Well, what might have sounded like marketing jargon a few months ago is now slowly and steadily, gradually coming closer to reality. 5G is almost here. As telecom giants work hard to roll out 5G connectivity, phone and chipmakers have partnered with the action and the show MWC 2019 seems to be the ultimate answer to this nagging question in our mind. Will we see 5G phones this year? Oh yes!
Most of the big phone makers have prepared MWC with at least one 5G capable smartphone to show everyone what it is all about. So here’s the full list of 5G smartphones showcased at MWC 2019:
5G smartphones at MWC 2019
Mi Mix 3 5G
Xiaomi has ad the highly anticipated 5G variant of its flagship smartphone Mi Mix 3 in the company’s very first appearance in the MWC group. It’s the same slide-out keypad phone that launched in China last year, but with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset with the X50 modem. It is offered from 599 euros. Sales will begin in May later this year.
Huawei mate x
Huawei brought its magnificent competitor of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold to the table, saying it was the 5G pl phoneifastest able at world . Dubbed the Huawei Mate X, this foldable phone features a single 8-inch flexible display with a Falcon wing hinge mechanism and major components packed inside the thick sidebar. It is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 980 chipset, paired with the Balong 5000 modem to enable 5G connectivity.
The Huawei Mate X will be sold for 2,299 euros and go on sale in mid-2019.
LG V50 ThinQ
As you may all know, LG needs a big push to improve its position in the market, and getting on the 5G trendy train is one way to do that. The LG V50 ThinQ debuted at MWC 2019 as a minor upgrade over its predecessor, the V40, but with 5G capabilities in tow.
The LG V50 ThinQ is powered by the Snapdragon 855 with integrated X50 modem, paired with the bright yellow 5G logo on the back to better represent its partnership with Sprint. It also houses a larger 4000mAh battery, a new cooling system, and a dual-screen folio case.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
The stunning looking Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup debuted just days before MWC 2019 and the Korean giant has confirmed that it has no fear of the young 5G trend. Samsung showed off a 5G variant of its latest flagship smartphone S10, with a new time-of-flight sensor added to the front and rear camera sets.
The Galaxy S10 5G seems more in line with the Note 9 in terms of design, with a spot on the MWC show for anyone looking to find out what the 5G phone is like and how it works.
ZTE Axon 10 5G
The Chinese brand ZTE, which has chosen MWC 2019 to present its first 5G smartphone, the ZTE Axon 10 5G, is now joining the group. I know it might seem a bit difficult to distinguish between the standard and 5G models, but hey, you can always look for a 5G logo stamped on the back.
The ZTE Axon 10 5G has a 6.47-inch Full HD + AMOLED display, with a teardrop notch. It is powered by the same configuration, the Snapdragon 855 chipset and the X50 modem, coupled with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It will go on sale in the first half of 2019.
Oppo 5G Smartphone
Oppo also graced the stage during its pre-MWC Innovation event with its first 5G smartphone, about which we don’t know anything yet. The Chinese giant only released its Snapdragon 855 and X50 5G modem backed up device on stage for a quick photo. We can expect to learn more about Oppo’s 5G smartphone in the coming months.
OnePlus 5G prototype
Well, let’s not forget the flagship killer here. OnePlus is also present at MWC 2019, but only at the Qualcomm 5G demo station, where the Chinese giant presents its 5G smartphone prototype . As shown in the picture above, the device is heavily protected by the protective white case, but people with eagle eyes have noticed that it could have 21: 9 screen .
Sony Xperia 5G
Finally, Sony has equipped the MWC 2019 show with an Xperia 5G smartphone prototype. This device is also powered by the Snapdragon 855 and X50 5G modem handsets and displays the same 21: 9 widescreen as on its smartphone flagship xperia 1 . This prototype 5G device is called “AG-1” internally and will not be marketed soon.
5G “The” MWC 2019 buzzword
As can be seen, almost all smartphone manufacturers brought a 5G smartphone to the show MWC 2019 to show they weren’t ducks and were ready to switch to next-gen connectivity. While 5G networks may still be limited, we now have devices in abundance or will have them available in a few months.
So, would you be interested in buying a 5G smartphone? Does the aggressive push for 5G sound like too much to you, given that it won’t hit the mass market for a few years? Let us know in the comments below.