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Samsung comes in first half of 2019 with a 5G smartphone

Samsung comes in first half of 2019 with a 5G smartphone

Samsung has already announced a lot of details about the smartphones it will be releasing next year. After revealing its foldable phone for the first time a few weeks ago, the South Korean company is now also announcing that it will launch a 5G smartphone in 2019.

Few details are known about it, although the South Korean hardware maker has already announced that he will show a proof-of-concept at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit. The intention is to bring the device onto the market in the first half of 2019. To this end, the company cooperates with network provider Verizon and Qualcomm is an important hardware partner.

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Samsung’s 5G smartphone will run using the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and antenna modules via the Snapdragon Mobile Platform. This makes Samsung one of the handful of companies that have announced that they will come up with a 5G smartphone next year. OnePlus and Motorola will do the same. Samson’s main competitor, Apple, is not expected to introduce a 5G phone until 2020.

It is not yet certain which Samsung phone is equipped with 5G. Rumour has it that the company will provide the Galaxy S10 with this. That may well be true, as that will be the company’s top device next year. The smartphone will not be able to use 5G networks anywhere in the world; providers will first roll out the technology in large cities.

5G is the successor of 4G and should be much faster. The technology can also handle more connections at the same time and in this way makes it possible for internet-of-things and self-propelled cars to make use of wireless networks without any problems. It has to be, because all these devices need the internet to communicate with large servers that do all the important calculations.

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