Qualcomm says all Android manufacturers will have a 5G flagship phone by late 2019



Apple is not expected to have an 5G iPhone ready until 2020. With that in mind, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon said on Tuesday that all Android manufacturers will have at least one flagship phone that supports 5G by the end of 2019. And since Qualcomm's 5G baseband modem chips will be found in nearly all of these Android flavored handsets supporting the next generation of wireless connectivity, the company's president should know.

During Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii on Tuesday, Amon said that one year from now, every Android handset maker will have a 5G flagship phone being sold by U.S. carriers. With Apple apparently not rolling out 5G supported iPhones until the end of the third quarter of 2020, the Android platform could see a wave of business from first adopters and others curious about 5G.

During his keynote speech yesterday, Qualcomm's president showed a slide of the hardware companies working with Qualcomm on 5G. These firms include Asus, Fujitsu, Google, HMD, HTC, InSeeGo, LG, Motorola, Netgear, NetComm Wireless, OnePlus, Oppo, Samsung, Sharp, Sierra Wireless, Sony, Telit, Vivo, WingTech, WNC, Mi and ZTE.


With 5G, data speeds will be 10 to 100 times faster than 4G. A full-length movie will download on a 5G phone in seconds, a well-worn example we've rolled out a few times. On Monday, Samsung and Qualcomm showed off a prototype handset running on 5G signals from Verizon. There is speculation that this prototype was actually the Samsung Galaxy S10.

Qualcomm released a video revealing some of the things that 5G could do in the future. The video, which harkens back to Google's first promo showing off the future capabilities of Google Glass, can be viewed at the top of this article.

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8 Comments

1. worldpeace

Posts: 3077; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"A full-length movie will download on a 5G phone in seconds" My monthly plan will also annihilated under 1 minutes.. /s

4. scarface21173

Posts: 617; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

5G next years big thing

8. Brewski

Posts: 659; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

In 2018 if you still have anything other than unlimited, that's on you.

2. mootu

Posts: 1333; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"Amon said that one year from now, every Android handset maker will have a 5G flagship phone being sold by U.S. carriers." Seriously doubt that Huawei will have a flagship 5G handset sold by US carriers. Same goes for Xiaomi. So 2 of the top 3 Android OEM's most likely won't have a flagship 5G handset sold by US carriers.

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3077; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

You can also say "by next year, only 1 of the top 5 android OEM have a 5G flagship on US", which is Samsung. Because the other 4 is chinese company, 2 of them still have problem with US and probably won't sell their next flagship on US (Huawei and Xiaomi) and the other 2 didn't even consider selling their flagships on US market (Vivo and Oppo). Maybe He mean "every Android handset maker that already and still selling their flagships in US". i.e Samsung, Moto, LG, Blackberry, HTC, Sony, etc

5. mootu

Posts: 1333; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

I didn't mention the other 2 (Vivo and Oppo) mainly as they are China only. But yes you are correct.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wonder what Intel has to say about Apple, they can't even get the iPhones 4G modem to work right.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 3764; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

'Apple', the first word written on an android article... Sounds about right.

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