This is the world’s first 5G smartphone, and you can’t buy it

While 4G LTE is new to many of the world’s mobile internet subscribers, quite a number of tech companies have been working on 5G technology for a while now. Those companies include: Nokia, Samsung, Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Intel, among others. 5G offer opportunities for 3D video/UHD video and rich media. 5G trials and tests have been ongoing in a handful of countries around the world. Ovum says that countries like South Korea, Japan, China, and the US are expected to have the first 5G networks in 2018.


How Fast Is 5G?

As an example, Samsung’s 5G trials have returned 1.2Gbps in a vehicle moving at 100 km per hour and 7.5Gbps in a stationary position. Let that sink in. With more optimization work being done, perhaps we will yet see much faster 5G speeds than these.

5G Mobile Networks

No mobile network anywhere in the world is 5G ready yet but test operations between network equipment manufacturers and network operators already exist. Intel plans to make its 5G mobile trial platform available for the 5G network being deployed by Korea Telecom (KT) for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games, so expect a 5G network up and running in Korea next year.

Qualcomm released the first 5G modem, the Snapdragon X50, in 2016. We are guessing that is what powers the world’s first 5G smartphone that was showed to the world by Qualcomm’s Marketing lead for LTE and 5G NR modems, Sherif Hanna. Have a look:


The World’s First 5G Smartphone

first 5g smartphone

Of course, this unique phone is not available for sale anywhere. It is a trial device and will be used for optimizing of the new technology. You will probably be interested in knowing which was the first commercially available 5G smartphone.

5G Standards

While 5G standards are yet to be set, the first set will be complete by the end of this year. You can follow the conversation around this 5G device by following this Twitter thread:

Hard to believe that I have the world’s first 5G smartphone in my hand! 😁


— Sherif Hanna 📶 (@sherifhanna) October 25, 2017

Super Deals: MobilityArena may earn some commission when you purchase through the links below.

  • Create any type of website in minutes, even if you have no coding skills? Build your website now.
  • Own a unique smartphone that meets your specific needs. Buy now.

Leave a Comment

Walmart phone unlock | Use A Mobile Phone Answering Service | Square For Mobile Phone | QLink Wireless Phone Service Reviews | American-made Cell Phones | Galaxy Samsung Phones | Get An IR Blaster On Your Cell Phone | VOIP Phone Service Comparison and Reviews | Vonage Business Phone System Reviews | Viasat Phone Service | DISH Phone Service | Xfinity Home Phone Service | iPhone SE 2022 | Samsung Galaxy S23

Home | Contact Us | Your Privacy
Copyright © 2008 – 2023 All rights reserved.