The year 2019 is the year where all sorts of new technology is being introduced. From Foldable Phones to 5G phones, we have it all. Let’s look at what devices are offering 5G and which ones are still in the making!
Not only is the phone 5G but it is also a foldable handset, flexible handling with increased upload and download speeds. What can get better? When folded, the screens are on both; front and back sides and when open an 8-inch tablet display. The grip on the side is to hold the device in place and also has the camera ingrained in it. A Kirin 980 processor, 512GB storage, 8GB RAM supported by a 4,500 mAh battery. The price like its functions is also high, €2,299.
2. LG V50 THINQ:
Launched earlier this year at MCW 2019, it has a 6.4-inch QHD OLED display with Snapdragon 855 offering 5G facility as well. It can be said that it is partially foldable since you can attach an extra screen which will act as a second display. The prices are yet to be disclosed so will have to wait for it until it is available on commercial scale.
Samsung along with its Galaxy S10 introduced earlier this year has now introduced Galaxy S10 5G which is bigger in screen with added advantage of better camera quality and 5G. With an 8GB RAM, 256GB storage powered by 4,500 mAh battery with reversible wireless charging trick. The prices are yet to be out which will be soon as it is set to be released this summer.
The device comes with 5G, a 6.39-inch display and a bezel-less design. The internal storage is 256GB with 10GB RAM and dual rear camera system. But this are not the features that make it the most awaited, it’s the price which is £520, making it the most affordable of the 5G phones up till date.
These were the ones that are already launched and will be available shortly this year. But there are others which are in the making and which will add to the ongoing race.
1. Huawei P30 or Mate 30:
Apart from the already discussed Mate X, there are other Huawei flagships that are underway namely, P30 and Mate. It’s not sure which one of these two will be offering 5G because the 5G chipsets require high power consumption. But according to a senior executive, one is sure to have 5G feature. The company needs to work on the battery usage though, as most of their devices do not offer more than a day and a half of battery life.
2. OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7T:
OnePlus has confirmed that they are working with the US carriers to launch their 5G phone next year which means it could be either of the two handsets. This statement is reaffirmed by the comments coming in from the executive team of the company. Typically, OnePlus releases its devices in May or July, so it can be expected from the company to bring in their 5G devices.
3. Oppo 5G Flagship:
The company has already made a connection between an Oppo R15 smartphone and a 5G network. This is a good sign as it shows that the company is ready for taking up the new technology and incorporating it with their own technology. With all the news coming in, it is expected to release in March or April.
4. Honor 5G Phone:
The president of the company, George Zhao has himself confirmed that Honor is all set to release its 5G phone and that it would be the first to reach the market. However, no details have yet being revealed.
5. Sony Xperia 2:
The Xperia handset showcased at MWC 2019 did not feature 5G but it’s certain that the one which would be launched later this year will have it. There are rumors going around about the handset, but nothing is specific about it yet. Some of the features that are being talked about are, wireless charging, waterproofing and Android Pie with a longer battery life.
Due to the on-going controversy with Qualcomm, the 2019 models of iPhone might not feature 5G. But according to the trends, Apple is never the one to get into the race of releasing new technology in line with others. Therefore, it might come out a year later but with the problems with latest XS and XS Max, nothing can be said for sure if the tech-giant will release its 5G handsets or not!
So now, watch out for the race of markets being flooded with the new technology and with the competition, it is difficult to say which one emerges as a success!