featured 5G certified OnePlus 8 Pro caught riding the subway

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro could first see the light of day on April 15th with an online new product event. The OnePlus 8 Pro was spotted riding the subway in the hands of a person wearing a face mask.

Mar 28, 2020, 1:22 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
Apple suppliers are now worried about a drop in demand for the 5G iPhone models

Analysts have shifted their focus on whether Apple will be able to build enough 5G iPhone units this fall to whether there will be enough demand fir the new models in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Mar 28, 2020, 1:25 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  11 comments
Get a look at the new product video for the 5G enabled Huawei P40 series

With the unveiling of the Huawei P40 series today, the manufacturer released a new product video that (ahem) focuses on the new camera features found on these handsets.

Mar 26, 2020, 11:58 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  9 comments
Huawei says China has recovered enough to buy new 5G flagship phones

With the unveiling today of its camera-centered flagship P40 series, Huawei is testing whether Chinese consumers are back in the mood to purchase expensive flagship phones.

Mar 26, 2020, 3:54 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  7 comments
Here’s how much of an impact 5G has on battery life

Just how much of an impact does 5G have on a phone's battery life over 4G?

Mar 26, 2020, 9:57 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  4 comments
Samsung to launch cheaper 5G smartphones this year

The unannounced Galaxy A51 5G recently appeared on Samsung's support website with the same codename that was listed on Geekbench not long ago.

Mar 26, 2020, 9:13 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Watch the Huawei P40 series launch event livestream here

Huawei is going to unveil the new Huawei P40 series to the public soon. Anyone excited for the upcoming flagships can watch the livestream here.

Mar 26, 2020, 7:33 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  10 comments
Verizon's special LG V60 ThinQ 5G UW edition goes up for pre-order at $950

The LG V60 ThinQ is up for pre-order starting today at a price of $950 with support for Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network based on state-of-the-art mmWave technology.

Mar 26, 2020, 5:29 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  7 comments

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The Google Pixel 5 and LG G9 may be priced better than Samsung's Galaxy S20 5G

Why won't Google and LG go all in on 5G chipsets like Samsung did with the Galaxy S20, S20+ and Ultra? Pricing is key...

Mar 26, 2020, 4:10 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  7 comments
DEAL Deal: Buy the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G, get free AKG headphones ($300 value)

For a limited time, Samsung is offering free wireless headphones with its Galaxy S20+ 5G phone (unlocked and carrier versions).

Mar 25, 2020, 10:29 PM,  by Florin Troaca,  0 comments
Concept video reveals what a notchless 5G Apple iPhone 12 would have looked like

Apple was reportedly considering a notchless version of the iPhone 12 with a slightly larger bezel. You can take a look at what this phone would have looked like thanks to a concept video.

Mar 24, 2020, 10:23 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  18 comments
Huge Huawei P40 & P40 Pro 5G leak reveals every last detail

A huge Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro 5G leak has revealed almost every last detail about the flagships, including the display sizes, camera details, charging technology, battery sizes, and chipset.

Mar 24, 2020, 9:03 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  19 comments
The Redmi K30 Pro is a crazy cheap Snapdragon 865 flagship with 5G and impressive cameras

The Redmi K30 Pro may well be the world's most affordable smartphone with a Snapdragon 865 processor and 5G support, launching in China at the rough equivalent of $425 and up.

Mar 24, 2020, 6:33 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  10 comments
5G is making great global progress compared to the early days of 4G LTE and 3G

The 5G wireless industry finished 2019 with 17.7 million connections around the world, which represents a much faster adoption rate compared to early 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G rollouts.

Mar 24, 2020, 4:58 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
Sprint finally updates the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G to Android 10

Sprint's Android 10 update also includes some other changes like a brand new UI design, enhanced location permission for privacy, as well as new customization features in Settings.

Mar 23, 2020, 7:27 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
ZTE Axon 11 5G officially unveiled, a mid-ranger with lots of premium features

The Axon 5G is a mid-range phone that offers a ton of premium features that you mostly find in top-tier devices.

