Qualcomm will try.
Qualcomm announced at the consumer electronics show CESthat 2019 will be “the year of 5G”. Representatives of the company stated that during the year will be issued more than 30 devices, with support for fifth generation networks. Most of these devices will be smartphones.
According to representatives of Qualcomm, the company won almost all the contracts for the supply of 5G chips for devices, scheduled for launch in 2019. Their smartphones with 5G modems from Qualcomm are planning to release Chinese manufacturers Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, as well as South Korea’s Samsung. It is noteworthy that Samsung has 5G modem of its own design, but initially the company decided to use a solution from Qualcomm.
On the “feast of 5G” will almost surely be no Apple. According to numerous leaks, including from respected insiders, Apple released the first iPhone with support for 5G in the year of 2020. Sources claim that Apple does not intend to hurry, as commercial and public network 5G will be massively launched in the year of 2020.
Note that the first 5G network should appear in Russia in 2020. According to earlier plans of operators, the first networks of the fifth generation will appear in all the cities.