Qualcomm expects 30 5G devices this year

08 January 2019
The firm won most of the OEM contracts for 5G equipment for 2019.

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Anonymous, 09 Jan 2019It is sensible! The 5G is not so important yet and Apple wants ... moreI partially agree. It makes sense not to include the latest 5G in devices and save quite a bit by opting for the already existing (4G) standard. However, if you look at how many people buy 1-2yrs old devices today (because they're still a good value and work relatively well for an average user), they will certainly be missing out of the much faster speeds in 2021 and so on.

Of course, you could argue that this is a marketing strategy to make people upgrade and to 'the latest and the greatest' and you'd be right. I'd say that all manufacturers should hop on it as early as possible, but we all know that's not possible due to all of the strategy plans they might have planned already.

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rolandudv, 09 Jan 2019Knowing Apple, and judging how long they took to release a 4G iP... moreIt is sensible!
The 5G is not so important yet and Apple wants to be sure that the 5G does not eat too much battery and test it properly until they put it in their phones. Nobody buy Apple because it has 5G or not buy it because it does not have it, until 5G is mainstream feature that just works!

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abigfanoftechs, 09 Jan 2019People said the same thing with 3G, 4G etc ... I have already get advertising to move 5G even if I don't have 5G phone. In here we already have 5G in some big cities. Soon more big cities will get it. By the end of the year and 2020 most big cities have 5G net. Not the rural areas, but 5G is mean to increase capacity, that is getting low with 4G in high density areas. So if you live in town. 2020 may be good year to buy 5G phone. Those who has money will buy it this year. Those who live in the countryside... Don't bother! The effective distance is so short that only areas where there are a lot of users are sensible to 5G!

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Anonymous, 09 Jan 2019I expected millions but ok i guess 30 is a good number too :PLOL

Well just few things.
Why to release 5G phones which will be available to less than a 3% of global population.
And another question why to release 5G enabled phones if a 5G modem and CPU wil cost hundreds more.
We ordinary peope with average salary can wait 2-3 more years when the 5G tech will be much more affordable and much more in availability.
Having 5G phone like the 5E fpr AT and T is holy mess nicely said.
Thus no interest at all.

Anonymous, 09 Jan 2019Marketing hype only,,, networks not fully operational and optimizedCorrect, but in the marketing war, you place $1800 mobile as 4G along a $700 mobiles across OEMs with 5G capabilities you know which one would be preferred by a common buyer. With flashing tag lines "do you want to pay $2000 for an outdated and slow mobile ?" People will be hesitant to after such expensive outdated ones.

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I expected millions but ok i guess 30 is a good number too :P

Anonymous, 09 Jan 2019This appears to be an article only about US 5G phones. Wonder wh... moreHuawei doesn't provide modems for mobile phones to other brands. They are new in the mobile market, the same goes for Samsung. I'm not sure but they instead use Qualcomm modems in some of their phones.

Anonymous, 09 Jan 2019Marketing hype only,,, networks not fully operational and optimizedPeople said the same thing with 3G, 4G etc ...

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Marketing hype only,,, networks not fully operational and optimized

2019 the year of celebrated tumor inducing tech

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And Pocophone F1s/F2 is one of them with 855

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This appears to be an article only about US 5G phones. Wonder whose modem EU 5G phones will use. Huawei?

Bewildered , 09 Jan 2019Ok @08/01/2019 and Apple has a choice Option 1 2019 iPhone... moreKnowing Apple, and judging how long they took to release a 4G iPhone, I would only expect them to release their first 5G iPhone in 2020 or 2021.

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Ok
@08/01/2019 and Apple has a choice
Option 1 2019 iPhones 4G only
Option 2 Use Intel Soc

OPTION 3 Use Qualcomm...., however both are involved in 2 major court cases essentially over Qualcomm patented modem technology