The next generation of mobile internet, the 5G technology (abbreviation for “fifth generation”) is already underway, and brings with it exceptional speeds for loading and unloading data. But let's not fool ourselves: there is still a long way to go until the 5G network is as ubiquitous as the 4G. Actually, we are still taking our first steps towards a faster future. Still, more and more manufacturers are incorporating the new standard some of the 5G phones are already on sale.
What are these phones? What plans do the different mobile phone manufacturers have in this regard? Everything we have been able to know about it, we will tell you below.
There is virtually no doubt that Apple will work with 5G; The only question is when? At this time, rumors indicate that the Cupertino giant does not launch an iPhone 5G until 2020, so we do not expect 5G capabilities in the next iPhone XIS or whatever the name of Apple's new gadget adopts. Are you surprised? Well, you shouldn't. Apple usually takes time to adopt certain technologies: just remember how late it takes to adopt wireless charging and water resistance. This is not because Apple are lazy, much less. It is likely that Apple will only include the standard once it is sure that it works well and that it is not a problem. And being in a dominant position in the market, you can afford to wait.
Apple phones with 5G support (rumors)
There have been no rumors from Google about a 5G update for its Pixels models, but it is still soon. Although Google has officially launched Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL, it has not issued any announcements about 5G. However, interestingly, this new phone has Snapdragon 855, a chip suspected of supporting 5G connections.
HMD Global (Nokia)
Like other manufacturers, it is not known when Nokia phones will be compatible with 5G. However, Nokia has been very active in helping to create a 5G infrastructure, and in fact they are involved with the city of Tokyo to provide 5G networks in time for the 2020 Olympics. In July 2018, T-Mobile also announced that I was working with Nokia to help create a 5G network in the United States. You can also earn $ 3.50 for each 5G phone released, thanks to your work in the standard.
But the company does not stop there, as it is developing new devices that can reach more people who cannot pay a premium price for phones compatible with 5G super fast technology.
While it is likely that Honor is working closely with its sister company Huawei, that has not stopped its ambition to launch on its own a phone with 5G support. In fact, Honor has announced its intention to be the first phone company to launch a full 5G phone, which in principle intends to do this 2019. At this time, it is likely that any 5G phone is a flagship device. We will keep you updated as the news is published.
Possible Honor phones with 5G
- Nameless Honor Phone
Little has been known about HTC 5G plans, and the latest rumors say that we will see an HTC 5G smart phone in the second half of 2019 at the earliest. We have no idea what phone to be, although the HTC U13 will be the obvious choice. It was confirmed that HTC was one of the companies that worked with Qualcomm to provide 5G support for 2019 phones, and you can expect HTC to implement the technology well.
Although we have not yet seen a HTC 5G phone, s has launched a 5G hub that your phone can use to connect to a 5G network.
Huawei has not hidden its ambitions with respect to 5G, and spoke for the first time about a phone with 5G support in February 2018. At that time, 2019 was the planned date for the launch, and Huawei has fulfilled it with the launch of the amazing Huawei Mate X. As mentioned earlier, including the two most important trends of 2019 (5G and foldable phones) in a single device is a big blow for Huawei and, hopefully, give good dividends for the Chinese company.
Huawei phones with 5G support
LG joined Sprint to deliver the LG V50 ThinQ in early 2019, becoming one of the first 5G devices to reach the market. In fact, LG was so interested in entering the 5G trend that it released the V50 ThinQ much earlier than expected, presenting the phone on June 20.
LG phones with 5G support
Motorola / Lenovo
Motorola is in a unique position on this list because it has already launched a phone with 5G capabilities. The Moto Z3 uses the Motorola Moto Mod accessory to add 5G connection on the back of the phone, making it possible to access these networks. The 5G Moto Mod was not ready for its previous release, but it is finally available for Verizon, as it was launched to coincide with the launch of the Verizon 5G network.
Therefore, although Motorola technically already has a 5G phone, its modular nature means that most people do not consider it as the first commercially launched 5G phone.
That award is being saved for the company that launches a phone with built-in 5G support. But it means that Motorola has shown its support and interest in the 5G network and we can definitely expect to see even more 5G connectivity on Motorola's phones in 2019.
LG phones with 5G support
After some contradictory information, the existence of a OnePlus telephone enabled for 5G has been confirmed. Like many other manufacturers, the first OnePlus 5G phone is a specific variant of one of its flagships. In this case, it is a OnePlus 7 Pro equipped with a 5G modem.
Rumors that the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G will be more expensive have proved true, since the 5G phone costs 69 British pounds a month (about $ 87 dollars) for 30 GB of data and 50 pounds in advance (about $ 63 dollars) . It is a considerable amount of cash, even if the phone comes with 256 GB of storage space and 8 GB of RAM. At the moment, it is only available in the United Kingdom and Finland, and there are still no signs of it in the US. UU.
But rumors also say that there will be a “collaborative” OnePlus-Sprint 5G phone released sometime later. It is very likely that this phone is a version of the OnePlus 7T, so users in the US. UU. soon they will have even more 5G options.
OnePlus phones with 5G support
OnePlus phone expected with 5G support
Oppo called everyone's attention by stating that one of their phones was the first to access a 5G network. According to a claim made by Oppo's global vice president, Brian Shen, the connection was made on a pre-commercially available phone based on the Oppo R15 design, although we hear that Oppo may be withdrawing the R series, so it is unlikely that his 5G device be an Oppo R.
Oppo went to MWC 2019 to proclaim that it was working to add 5G to an Oppo Find X model. However, since then it has not been reported when to launch. But Oppo has not stopped working: Oppo Reno 5G was launched in the United Kingdom on June 7.
Oppo phones with 5G support
Oppo phones that may have 5G support
Samsung is the largest manufacturer of mobile devices in the world and it will be silly to think that they will not get on the 5G car. After saying that the S10 will not be Samsung's first 5G device in early 2019, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has introduced itself as Samsung's first 5G phone. It is an authentic beast of a device, with a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display and powerful specifications. Together with him, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G has just been introduced in New York, being Samsung's second 5G model. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is also expected to support 5G.
Samsung announced a new plan on its mid-range phones in 2018, and has underlined it with the introduction of a 5G version of the mid-range Galaxy A90. That said, we still don't know the price, so it could still be an expensive 5G phone, like the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G
Samsung phones with 5G support
Other Samsung phones with 5G support (Rumors)
- Some Samsung phone coming out at the end of 2019 with AT&T
Sony has arrived at MWC 2019 presenting three new Xperia phones, but little and nothing has been said about 5G. However, Sony is on the list of Qualcomm 5G partners, so we can still see something before the end of 2019.
The Chinese giant Xiaomi put his cards on the table before the majority, announcing that a model with 5G capacity of his Mi Mix 3 was on its way. Xiaomi arrived at MWC 2019 to present the phone, announcing in passing that it will be available in May for 599 euros. Is Xiaomi finally the first to market a 5G phone in the world? It is quite a possibility.
Xiaomi phones with 5G support
The news of the end of 2018 says that ZTE had to delay its first 5G phone until the end of 2019, so it was a surprise to see ZTE presenting its Axon 10 Pro 5G phone at the MWC 2019. It is a true flagship, with Snapdragon 855 and a lot of AI. The Axon 10 Pro 5G was launched in Europe and China in May 2019. The ZTE sub-brand, Nubia, also recently announced a 5G phone: The Nubia X. It is not known when to launch, but it is likely to be launched first in China .
ZTE phones confirmed with 5G support
- Axon 10 Pro 5G
- Nubia X 5G
* Article updated by Mara Teresa Lopes on November 8, 2019.