Industry players have started unveiling their own products as the world expects fifth generation or 5G technology to mature by 2020.
List of 5G smartphones
We made a list about the 5G-ready smartphones which have just been introduced to the technology space as well as those we expect to be released soon.
Starting off with China-based ZTE’s new Axon 10 Pro 5G revealed during the Mobile World Congress MWC 2020 in Spain last month.
List of 5G-ready smartphones to watch out for this 2020
ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G
1. ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G– The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform SDX50M. It offers 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage. Its battery capacity is 4,000mAh.
It sports a 6.47-inch AMOLED Droplet, FHD+ (2340 x 1080) resolution.
In terms of the device’s cameras, its rear cameras are composed of 48MP, f/1.8 + 20MP, 125-degree wide angle, and 8MP telephoto camera. For its selfie shooter, it is equipped with 20MP. It runs with Android Pie out of the box.
The device is expected to be in China and Europe markets within the year.
Huawei Mate X
2. Huawei Mate X– The smartphone was also introduced at the MWC 2020, and bagged GSMA’s “Best Connected Mobile Device of Mobile World Congress 2020”.
Huawei Mate X, claimed to be the industry’s fastest 5G foldable phone yet, flaunts a high strength flexible OLED panel, the Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge, and 7nm multi-mode modem chipset Balong 5000. It offers 4500mAh battery capacity with 55W Huawei SuperCharge. Huawei said it would be available by middle of this year, with a price tag of EUR 2,299 or around PHP 135K.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
3. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G– Recently launched in the United States, Samsung claimed the device can offer up to 20 times faster than 4G with minimal latency. It will boast a huge 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a 4,500mAh battery. It also has a 256GB storage and 8GB of RAM. It will also come with four cameras at the back. The Korean company has yet to announce its availability and pricing.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
4. Samsung Galaxy Fold – Galaxy Fold offers 4.6-inch infinity flex display which can fold into a 7.3-inch tablet for better multimedia experience. It is powered by an unnamed 7nm processor, 12GB RAM, 512GB ROM, and universal flash storage 3.0, providing two times faster than other phone storage. It also comes with two batteries to power the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s two sides. It flaunts six cameras: three rear cameras, two on the inside, and one on the front. The device supports long term evolution (LTE) technology and fifth generation (5G) version. Consumers can purchase this starting with a price tag of USD 1,980 (around PHP 103K). Samsung said the Galaxy Fold will start to hit the market on April 26.
Xiaomi MIX 3 5G
5. Xiaomi MIX 3 5G– It was made known during the MWC 2020, flaunting 6.39-inch Curved Super AMOLED screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 403 ppi. Inside it has 2.84GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 855 AIE octa-core processor and Adreno 640. It has 3,800mAh battery capacity.
The device will sport a dual camera at the back composed of 12MP f/1.8 Sony IMX363 sensor + 12MP f/2.4 Samsung S5K3M3 sensor w/ Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, AF, AI, and LED flash. Its selfie camera, meanwhile, has 24MP Sony IMX576 sensor + 2MP OV02A10 DOF sensor w/ AI and Super Pixel.
It is priced at EUR 599 or around PHP 35K. No official words yet on its availability in the country.
Other upcoming 5G devices
While we were able to have a sneak peek of these great phones, other smartphone manufacturers are also gearing up to compete against them.
Lenovo is now working on its upcoming Z6 Pro, which it promised to have a new “HyperVision” camera capable of recording “Hyper Videos.” Lenovo also confirmed that it will launch a 5G version of the Z5 Pro GT.
OPPO, meanwhile, targets to launch a 5G smartphone with cloud gaming capability. Vivo also showcased a 5G variant of the NEX S last year.
HTC also hinted it would introduce a 5G-ready smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor and its X50 5G modem.
We may only have to wait for a few more months before these smartphones hit the market. We just hope that by that time, the country’s 5G network is also in place. Are you guys excited?
Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education). View more posts