In first half of 20199, Verizon in collaboration with Samsung has been launching its one of the first 5G smartphone. Samsung has already helped three of the companies to launch 5G services in its home country South Korea at the end of last month and now it will be providing its 5G handsets to Verizon that has been powered by X50 5G modem of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform, as announced both companies earlier this month.
To international 5G standards, finalized between end of last year and start of this year, Samsung remained major contributor and including mobile chips, has been working on its very own 5G technology.
Sticking to the use of upcoming antenna modules, flagship mobile platform and other components of Qualcomm 5G platforms, Verizon indicated that Samsung will be showing a “proof of concept”.
In continued struggle, by its rivals, to miniaturize the 5G chips and in the emerging of market of 5G chips, simultaneous use of Qualcomm’s parts has been reflecting its strength and grip on the market as well as technology.
Intel, after coming up with battery and thermal problems in its first 5G chips, has been working on its 2nd generation of 5G chipset that could possibly be used in iPhones along with other devices in 2020. Work around of giant heatsinks has been made by Huawei to overcome the thermal issue of its 5G modem. In continued struggle, by its rivals, to miniaturize the 5G chips and in the emerging of market of 5G chips, simultaneous use of Qualcomm’s parts has been reflecting its strength and its singning up with various companies for provision of 5G parts also reflects Qualcomm’s grip on the market as well as technology so far.
With a speed reaching to its peak of 1Gbps, more than double to the promised speed of 300Mbps, Verizon is already been providing 5G services in homes through fixed line broadband connection in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.