Now in 2019 chances are very high that we Indians will be introduced to the fifth generation or 5G network technology. The technical specifications of the 5G are still not that clear but for mobile manufacturers, it means another challenge and an opportunity to rule the Indian markets. If you thought 4G is the fastest network, then 5G is going to be ultrafast. Tech experts expect that with the fifth generation of the network technology we will have a lot lower latency to networks which means playing online games, accessing the Internet and downloading stuff will be extremely faster. To give you an idea the 5G network is touted to be a hundred times faster than the 4G.
This insane speed of Internet will need devices that can support up to 10 Gbps of 5G Internet connectivity. Throughout 2018 we have heard mobile companies talking about smartphone OEMs and the plans to launch 5G devices in India. Let’s take a look at which 5G ready smartphones can be introduced in 2019 in India.
It is no surprise that Huawei is at the top of the list of brands to introduce 5G smartphones in India in 2019. The brand has been one of the biggest proponents of the 5G technology working on the development of network chips and equipment to support the ultrafast technology.
Word on the street is that Huawei is working on its first 5G smartphone with hundreds of dedicated engineer and is planning to make it public in the first half of 2019. If rumours to be believed, the first 5G smartphone from the brand can be Huawei Mate 30. To make its device a success in the Indian market Huawei is already conducting 5G trials in India in partnership with Airtel. During the trial, the Airtel’s Network Experience Centre in Manesar (Gurugram) was able to achieve a user throughput of 3Gbps. Furthermore, the company is also expected to introduce a 5G hotspot device in Q2 2019.
OnePlus has rapidly become one of the most popular mobile phone brands in India. A recent Counterpoint Research survey found that OnePlus has replaced Samsung and Apple to become the most popular premium smartphone brand in the country. In 2019 the Chinese brand is gearing up to launch their 5G-ready devices. The very first device from the brand to become 5G ready is expected to be OnePlus 7.
According to one of the spokesperson, OnePlus will start launching 5G devices in the first half of 2019. This could mean that at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona this year can expect a new line of 5G devices. For customers, it means they have to shell out more money as OnePlus is seen marking up the prices of their phones higher. With 5G capability, OnePlus devices will definitely cost more.
You never expect a brand to take over the Indian smartphone market as Xiaomi did. No wonder the brand is all geared up to introduce their first smartphone supporting 5G networks in India.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is confirmed by the Chinese manufacturer to bring 5G support for the Indian smartphone users. The new device will be powered by the next generation QUALCOMM snapdragon 855 chipset and will have 10 GB RAM.
Xiaomi President Lei Jun also shared the images of the rumoured 5G Mi Mix 3 on Weibo. The device is expected to pick the Indian markets in Q3 2019.
Another Chinese smartphone brand Vivo is next in line to introduce 5G smartphones in India in 2019. Recently we saw the Vivo Nex S smartphone fitted with the QUALCOMM X50 modem. It is a clear indication that the company is working on 5G devices. Also in an announcement Vivo told that the first phase of 5G device development protocol is complete and the company is working on an actual 5G phone that is expected to be commercially released in 2019.
Vivo is already working with QUALCOMM to roll out 5G devices in China as the country is expected to be very fast in the world to cats 5G smartphones. As per the company’s strategy, we can expect the 5G smartphones to trickle down to the Indian markets.
If you follow mobile news that you must remember QUALCOMM announced its partnership with 18 OEMs to launch the 5G ready smartphone in 2019. The HMD Global is one of those OEMs and the next generation of devices from Nokia is expected to support 5G running on the Qualcomm’s X50 5Gmodem.
There is still no evidence or speculation which Nokia device will be first to introduce 5G support but what we do know for sure is that Nokia is testing the 5G technology internally.
For many reasons, Samsung is the most technologically advanced consumer electronics brand in the world. It is no wonder that the company is in the race to deliver 5G devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is one of the most hyped and talked about devices to be introduced in 2019. It is expected that there will be a 5G variant of the device made available this year. The company has already introduced its new Exynos Modem 5100, according to a statement is the “industry’s first 5G modem that is fully compatible with 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 15.”
On the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy S series, Samsung is expected to introduce four new smart devices, three of which will be launched during February and March while the fourth one, a 5G device can be launched later during this year.
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