Manufacturers of Android smartphones will not hesitate to 5G.
Last week it became knownthat Apple intends to equip the iPhone with the support of the 5G until at least 2020. The competitors of Apple’s more ambitious plans, which are now confirmed by the President of Qualcomm Cristiano Amon. According to him, every leading manufacturer of Android smartphones already agreed to supply 5G modems and plans to release at least one smartphone with support for 5G for 2019.
Amon said that exactly one year to the next winter holiday season, all the major manufacturers of Android smartphones will offer customers models with support for fifth generation networks. The smartphones will be released throughout the year. The first companies to release a model with support for 5G, will be China’s Huawei and Xiaomi. Then to catch up with him and other key market players including Samsung and LG.
Apple has no such plans. As revealed last week, the company did not see sense to release the iPhone 5G modem so early, due to the fact that in 2019 is not yet many publicly available 5G networks. The report’s sources noted that Apple may postpone the launch of the iPhone with support for 5G and 2021 — it all depends on the management decisions.
Analysts believe that Apple’s delay may be detrimental to iPhone sales. Support 5G will give smartphones a lot of new possibilities. If they will not be in the new iPhone, many consumers will prefer Android smartphones.