Mystical phone can not be the first 5G smartphone to hit the market. Unsure of other companies' plans, Verizon and Samsung secured by saying that it would be "one of the first". But Samsung is without doubt the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and the decision to launch a 5G smartphone means that the rest of the market will not go far behind. If smartphone companies will be competitive in the coming years, 5G will soon be a must-have.
Although 5G can not be much of a selling point now, Once upon a time it is pervasive. 5G promises much faster speeds than 4G. How much faster is up for debate (Verizon says "many times faster"), but laboratory tests have given speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G. However, when millions of people are on the network, there is a tendency to slow down a bit. The industry's estimates put 5G at around 10 times faster than 4G in real-time scenarios.
This is where 5G's ultra low latency technology really benefits. Today's network takes a split second to send and receive communication between the smartphone and the network. A split second is not much, but the phone can do dozens of requests every time you touch the screen. 5G gets the network communication time down to almost zero.
5G is exciting technology for smartphone owners, but it is potentially much more important for broadband customers and businesses.
5G's low latency can allow self-propelled cars to process all the information they need to make life or death decisions in a glance. And the health service believes that 5G can help drive the next generation of telemedicine and robotic operations.
Before all this can happen, however, wireless companies have tens of billions of dollars worth of infrastructure to upgrade.