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5G guarantees to drastically enhance the speed, coverage, and responsiveness of wireless networks. It is able to run between 10 and 100 times faster than your typical cellular connection nowadays, and in fact, faster than whatever you can get with a physical fiber-optic cable engaging in your house.

One of the massive buzzwords at this year’s Mobile World Congress has definitely been 5G. Actually, 5G was in the spotlight at previous year’s MWC too, however, it was only just saying back then. 5G is real today and we have a number of commercially-ready smartphones to support that up. At MWC 2019, we found several of these smartphone being showcased, teasing their upcoming arrival.

Spotecno has listed some 5G smartphones that might be your interest. Here are some lists of released and upcoming 5G smartphones you might miss:

1. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

With the upcoming release of 5G smartphones, carriers around the globe are focusing on testing and preparing their networks regarding the global roll-out. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be one of the first smartphones to support the next generation of mobile connectivity and South Korea’s SK Telecom has been busy performing network examinations using it.

5G networks will greatly improve data speeds on our mobile devices. SK Telecom, one of South Korea’s leading mobile carriers, is aiming to kick points up a notch by aggregating its 4G LTE and 5G networks. The carrier stated that the Galaxy S10 5G speed will strike a peak of 2.7 Gbps on its network.

SK Telecom has successfully proven out its 5G-LTE aggregation technology on Galaxy S10 5G. It struck the top speed by combining 1.5 Gbps of 5G and 1.15 Gbps of LTE on this handset. The carrier says that this supports users to download a 2GB HD movie in only six seconds. 10GB VR content approximately downloaded in 30 seconds. SK Telecom firstly guarantees speeds of 2.6 Gbps. It will elevate the speed to 2.7 Gbps in the first half of this year.

Galaxy S10 5G also arrives with a bigger 6.7-inch AMOLED display and an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. It has a quad camera system on the backside and houses a 4,500 mAh battery. The pill-shaped hole in the top right edge of the display is wider compared to S10+ because it gets an additional ToF (Time of Flight) camera.

2. Huawei Mate X

Only a few days shortly after Samsung introduced a true foldable smartphone with one single display that can fold and bend in half just like a piece of paper, Huawei has introduced its own take – Mate X, and evaluating by appearances, Huawei’s model is equally as advanced as Samsung’s, or even more.

Mate X remains in a completely another league as it not only provides 5G support, but it is also a foldable smartphone. Mate X sports a sizeable 8-inch flexible plastic OLED display that can close and bend like a book due to a hinge design. When folding the device, the large display can be utilized as two displays, a 6.6-inch display on the front and a 6.38-inch display on the back. It is supported by a Kirin 980 chipset and uses a Balong 5000 chip for 5G support. Mate X will begin shipping at some point in mid-2019 and will cost an amazing 2.299 euros.

According to Huawei, Kirin 980 and Balong 5000 modem are capable of 4.6 Gbps network speeds, which is two times the industry standard for 5G and ten times what’s presently existing with 4G networks. That bandwidth indicates you can download a 1GB movie in just three seconds at sub-6GHz speeds. This smartphone features 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.

Huawei claims Mate X has a brand-new Leica “selfie” camera, but by having all cameras being housed on the bezel grip, the typical difference when comparing the main camera and the selfie camera is kinda lost. The moment you take a photo of someone, they can at the same time find themselves on the display facing them while you use the other one as a viewfinder. Huawei calls this “mirror shooting”

Mate X battery is 4,500 mAh and supports 55W Huawei SuperCharge, which ensures an 85 percent charge in only half an hour. We’re speaking about two separate batteries on either side of the fold here, the same as on Galaxy Fold. When it relates to charging, Huawei is, again and again, driving things so far ahead it leaves Samsung and Apple in the dust. Huawei additionally stated you’ll be able to charge one of its MateBook laptops with the same charger. Based on Huawei’s presentation, Mate X is the world’s thinnest foldable smartphone, the world’s fastest 5G phone, and it, in addition, provides the world’s fastest charging solution.