Mar 23, 2020, 7:11 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  5 comments
Foxconn now has enough employees to build sizeable stocks of 5G iPhone models

Apple contract manufacturer Foxconn, the company that assembles the majority of iPhone handsets, says it now has more than enough seasonal employees allowing it to build the 2020 5G iPhone models.

Mar 23, 2020, 5:29 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
LG G9 might not be a flagship, could feature a 5G-ready Snapdragon 765G chipset

Reports are pouring in that LG could drastically rethink its smartphone strategy and demote the upcoming G9 from its rightful flagship to a more humble status. From the looks of it, LG is keen on using the Snapdragon 765G chipset in the upcoming LG G9. We repeat, the LG G9 is unlikely to use the Snapdragon 865 but the humbler upper mid-range Snapdragon 765G chipset, which is still quite the snappy 5G-enabled silicon, but not on the same level as Qualcomm's finest.

Mar 23, 2020, 12:18 PM,  by Peter Kostadinov,  7 comments
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G to be announced soon, will come with Exynos 980 processor

The Samsung Galaxy A71 was announced in January, but now we get information about its 5G-capable variant. The specs for the upcoming phone appeared on the Chinese certification website TENAA, which means it is about to be announced in China. The info on the website provides some of its characteristics for us.

Mar 23, 2020, 9:06 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
Verizon or T-Mobile's 5G expansion may be sped up by the coronavirus

5G is not only about speed but capacity, can you guess what we'll need now in coronavirus social distancing times?

Mar 23, 2020, 8:14 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  1 comment
DEAL The LG V60 ThinQ 5G is free at launch with AT&T installments

The LG V60 ThinQ 5G was already priced pretty aggressively in its fight with Samsung's Galaxy S20 lineup, but believe it or not, AT&T customers can get the Snapdragon 865 powerhouse for free on its launch day.

Mar 20, 2020, 7:38 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Apple could release its first 5G iPad Pro in late 2020, followed by a 'full refresh' in 2021

Apple's first 5G-enabled iPad Pro variants are once again tipped for a release by the end of 2020, but a "full refresh" with groundbreaking Mini LED display technology may not happen until 2021.

Mar 20, 2020, 5:55 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
Despite supply chain hiccups, Apple still expects to release its first 5G iPhone models this fall

For now, Apple is on schedule to launch its first 5G iPhone models this fall despite issues with its supply chain. While China is slowly returning to normal, other countries are being affected by the coronavirus.

Mar 20, 2020, 1:16 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Analysts cut 2020 iPhone forecasts including sales of the new 5G models

The coronavirus is forcing analysts to cut their forecasts of iPhone sales. The outbreak of the virus forced production of the device to shutdown for a few weeks and demand has been damped thanks to Apple Store closings.

Mar 19, 2020, 1:21 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
featured The Nokia 8.3 5G is here with a powerful chipset, four cameras, and a solid price

The Nokia 8.3 5G is the next James Bond phone! It offers the Snapdragon 765 chipset, a great design, and four cameras for the solid price of €599 across Europe. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack and a 4,500mAh battery.

Mar 19, 2020, 12:00 PM,  by Joshua Swingle,  29 comments
T-Mobile keeps expanding 5G coverage, this time with a batch of 10 cities

T-Mobile has launched its 5G service in 10 new markets all over the US. The carrier's 5G network has been expanding rapidly over the past few months.

Mar 19, 2020, 11:24 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  3 comments
Xiaomi gears up for the launch of its 5G phone, 80% of its supply chain has returned to normal

As the situation with upcoming phones remains unpredictable for a lot of vendors, Reuters now reports that Xiaomi is holding a positive outlook on it. The company’s president, Xiang Wang, stated that despite the coronavirus pandemic, he is confident, especially in the European market and in the fact that the situation is only temporary.

