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Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 - 15:41
5G Is Finally Here
After what feels like a very long wait, 5G has finally launched in the UK with network provider EE the first to go live with the service.
5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, with faster speeds and more reliable connections on mobile devices. 5G phones will be offering connections that are impressively faster than current connections, with average download speeds of around 1GBps expected to soon be the regular speed for streaming online. 5G will be working alongside existing 3G and 4G technology to provide speedier connections that stay online no matter where you are.
Benefits of 5G Mobile Phones
One of the biggest long-term benefits of 5G will be the ability for mobile networks to provide more sustainable connections at once. There is much speculation that 5G will be able to simultaneously support more than a million devices per square km, a huge jump over the estimated 60,000 devices that 4G technology is limited to. However, it is rumoured that antennas will be needed to be installed in various locations, in addition to the rooftop ones we are used to.
5G Network Compatibility
One of the first mobile phones that will offer compatibility with 5G network is the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, launch date - June 7th, 2019. This device is one of the first 5G phones in the world, promising faster download speeds and more reliable connectivity than 4G LTE. There’s plenty of power squeezed inside the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, with a high-end octa-core processor joined by 8GB of RAM to keep Android 9 Pie running smoothly. The S10 5G has the same processor and camera as the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, but adds depth-sensing, time-of-flight sensors on the front and back which uses the speed of light to measure distance. The Galaxy S10 5G is surprisingly compact for the amount of screen size you’ll enjoy with its 6.7-inch display, thanks to the further improved Samsung ‘infinity’ display.
The Future of 5G Mobile Devices
While 4G made it possible to start controlling internet-connected devices while roaming day-to-day, 5G should enable a multitude device to device communication, allowing decisions to be made for people rather than being made manually by them.
With the release of 5G and compatible devices, we will be looking to have the S10 5G and other 5G phones for sale available on our website shortly after their releases.