Samsung Electronics and Verizon, the largest mobile carrier in the U.S., will launch a 5G smartphone in the U.S. in the first half of next year, the two company has announced.
According to U.S. IT media reports, Samsung Electronics and Verizon will take the wraps off a 5G concept device at Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii on Dec. 3 (local time).
The 5G smartphone is said to be loaded with Qualcomm's mobile processor, the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem, and a Qualcomm antenna module, both of which have not been released yet. It is not yet known what model will implement next-generation 5G mobile communication services. Samsung unveiled its next generation foldable smartphone at a developer conference held earlier. In the beginning of next year, the Korean smartphone giant will launch the next smartphone model Galaxy S10.
In October, Samsung Electronics built 5G home broadband systems with Verizon in Sacramento, California, and Houston, Texas. Verizon launched the world's first commercial 5G home broadband service. Their plan to launch the 5G smartphone is garnering much attention because it came out following the launch of the world’s first commercial 5G services in Korea.
5G boasts a transmission speed of 20Gbps, which is up to 20 times that of LTE. Its transferrable data is 100 times as much as LTE’s. Its latency is 1ms (0.001 sec), one 100th of LTE. Therefore, 5G is evaluated as dream mobile communication technology.