Samsung & Verizon To Launch 5G Phones In First Half Of 2019
New Delhi: Samsung and Verizon on Monday jointly announced that they will launch one of the first commercial 5G smartphones in the US in the first half of 2019. On the other hand, reports indicate arch-rival Apple will launch its first 5G smartphone in 2020.
Samsung’s mobile chief, DJ Koh had in August said that the Galaxy S10 will not be the first 5G smartphone from the company. The company had soon after also unveiled its first 5G modem, the Exynos Modem 5100.
“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.
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.
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.