Tag: 5G

Mobile innovation: Things will get worse before they get better

After a couple of flat years, the mobile industry is abuzz, flush with innovation. 5G will arrive in 2019 to transform the way we consume data, while flexible, foldable smartphones will reshape the way we interact with technology — or so various manufacturers and industry pundits would have us believe. Our industry needs some optimism to relieve […]

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AT&T defends misleading “5G” network icons on 4G phones

Enlarge / A smartphone with AT&T’s “5G E” network indicator. reader comments 35 with 29 posters participating Share this story An AT&T executive defended the company’s rebranding of 4G phones as “5G E,” saying that the name change has helped AT&T “br[eak] our industry’s narrative” and get inside of its “competitors’ heads.” Speaking at CES […]

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Qualcomm to power more than 30 5G mobile devices in 2019, most being smartphones

Qualcomm Chipsets and RF Front End Power More than 30 Commercial 5G Mobile Devices Scheduled to Launch in 2019— Interoperability Tests and Pre-commercial Activities with Major Global Operators, Infrastructure Vendors and OEMs Show Ecosystem Readiness for Global 5G Commercialization Using the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with Snapdragon X50 5G Modem Family — JAN 7, […]

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Sprint promises Samsung 5G phone for Summer 2019, assuming it’s still here

Though Sprint’s merger with T-Mobile is expected to be approved this year, the timing remains ambiguous, leaving the fourth-place U.S. carrier to continue discussing its plans for independent 5G service and devices. This morning, the company officially announced that it will release a Samsung 5G smartphone in Summer 2019, enabling Sprint customers […]

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