019 which has not done yet. OnePlus 5G phone may be a little expensive due to its connectivity with 5G. Though OnePlus has increased its phone prices steadily as more features also added to the phone still Oneplus is the affordable flagship phone as compared to other phones.
Google has not revealed its plan for a 5G phone but Verizon company states that it’s planning to roll out a 5G phone in 2019 similar to other carries. Google has been exclusively working with Verizon for pixel phones, maybe that means Google will come up with google pixel 4, a 5G phone. If it follows the tradition then the phone will come in October.
Motorola & Verizon came up in Chicago and announced Moto Z3 5G phone. It will deliver 10 times faster speed than the 4G LTE. But it is also true that MotoZ3 is not a 5G phone on its own. It contains the right technology to access 4G data speeds. Moto Z3 will get a 5G speed with moto 5G moto mod. Basically, Moto Z3 is a 4G phone with magnetic pins that can be connected with a variety of Mods.
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