5G is known as the fifth generation of network connectivity. Companies and several network carriers are currently testing the software aspect whereas the hardware aspect of the technology is expected to be fully equipped and ready to be used on many smartphones by the first quarter or half of 2019. Big names in the industry have confirmed the launch of 5G smartphones in the first half of 2019.
Samsung Galaxy S10
This device will be the first 5G smartphone released from Samsung and successor of the Galaxy S9 and 10th-anniversary flagship from Samsung’s Galaxy S series. Beside from the apparent 5G compatibility, the S10 is rumored to use Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor and variants of the device coming in the ceramic back covering.
One plus 7 and OnePlus 7T
OnePlus is another OEM or original equipment manufacturer whose executives have promised and made comments of an upcoming 5G smartphone. The Chief Executive Officer of the company has confirmed that the firm has a 5G phone in development with Qualcomm. Although there is no established timeframe for the release, we can expect the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T to be released around the exact time; the company launches its annual flagships.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (5G)
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 as already been officially released as the Chinese company’s flagship model for 2018. There are hinted rumors of the company intending to release a new 5G ready variant in the early phase of 2019. The 5G models of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will use Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 CPU and Snapdragon X50 modem with an impressive on paper maximum download speed of 2Gbps.
Huawei 2019 (5G) Phones
Senior executives of the company of Huawei have confirmed releases of a 5G ready smartphone in the market of 2019. However, there has not been any confirmation as to which device is going to be released. The senior company executive has stated that if the company does not launch its first 5G smartphone by the first half of 2019 with the Huawei P30, then the network technology will be ready for the Huawei Mate 30 which is to be released in the second part of 2019.
Oppo 5G phone
Oppo has been rumored of developing a 5G compatible smartphone to be released in 2019. The Chinese smartphone maker has already tested a modified unit of its Oppo R15 smartphone with 5G technology this year and which has been a total success. Moreover, the company has already tested and demoed the world’s first, 5G video call. These are all strong indications that the company has something hidden up its sleeves for 2019.