5G consumer awareness is raising, US 5G device market is expected to grow

As 5G coverage in the United States gets better and better, more people are inclined to seek an upgrade with a 5G-capable smartphone this year. Although the 5G smartphone demand for the first half of 2019 was just 1% of the market, now, according to a research by NPD Group’s Mobile Phone Tracking Service, the demand is starting to rise.

14 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  1 comment
AT&T shows off its LG V60 ThinQ 5G before launch

The LG V60 ThinQ 5G will be soon released by AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. The phone's price will likely hover around $900.

yesterday, 9:39 PM by Florin Troaca,  4 comments
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Verizon heavily outspent AT&T and T-Mobile in massive 5G auction

Even though T-Mobile was widely expected to top the spender chart in the FCC's largest 5G auction yet, Verizon actually finished in first place, followed by AT&T in second.

yesterday, 1:48 PM by Adrian Diaconescu,  7 comments
Apple supplier to start producing more powerful chips for future 5G phones

The world's largest foundry, TSMC, has already fully booked all of its 5nm production for this year. These more powerful chips consume less energy and are perfect for the new 5G era.

yesterday, 12:45 PM by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
EE's 5G network is now live in 21 more towns and cities across the UK

EE's 5G network has expanded to an additional 21 cities and towns across the UK. Coverage has also been improved in certain areas with high footfall including London Bridge.

yesterday, 10:48 AM by Joshua Swingle,  0 comments
Samsung gears up its 5nm chip production for 5G smartphones

Many of us may not know, but Samsung, one of the world leaders in the smartphone industry, is also an authoritative semiconductor company, fabricating chips. Now, it is ambitiously pursuing the success of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on the chip engineering arena.

yesterday, 7:10 AM by Iskra Petrova,  1 comment
U.S. extends temporary license allowing some American firms to sell to Huawei

The Trump administration is extending a temporary general license that will allow some U.S. firms to do business with Huawei to May 15th. The U.S. has issued several extensions following the ban that prevents Huawei from accessing its U.S. supply chain.

3 days ago, 6:15 PM by Alan Friedman,  1 comment

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Motorola's new flagship could have something in common with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

Motorola's hot looking new flagship Android phone, the Edge+ 5G, might feature a 108MP rear camera according to the latest rumor. The sensor will come from Samsung.

3 days ago, 1:33 PM by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
Apple supply chain companies regain their confidence for 2020 5G iPhones’ production

Recently, concerns over possible delays in the announcement and release of upcoming iPhones have been haunting us all. However, a Digitimes post is here to inform us that some Apple suppliers are experiencing growth in revenue and are regaining their confidence for a promising 2020.

3 days ago, 8:33 AM by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
featured The OnePlus 8 series will have 5G but be more expensive, CEO confirms

The entire OnePlus 8 series will support 5G networks, CEO Pete Lau has confirmed. But as a direct result of the decision, a price hike has also been announced.

3 days ago, 5:25 AM by Joshua Swingle,  10 comments
featured Here's how Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T's 5G networks compare in five major cities

The best way to describe the current state of US 5G networks is probably messy, at least based on recent RootMetrics tests pitting Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T against one another in five big cities.

3 days ago, 4:27 AM by Adrian Diaconescu,  5 comments
Revolt in England over the use of Huawei's 5G gear is narrowly defeated

An uprising in parliament caused by some rogue Conservatives who don't want Huawei's networking equipment used in Britain's 5G network was narrowly defeated in a vote.

4 days ago, 7:08 PM by Alan Friedman,  33 comments
Here's why Verizon skips the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G release

Can you guess why Verizon passed on the Galaxy S20 5G at launch? It's the cost per gigabyte on its 5G mmWave network, hints analyst.

4 days ago, 8:28 AM by Daniel Petrov,  0 comments
Bank of America: Coronavirus disruptions to delay the 5G Apple iPhone 12, iPhone 9

With the coronavirus being on the verge of becoming a global pandemic, the mobile industry is yet another minor link in the chain of disruption that will likely ravage 2020. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 9 will likely face some significant delays due to supply chain disruptions.

4 days ago, 5:22 AM by Peter Kostadinov,  3 comments
Snapdragon 865 Plus will power the 5G-ready ASUS ROG Phone III, coming Q3 2020

According to some recent rumors, ASUS is set to release the third generation of its gaming-oriented ROG Phone lineup sometime in Q3 2020. This could fall in line with the release of last year's ROG Phone II, which took place during the intense summer heat of July, but supply concern with 2020's coronavirus potential pandemic could certainly push back the announcement and release of the ROG Phone III. Yet, no matter when, it's definitely happening.

