South Korean Electronic giant Samsung is partnering with Verizon to release the first ever smartphone capable of 5G during the first half of 2019.
The device will be able to tap into next-generation cellular technology. the two companies has not released anything concrete about this said device, including its specs, form factor, and other features. It is not even certain what it is going to be called, and more importantly, how much it is going to cost.
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Samsung and Verizon plan to show it off — or a concept device, at least, during the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit, happening on Dec. 4 to 6 in Hawaii. The phone is said to come equipped with a mobile processor from Qualcomm that has not been officially unveiled yet, in addition to the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and Qualcomm antenna modules.
The 5G smartphone will usher in a new era of mobile connectivity, allowing people to connect to data, experiences and other people in ways never thought possible,” says Brian Higgins, VP, wireless device and product marketing at The Big Red. “Together, Samsung and Verizon have made huge gains in bringing 5G commercial services to consumers in several cities. Now, we’re partnering to create a smartphone to put the power of 5G in the palm of your hand.”