Motorola, a smartphone maker owned by Lenovo said that it will consider bringing the cost of its 5G smartphones down. At the same time, it has also ensured that it will offer ‘true 5G’ experience with maximum band support unlike rival brands despite the price reduction.
As per ET, Prashanth Mani, Motorola Executive Director of Asia Pacific, the company’s commitment is to provide maximum band support. To date, they are clear about the frequency that will be used. It will not be fair from the consumers’ perspective to offer support only to specific bands. Moreover, these bands will not be upgraded via software as there aren’t any hardware RF components that are required. A true 5G device should give customers all the bands that they may need.
Motorola Offers Maximum 5G Band Support
The executive went on stating that Motorola is offering support for up to 13 5G bands in its smartphones. On the other hand, rival handset makers offer support for a meagre two or three 5G bands. Currently, the 5G smartphones are priced under Rs 15,000 in India. Notably, OnePlus and Realme have revealed that they will support C-band including N77 and N78 5G bands, which operate between 3.2 GHz and 4.2 GHz frequency range.
As of now, the 5G bands are yet to be decided. It will be mmwave and sub-6, he added. Furthermore, the executive said that there is a possibility that various states will use various 5G bands. In India, there is a possibility to support 13 bands to ensure that users of Motorola smartphones experience true 5G. Also, the Motorola smartphones are said to be 5G ready at the time of their launch.
It was noted that Motorola’s strategy is to bring 5G connectivity to all over India and the world. He added that they are a strong believer in 5G for all and they believe that 5G will become more relevant. Also, they will take the pricing of 5G smartphones down to make them more affordable. However, this does not mean that there will be no Motorola 4G smartphones, he cleared. It was confirmed that they are witnessing tremendous success for their 4G smartphones as well.