At the Samsung’s Unpacked event on February 20, we witnessed the advent of a custom 5G-compatible Galaxy S10 edition in addition to the conventional LTE variant of the smartphone. Here, remember that 5G is the next-gen wireless network connectivity standards that could enable downloading of HD movies in a matter of a few minutes. Also, multiple wireless carriers in the United States of America (USA) have already begun piloting 5G connectivity in various cities.
Now, the 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 edition would be available for purchase in select countries soon, and the smartphone would not be restricted to being yet another prototype. T this instant, with a live 5G smartphone already being showcased by Samsung - belonging to the Galaxy S family of premium handsets, the development could give rise to a whole new dimension focussed exclusively on 5G compatibility.
With the next big consumer technology event being the Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC) that is slated to begin from February 25, there could be a flurry of competitor handsets from various brands showcased at the MWC 2019 in a bid to win over preferences of buyers. Hence, those recent rumour mills which hinted at multiple 5G smartphones coming to the fore at the MWC 2019 could potentially turn out to be true - at least in partial to invoke competition with the 5G compatible Samsung Galaxy S10.
Thereby, increased 5g focus could also be a key parameter at the MWC 2019 that could witness more and more 5G phones from the likes of LG, and even OnePlus; and the USP here could be the fact that these handsets could be actual devices rather than being confined to concepts/prototypes. This could potentially lead to 5G taking center stage at the flagship consumer technology event that is scheduled in Barcelona.
For the uninitiated, the MWC 2019 already has an exclusive 5G Summit presented by Chinese smartphone brand ZTE, called the Embracing 5G Era. Speakers here include the likes of Ir. Dino Flore - Vice President of Technology at Qualcomm and Daniel C Rodriguez - Vice President at Intel among other speakers. You could click here for the full agenda.