More and more smartphone manufacturers are releasing phones with 5G connectivity features.
Some of the tech giants that joined the fifth generation wireless network era are Xiaomi with the Mi Mix 3 5G, Samsung with the Galaxy S10 5G, Huawei with their first foldable phone, and many more.
And while some criticized 5G for its expensive projected cost, it can’t be denied that the emerging technology provides a lot of benefits over its predecessor — 4G LTE. Here we have listed some of the advantages of 5G over 4G connectivity.
- Faster Data Speeds – Smartphones that are run by 5G are projected to be about ten times faster when it comes to data transfer and video and images transmission. With 5G, downloading and watching files or movies take less than a minute.
- More reliable and stable connectivity – 5G smartphones boast faster, more extensive coverage, and more stable connection over 4G handsets. Expect a reliable signal if you use handsets with the 5G feature. You can ensure that delayed messages and calls won’t be an issue.
- Improved Data Access – The world is going mobile and people are relying more to their smartphones to do a lot of tasks. This means that more data are being consumed every year. This is especially true because of the popularity of movie and music streaming sites. For this, existing spectrum bands are becoming crowded, leading to a slow connection. With 5G, more spectrums are being introduced, thus providing more bandwidth for faster connections.
- Better household/business internet service – Since it’s faster and more reliable, 5G can also power the traditional home and business internet services. This could solve the issue of slow fiber internet rollout as it’s completely wireless.
At MWC 2019, we saw a lot of 5G-enabled smartphones. But other than that, we also saw a lot of tech companies, and even some local internet service providers, getting more serious in improving their 5G game. With that, we’re pretty optimistic that this new wireless technology will take off fast.
If you want to know more about the history from 2G up to the latest generation, you might want to check out this article.