Mar 19, 2020, 9:10 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympic Edition officially unveiled

This week, the South Korean company revealed yet another Olympic Edition flagship, the Galaxy S20+ 5G.

Mar 19, 2020, 8:58 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
Samsung expects 5G demand to drive chip sales higher in 2020

Samsung says that despite the coronavirus outbreak, the company expects demand for 5G chips to help demand in that segment grow. The unit accounts for about half of Samsung's operating profit.

Mar 18, 2020, 10:59 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
updated Leak reveals new OnePlus logo that could debut on its new 5G enabled lineup (UPDATE: It's official)

OnePlus has come a long way from selling phones by invitation only to a manufacturer releasing three different models at one time. Now, the company has filed with the USPTO to trademark a new logo.

Mar 18, 2020, 4:33 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
Coronavirus influences another pessimistic estimation for upcoming 5G iPhones

We have been hearing a lot of rumors about the upcoming release of new iPhones, expected this fall. Nobody is certain whether the coronavirus outbreak will impact Apple’s production of new models or not. However, there is yet another analyst that thinks delays are to be expected, but this time, the opinion is even more pessimistic, stating that the new 5G iPhones will not be coming this fall at all.

Mar 18, 2020, 10:03 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  5 comments
T-Mobile has a plan to temporarily hike the speed of its 4G LTE and 5G networks during the crisis

T-Mobile is borrowing some 600MHz low-band spectrum for as long as 60 days in an effort to expand the capacity of its 4G LTE and 5G networks which should increase the data speeds for those forced to work from home.

Mar 17, 2020, 5:36 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
5G will give rise to higher refresh rates in smartphones, along with a wider AMOLED adoption

As 5G networks and capabilities continue to grow, the demand for AMOLED displays is also expanding. As we already know, 5G capable phones, due to faster download speeds, offer the possibility of better streaming of games or movies, which of course, can benefit from better screens and clearer graphics.

Mar 17, 2020, 9:35 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  3 comments
featured Stunning Motorola Edge+ 5G press renders show off design, 108MP camera, more

The Motorola Edge+ 5G has leaked out entirely in a set of press renders. It features a waterfall display, a 108-megapixel rear camera, the Snapdragon 865 chipset, and much more.

Mar 17, 2020, 5:06 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  8 comments
The next major update to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G will reportedly fix these issues

Tipster Max Weinbach said that he was told what owners of the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra should expect from the next major update coming from Samsung.

Mar 16, 2020, 11:25 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
LG V60 ThinQ 5G launch date & pricing on AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon announced

The LG V60 ThinQ 5G will launch on AT&T an T-Mobile on March 20 and Verizon pre-orders start March 26. The smartphone starts at $799 unlocked or $899 when purchased with the Dual Screen accessory.

Mar 16, 2020, 12:03 PM,  by Joshua Swingle,  7 comments
AT&T's 5G network now covers 100 markets ... or parts of them

AT&T continues to expand its 5G network, as the carrier has just announced that its blazing-fast data service is now available in 100 markets.

Mar 16, 2020, 11:41 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
T-Mobile quietly expanded its 'nationwide' 5G network in even more places recently

T-Mobile launched its low-band 5G signal in a bunch of previously uncovered places across a number of US states in the last couple of weeks with little to no fanfare.

Mar 16, 2020, 3:30 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
Once again, 5G networking supplier ZTE is in trouble with the U.S.

Chinese manufacturer ZTE is in trouble with the U.S. again, this time for allegedly bribing a foreign official. Two tears ago, the company failed to follow penalties placed on it by the Commerce Department and ended up banned from its U.S. supply chain.

Mar 15, 2020, 6:46 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
T-Mobile to borrow 600MHz spectrum from Dish for its 5G network

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Dish Network is lending T-Mobile its complete inventory of 600MHz low-band spectrum at no cost for the next 60 days. This will help increase T-Mobile's network capacity which could be tested as more people turn to their devices.

Mar 15, 2020, 12:21 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
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