Samsung and Verizon to Launch 5G Smartphones by First Half of 2019

By December 4th, 2018 AT 4:02 PM

US telecom carrier Verizon and Samsung have announced to jointly launch one of the first commercial 5G smartphones in the US in the first half of 2019. The two companies are set to unveil a proof of concept, powered by the upcoming flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and antenna modules, at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii, this week.

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“5G will usher in a new era of mobile connectivity, allowing people to connect to data, experiences and other in ways never thought possible,” said Brian Higgins, Vice President, Wireless Device and Product Marketing at Verizon.

“Together, Samsung and Verizon have made huge gains in bringing 5G commercial services to consumers in several cities. Now, we are partnering to create a smartphone to put the power of  5G in the palm of your hand,” he added.

5G mobility service will provide massive bandwidth, greater opportunities for connectivity and improved network reliability. When fully implemented, it will offer capacity and download speed many times faster than today’s 4G LTE network. Along with network latency that is faster than the blink of an eye.

“We’re proud to work alongside innovative partners like Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies to deliver a smartphone that will fundamentally transform how people work and play,” said Justin Denison, Senior Vice President, Mobile Product Strategy and Marketing at Samsung Electronics America.

Samsung, which is set to launch world’s first foldable smartphone early 2019, has partnered with Verizon on its 5G Home offering since the beginning of 2018.

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Harmanveer Kaur
Harmanveer Kaur

Samsung launching 5G makes no impact on India, TelecomTalk 🙂
Tell us when Xiaomi launches it 😉

Priyansh
Priyansh

LoL right.

Akhilesh Kr Shukla
Akhilesh Kr Shukla

1st gen technologies usually have bugs within them
will wait till 5G+

Faraz
Faraz

I guess, again this 5G device won’t have voice support on 5G network like in LTE only phones launched before 5 September 2016.

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