Samsung Joins Verizon to Release first 5G Smartphone in Early 2019

Sources reported that Samsung and Verizon announced that they have planned to jointly launch 5G Smartphone in the first half of 2019. Although the specific details are not out, the clear goal of both parties is to launch a smartphone that can take advantage of 5G network enhancements as soon as possible. Such an initiative has obvious benefits for both companies, which explains why the two companies will cooperate on this project.

At present, Samsung and Verizon have joined forces to make great progress in providing 5G business services to consumers in multiple cities. As the 5G network becomes the next big event, every operator is eager to improve the reputation of its service quality, and they hope that this will turn the way for consumer experience upgrades.

Earlier in October, Verizon launched the world’s first 5G commercial service. But at the time, Verizon’s 5G service was aimed at home Internet users, not mobile users. Early next year, Verizon will launch 5G mobile services. Samsung has worked on the development of Verizon’s commercial 5G service as a semiconductor chip maker and device manufacturer.

Verizon plans to start the Verizon 5G mobility service using 5G Ultra Wideband from a part of the US in early 2019 and expand the scope of its offering in the beginning.

Earlier in the day, Bloomberg quoted people familiar with the matter as saying that Apple will wait until at least 2020 to launch an iPhone that supports the 5G standard. This may mean that competitors such as Samsung will have the opportunity to win more users from Apple.

It is reported that at the ‘Qualcomm Xiaolong Technology Summit’, Samsung will showcase a proof-of-concept 5G Smartphone and will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 modem. In addition, Samsung is also developing its own 5G modem Exynos 5100, which will probably be used in the international 5G version of the Galaxy S10 based on the Exynos processor.

The partnership with Samsung is the second 5G phone that has already deployed 5G networks for Verizon. Earlier in August 2018, Motorola said that it will launch a ‘5G module’ in early 2019, which is attached to the back of the Moto Z3. The module allows the machine to support 5G networks.

Technology companies are committed to changing people’s lives with ultra-fast wireless mobile networks. 5G is the fifth generation mobile communication technology based on the IMT-2020 standard. The speed of access to the Internet in the 5G network is predicted at around 10 Gbit/s.

At the moment in the world, there are four generations of mobile communications. It is believed that the fifth generation of mobile communications will appear by 2020. If we look into the past, one can see that each new generation of mobile communication appeared about 10 years after the previous one: the first generation appeared in the early 80s, the second in the early 90s, the third in the early 00s, the fourth in the 2009 year and conclusion is that the first 5G networks will appear around 2020.

Currently, programs are underway to develop the basic outlines of the fifth generation standard. That is why the exact definition of 5G is not yet possible, one can only predict what the networks will be after 2020.

Samsung Electronics Company Limited is the Korean manufacturer and distributor of electronic products. Samsung operates through three business segments that include consumer electronics, device solutions and information technology & mobile communications (IM).  Samsung distributes its products within domestic and overseas markets.

Verizon Communications Inc. is a holding company that operates through wireless and wireline segments. The company offers entertainment, communications and information products and services to governmental agencies, customers and business worldwide. Verizon Communications is based in the US.

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