5G Smartphones to Watchout in 2020
The Race for 5G Market Shares is Going Full Swing
Remember when 5G was just a conversation? Back when we were too occupied with the benefits of 4G LTE that 5G just seemed like a fairy tale? Well, those days are long gone. 5G began rolling out last year in cities across the globe, and a handful of smartphone manufacturers raced to the finish line with 5G gadgets - some hits, some flops.
But last year was just a tease. This year, just about every major phone brand has entered or is about to enter the 5G device race. In a matter of weeks, consumers will be faced with a market that’s flooded with 5G smartphones that make your current LTE handset seem like a rotary phone.
Whether you’re an early adopter or you want to hold off on a new device for a while, you’ll find something interesting to watch out for in the 5G smartphones market. Phone companies will continue to put forward new 5G offers that are just too attractive to ignore - both in hardware and phone plans.
In this article, we’ll give you a head start, highlighting the four most notable entrants into the 5G phone market that you should definitely watch out for.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
Samsung is usually one of the more aggressive first movers in the tech industry, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the tech giant was one of the first to step into the 5G smartphone market. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G was released last September as part of the company’s latest flagship line. It’s superior to the Galaxy S10 released earlier in the year (February), not only due to its 5G capabilities, but its larger screen size as well as sharper camera.
Galaxy S10 5G sports a 6.7-inch QHD AMOLED display, the latest Snapdragon processor, 8GB RAM, an incredible 512GB of built-in storage, and a staggering 4,500mAh battery. It also supports reversible charging like the 4G S10.
As for the 5G phones available in the market right now, this Galaxy is king! However, these features come at a premium price, but they are more than capable of paying back a buyer in spades.
Huawei Mate X 5G
Huawei got a ton of bad press over the past couple of years. They got locked out from countries like Australia and the United States, and their CEO actually got arrested in Canada. But none of the drama on the world stage slowed the Chinese tech giants, as they came out all guns blazing with the Huawei Mate X 5G.
The phone is 5G capable and also comes with the latest wow factor that is foldable screens. It packs a highly impressive mix of state-of-the-art features, from its gorgeous design to its top-draw Kirin 980 processor, the Balong 5000 multi-mode 5G chipset, crème-of-the-crop camera systems, and a monstrous 4,500mAh battery.
Users will enjoy superfast processing speeds that allow for seamless multitasking, ultrafast upload and download speeds, and ergonomic handling thanks to the side grips in the phone’s body design.
LG V50 ThinQ
As if the Huawei Mate X 5G’s foldable screen wasn’t jaw-dropping enough, the LG V50 ThinQ throws a design curve ball of their own. The V50 ThinQ ticks has a Dual Screen design that’s nearly magical, allowing you to turn your phone to a foldable device by simply attaching a secondary display. And, of course, it’s also a 5G phone.
In the functionality department, the phone operates with a Snapdragon 855 processor. It also serves up state-of-the-art graphics with its 6.4-inch QHD + OLED display, as well as a triple-lens camera system mounted on the rear.
OnePlus 7 Pro 5G
The first 5G-powered model of OnePlus has finally been released, and as its name implies, it’s more of the 5G-powered version of the flagship OnePlus 7 Pro. Unlike the other tech companies who offer a whole lot more in the 5G-powered model of their flagship products, OnePlus has decided to keep things simple as they enter into the 5G market.
The only difference between the 5G and 4G model of the 7 Pro is just the 5G capability of the former. They both sport the same body design, 6.67-inch display that also supports HDr10 and HDR10+ images, a triple-rear camera system, and a fingerprint scanner etched beneath the AMOLED screen. They both also operate with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, an 8GB RAM, and 256GB, and a galant 4,000mAh battery.
Despite there not being much of a difference between the 7 Pro and 7Pro 5G, we just had to mention this smartphone. 5G connectivity in itself is a major upgrade, and literally all smartphone manufacturers are making this a priority this 2020.
These 5G phones are just the tip of the iceberg; they bring you the best of what the mobile world currently has to offer. Expect a ton more to come. They might come with a hefty price, but they’ll be worth it in the long run. They’ll provide users with incredible processing power and fast surfing speeds that will enable them to tap into emerging technologies such as IoT, augmented reality, virtual reality, and a host of others.
And as we get deeper and deeper into the year, expect a flood of 5G phones for every budget, so look out for upcoming wallet-friendly phones if you don’t want to dig too deep in your pockets to join the 5G ride.