5G will become the lead network technology in the US by 2025, claims most of the technology market research companies. This fifth-generation technology standard for cellular networks, has made its way in the US mobile industry, and the sale of 5G enabled smartphones has picked the momentum.
With all major telecom operators making big promises of transforming the wider US technology, media and telecoms (TMT) industry, and working day and night to grab the bigger pie of the market share, IM Wireless explains what consumers are to get by switching to a 5G enabled smartphone.
Higher Download Speeds
5G has a greater bandwidth. 5G could theoretically achieve speeds of 20GB per second, though practically it comes to around 10 GB per second with many 5G phones in the market. 5G also has a lower latency as well. 5G brings latency below 10 milliseconds, which was 20-30 milliseconds with 4G connection. Thus, with a 5G smartphone, experience higher, uninterrupted download speeds. To enjoy the right experience, it’s important to buy phones that support 5 G.
Better Digital experience
The lower latency fastens the refresh rate of digital content. How does this network quality contribute to your experience? It means lower buffering time and consistent streaming of videos, faster and uninterrupted collaboration and communication, and faster downloads as well. The refresh rate for phones is also dependent upon the hardware specification of the phones. Phones with A14 Bionic (Apple) and Snapdragon 865 Plus (Qualcomm) chipset has a higher refresh rate than many of the processors available with Samsung and MediaTek. In one of our previous blog posts, we have discussed What To Think About When Buying a New Smartphone in details, which gives an insight on buying the right phone model paying a less price.
Enhanced Online Gaming
If you love games, 5G technology is all set to take your gaming experience to a new level that you wouldn’t have thought. Lower latency and faster download and upload speed enhance your gaming experience. 5G is more reliable when it comes to playing with online or streaming games rather than one you play after downloading on your device. Processor, RAM, screen display and battery life – also contribute a lot, but streaming games demands less hardware resources because the processing of the games happens at the server of the game provider. It means even if you own a less-expensive 5 G phone you can compete well with rivals having more expensive ones.
Availability of Best Phone Choices
Apple is expected to launch its flagship 5 G phone, i.e. iPhone 12 by fall 2020, but many major phone makers have entered with their next-generation Android handsets. OnePlus Nord, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Edge Plus, Sony Xperia 1, Xiaomi Mi 10, Oppo Find X2 Pro, so on and so forth. This list of 5G phones featuring alluring ultra-resolution camera, extended battery life or mAh, bigger screen size, more storage, and so on is growing every week and month. Snapdragon 865 chipset is common across most of the 5 G models from Galaxy to OnePlus to Oppo Find X2 Pro to Moto Edge Plus. All flagship 5G handsets have RAM above 8 GB. The combination of high-end CPU and RAM ensures a great refresh rate and performance. With the release of new models at a great price tag, easy no-cost EMI offer, referral program, etc. every phone maker is vying to get the bigger pie of the 5 G phone market share. Some to the like of Samsung are making it further affordable with their exchange offer, where buyers can trade-in their existing phone device for a new 5 G phone. Apple usually launches its product by September, but this year they are delaying a bit. It’s still developing 5G version of the phones to ensure signals are compatible to devices.
Growing 5 G Network in the US and Beyond
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and all other major telecom operators in the USA have started their 5 G wireless services. All major US cities including Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Boise, Boston, New York, and Tampa have 5 G cellular network connectivity. Not just the US, but also Australia, Canada, San Marino, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and developing countries like India have either witnessed or soon to witness the shift from 4 G to 5 G. Telecom regulators are also easing their norms to help the carrier community to spread their wireless network and offer affordable limited or unlimited plans.