Verizon, Samsung to release 5G smartphone in 1H19

4 Dec 2018

Verizon Wireless and Samsung Electronics America have announced plans to bring one of the first commercial 5G smartphones to market in the first half of 2019. In preparation, the companies will unveil a proof of concept, powered by the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements, at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui this week.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, last month Verizon Wireless – in partnership with Motorola, Samsung and Qualcomm Technologies – announced that it had completed what it claimed was the ‘world’s first 5G data transmission on a smartphone on a commercial 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) network’. Verizon expects to launch mobile 5G services in early-2019.

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