4 days ago, 2:58 AM by Peter Kostadinov,  1 comment
Analysts see T-Mobile as the 5G speed leader in the U.S. after the merger closes

Even though T-Mobile's nationwide 5G service is currently delivering pretty slow download data speeds, several analysts say that the carrier is in a good position to have the fastest 5G network after the merger with Sprint closes.

Mar 09, 2020, 8:45 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
DEAL Expires in - 2w 3d Vodafone has slashed the price of its fastest unlimited 5G data plan

Vodafone UK has slashed the price of its fastest unlimited 5G data plan by 50% for the first six months. It means customers only pay £15 per month initially, generating savings of £90 in total.

Mar 09, 2020, 9:48 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  0 comments
Android 10 starts rolling out to the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, but the US must wait

The official Android 10 update for the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is underway in a number of markets, but that doesn't yet include the US, where the phone is exclusively available on Sprint.

Mar 09, 2020, 9:24 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
DEAL Sprint's LG V50 ThinQ 5G is on sale at $0 right now... with a catch

The powerful LG V50 ThinQ 5G can be had for $0 upfront and $0 a month from Sprint with an 18-month Flex Lease plan.

Mar 09, 2020, 8:15 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Samsung's new television ad promotes its 5G Galaxy phones

Samsung has released a commercial that focuses on the current and future capabilities of its 5G phones. Samsung has just released its latest flagship models, the Galaxy S20 line.

Mar 07, 2020, 7:43 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
Here's how you can enter to win a Samsung Galaxy S20 5G from T-Mobile

Starting this Tuesday, you can enter T-Mobile's latest sweepstakes and try to win one of five Samsung Galaxy S20 5G handsets being given away by the carrier. You must be a U.S. resident in order to enter.

Mar 06, 2020, 10:05 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Analyst says 5G Apple iPhone models face a delayed launch

While many analysts expect the entry-level iPhone 9/iPhone SE2 to be delayed because of the coronavirus, at least one analyst now sees Apple's 5G 2020 iPhone models experiencing the same fate.

Mar 06, 2020, 4:24 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Samsung wins the gold medal in the 5G smartphone race in 2019

As stated by a report by Counterpoint, Samsung claimed 74% of the 5G smartphone sales in the States last year. Although the demand for 5G-capable smartphones was lower than anticipated and represented 1% of total smartphone sales for 2019, Samsung was still able to win the gold in this area.

Mar 06, 2020, 9:37 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  5 comments
Huawei will speak to the Australian public in order to redeem itself for the 5G network construction

As the raging conflict between Huawei and the US government continues, The Wall Street Journal is bringing our attention to yet another battlefield - the land of one of the US’ allies, Australia.

Mar 06, 2020, 8:41 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  14 comments
featured Samsung Galaxy S20 release deals and 5G plan prices on Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T

Wht's the deal on those Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra? Check out the prices and 5G plans they go for at Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T or Sprint.

Mar 06, 2020, 8:38 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  15 comments
Infineon plans for 3D: collaboration with Qualcomm and video bokeh for 5G smartphones

Infineon, a German-based chip manufacturer, is going to collaborate with Qualcomm in order to develop a new 3D authentication design. The company states in a press release from yesterday that the new 3D sensor design will be based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 mobile platform.

Mar 06, 2020, 8:10 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
featured Oppo announces Find X2 Pro: 120Hz display, 10x hybrid zoom, 5G, much more

The Oppo Find X2 and Find X2 Pro are official. The smartphones feature 120Hz AMOLED displays alongside the Snapdragon 865, 12GB of RAM, and 5G network support. The Find X2 Pro also supports 10x hybrid zoom.

Mar 06, 2020, 4:25 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  17 comments
U.S. lawmakers threaten Britain unless it reverses its stance on using Huawei 5G equipment

The U.S. is pressuring Britain to reverse its decision to allow Huawei networking equipment to be used in the country's 5G networks. A proposal by four GOP Senators could result in U.S. scrutiny of Britain's foreign investments.

Mar 05, 2020, 6:45 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  9 comments
The first Nokia 5G smartphone will star in the next Bond movie

No Time To Die, initially scheduled to premiere in April, will feature HMD Global's first-ever Nokia 5G smartphone.

Mar 05, 2020, 1:05 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  4 comments
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