3. LG V50 THINQ

LG’s new V50 ThinQ has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and X50 modem within its shell. It has already been announced that LG will definitely not be launching a foldable smartphone this year, yet this smartphone comes with an appealing compromise. You might invest in a second device, a screen with POGO pin connectors that you can then connect to the smartphone, the hinge technically turns it into a foldable smartphone but not in the means that others are developing.

It features 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage, along with a microSD slot for up to 2TB of extra memory, a 16MP and two 12MP rear cameras, and an 8MP and a 5MP selfie cameras.  LG V50 THINQ operates Android 9.0 Pie and works on 3G, 4G LTE, and 5G networks.

LG V50 THINQ is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with fourth-generation AI acceleration and Snapdragon X50 5G Modem. It comes with a vapor chamber for better CPU cooling, a 4,000 mAh battery, and a 6.4-inch OLED display.

You can run it to play games. In Dual Screen mode, you can experience the game displayed in the top screen and the controls under – just like a Nintendo DS. LG’s purpose is actually to let this deal with all types of games. In case you’re worried about V50 running way too hot while gaming, don’t be.

The smartphone itself is also a bit thicker and a little heavier than V40, even though LG has benefited from that to get rid of the camera bump, which is nice. Otherwise, though, it’s a V40 plus 5G. To get a 5G smartphone to market this soon, the company needed to adopt the existing V40 platform.

4. Xiaomi mix 3 5G

Xiaomi doesn’t intend to miss the 5G trends. The company just introduced its first smartphone that features a 5G modem at a press conference in Barcelona. Mi Mix 3 5G is a new model of Mi Mix 3, a smartphone that Xiaomi released in October 2018.

This smartphone is different from the standard Mi Mix 3 by featuring a Snapdragon 855 chipset and Qualcomm’s X50 5G modem. The bigger battery of Mi Mix 3 5G is supplying a 3,800 mAh pack compared to Mi Mix 3’s 3,200 mAh pack.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is an eye-catching smartphone, with an all-screen display that cuts the notch and ‘punch-hole’ design trend currently sweeping off the business for a cleaner, smarter look. Rather than a notch or a punch-hole display, Xiaomi has favored a sliding front-facing camera. The outcome is a 93.4 percent screen-to-body ratio. You can find two cameras on the back of the device, which offer you the ability to record slow-mo videos. The body of Mi Mix 3 is made of ceramic.

As is the smartphone flagships trend nowadays, there’s no 3.5 mm headphone jack on Mi Mix 3, with only a USB-C port and speaker grilles on the base of the device. On the right, you’ll discover a power/lock key underneath a volume button.

Within terms of other specifications, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G provides 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of storage, a 6.39-inch OLED display (full HD+), a 12MP +12 MP telephoto rear camera, a 24MP +2 MP selfie camera, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a Google Assistant key.

5. Motorola Moto Z3 with 5G Moto Mod

Verizon has released its truly mobile 5G service in both Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11, along with initial support for the service rolling in first on Motorola’s Moto Z3. Users will need to grab a Verizon-exclusive 5G Moto mod for the modular device to access to the next-generation network and might want a compatible postpaid limitless service plan.

The Mod reportedly doesn’t have an X24 thin LTE modem as Motorola said it did in August 2018, it has an entire Snapdragon 855 chipset together with its X50 LTE modem. That means the Mod correlate the features that Qualcomm has pointed out more recently than August. It has Qualcomm’s Power Save, a feature that cuts blocked antennas to save battery by dropping the device’s radio power. It also has dual connectivity, which combines 5G and LTE networks to generate speeds faster than either of them alone.

The Mod also uses a 2000-mAh battery for powering itself over a Type-C port at its base. The device itself features P2i splash-proof coating. With specs such as this, 5G Moto Mod feels like a full-fledged smartphone in and of itself.


Although 5G service plans are most likely to be more pricey, there could be benefits. Data plan sizes are probably being higher and carriers could encourage more data sharing throughout devices instead of charging for every device we have.