Smartphones especially those with 5G installed took centre stage at the recently ended Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. 5G is eventually picking up and revolutionising the mobile market with many advancements and industry-leading innovations. The fifth generation wireless standards offer uploads, live streaming, downloads, etc., at unreal speeds, low latency and high bandwidth on your smartphones.
Well, there are many smartphone firms still pressing hard on the technology, however, a few giants are ready to roll their 5G-ready handsets that are spectacular in every way. Here they go!
LG V50 ThinQ 5G
The smartphone has got all features fantastic besides 5G. They include-
6.4-inch QHD OLED FullVision display
3120 x 1440 resolution
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, Snapdragon X50 modem
6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage
Triple rear camera – 12MP telephoto lens + 12MP standard sensor + 16MP super wide sensor
Dual front camera- 8MP RGB sensor + 5MP wide-angle sensor with 90-degree FOV
Price/Availability: No pricing details yet/ Available later this year
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
6.7-inch QHD+ screen with 19:9 aspect ratio and 502ppi density)
1440 x 3040 resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Android 9.0 Pie
Quad rear camera - 16MP ultra-wide camera + 12MP wide-angle camera with variable aperture + 12MP telephoto camera
Dual front camera – 10MP sensor + 3D depth sensor
8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage
In-display fingerprint sensor
Price/Availability: No price details/ Sales start in Q2 2019 on Verizon initially
Xioami Mi Mix 3 5G
Being almost three years in making, Xiaomi's Mi Mix 3 5G has got all extraordinary features that emanate faster performance under any high-end multitasking. The specifications of it include-
6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio
2340 x 1080 resolution
Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 on top
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with Snapdragon X50 5G modem
6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB Internal storage
dual rear camera - 12MP sensor (f/1.8 aperture) + 12MP secondary sensor (f/2.4 aperture)
Dual front camera - 24MP front camera + 2MP secondary sensor
The uniqueness of Snapdragon X50 5G modem is it offers 2Gbps+ peak download speed on a 5G network. Meaning, the smartphone can download a 15-minute 1080p (256MB) video in a second or 26 MP3 files (320Kbps) in a second.
Price/Availability: Starts at 599 EUR (roughly Rs.48,300)/sales starts May 2019 through Mi Stores, Mi.com, and select retail channels.
ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G
Besides packing all high-end gear, ZTE's latest 5G smartphone comes installed with a unique antenna that boosts signals on low-speed connections and reduces signal interference. Well, the company hasn't revealed much about the 5G smartphone expect a few details that it would be powered by Snapdragon 855 processor that is accompanied by Snapdragon X50 5G modem and AI Performance engine.
The smartphone also comes integrated with AI to enhance the performance of its AI triple camera, AI portrait lighting, AI user behaviour, AI motion capture, etc.
Further, ZTE adopts 'Smart SAR solution' that smartly reduce electromagnetic radiation emanated from the smartphone and 'adjustable antenna architecture solution' to offer the best RF signal by identifying user usage scenarios automatically.
There were a few titbits on the design as well. The smartphone comes with in-display fingerprint sensor and ultra-slim bezels with water-drop notch on the top. Also, the audio elements would be stunning and the Axon Vision graphics optimization capabilities emanate vibrant photos and videos.
Price/Availability: Price isn't disclosed/ Sales start initially in Europe and China in the first half of 2019.
Besides these, there were Huawei's Mate X and Oppo's unnamed 5G phone that features Snapdragon 855 processor coupled with Snapdragon X50 5G modem at the event.
(Image Courtesy: Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, ZTE)