The future is interesting, and 5-g is on its way, Samsung and Qualcomm showcased their 5G phone models, Qualcomm is hosting is snapdragon technology summit in Hawaii where it has gathered technology partners to brag on their 5G phone devices which they are planning to launch in 2019. Qualcomm invited companies like Samsung, Verizon &AT&T
Qualcomm President, Cristiano Amon showed off a 5G prototype device, on Tuesday which was capable of accessing “live” 5G networks running at the Grand Wailea Hotel, the location of the conference. It’s powered by Verizon and AT&T. The 350 journalists attending the event weren’t allowed to try to get their hands over the devices but got a chance to see them. The demo phones showed the power of the 5G devices.
5G “will lay the foundation for smartphones, later cars and virtually every electronic device that will be connected,” said Amon “That first step is getting to us in the first half of 2019.” He added.
What a 5G Phone Can Do?
5G the next generation mobile technology promises to increase the speed, coverage, and response to wireless commands. The internet connectivity can be 10 to 100 times faster than your current high-speed internet. From this you can imagine the unimaginable fast speed it will give to the handheld devices, this will be even quicker than the fiber op[tic cable connections in your homes.
It will altogether speed up how fast a device will connect to the network with speeds as quick as a millisecond to start your download or upload.
The overall speed gains mean that phones will be better equipped to handle complex tasks in a fraction of the time they currently take. This could make advanced photography skills, artificial intelligence actions and augmented reality apps reach the next level; today’s handsets would take far too long to process those tasks.
Hurdles in 5G Implementation
Changing to the 5G network comes with its own set of challenges. First, the telecoms need to ready their networks to handle 5G. This fifth-generation data pipeline uses a different part of the wireless spectrum than 4G. It relies on high-frequency millimeter wave (mmWave) to cater high speeds at short range and sub-6 GHz spectrum to deliver data more vastly, and into buildings.
As with 4G and 3G before it, carriers buy the rights to use spectrum at auctions put on by the FCC. That might mean that some carriers will have more spectrum than the other, and that can affect the overall network speed in different parts of the country.
Second, device makers need to make sure their handsets work smoothly with 5G. Phones have to use a special modem and dedicated processor chip that supports 5G. Smartphone brands like Samsung, Apple, and LG already test every single device on every major carrier they sell through. 5G certification is yet another lengthy, and expensive, process. But Amon and partner brands like Verizon on Tuesday said they’re confident about launching phones in early 2019.
More On 5G
- “We’re full speed ahead on 5G mobile service,” Nicki Palmer, chief network engineering officer and head of wireless networks of Verizon, said Tuesday at the Qualcomm curtain-raiser.
- “5G is so important than the entire industry is moving at the same pace for 2019 launches,” Amon said. “The fact that we have a mature mobile environment [means]… the development system is going to move faster than ever before.”