It was announced that Verizon and Samsung will partner up to launch a 5G smartphone in the first half of 2019. A proof of the concept is expected to be revealed at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui this week.
So far, we know that the device will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements. The 5G device will also come packed with Samsung’s LPDDR5 RAM module. The first 10-nanometer-class 8GB RAM, the LPDDR5 aids in reducing battery consumption and brings 1.5 times faster data transfer than other chips.
The 5G technology will certainly bring a lot to the table. It will be able to provide massive bandwidth, and greater opportunities for connectivity and network. Upon full implementation, users using 5G network can download data for many folds faster than the current 4G. Samsung and Verizon became partners in 2018 in their mutual quest to make 5G become accessible to all users.