Verizon CEO: 5G phones and devices to have monster battery life
by Daniel Petrov / Mar 21, 2018, 7:47 AM
Lowell McAdam pegged that same "drastically lower latency" as the culprit for the leap in battery life, leading to Internet-of-things gear that will keep a charge for 10 years, or handsets that have to be plugged in once every four weeks. The seamless streaming of bits and bytes without interruption would take us to an era, according to Verizon's CEO, when all that insane computing power that is housed in our pockets now, within thin and light smartphones, could become less needed, as it moves from the devices to the edges of the network. This, in turn, could usher in much thinner and simpler devices, at the same time with larger batteries, and much longer endurance on a charge. Hear, hear.
$18 billion in capital expenditures over the longer run for upgrading its network to usher in the augmented reality, connected cars, and other goodies that the 5G wireless standard is bringing, so it comes prepared. The carrier has already lit up trials, and promises to roll out a few 5G markets by years-end. The first wireless gear that will take advantage from the nascent 5G trend will be mobile router "pucks," though, rather than smartphones. The earliest we can expect a popular handset with 5G capabilities could be the Galaxy S10 with its Snapdragon 855 chipset and Qualcomm's upcoming X24 modem.Verizon is pouring no less than
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Unless something has drastically changed recently, it was my understanding that the screen and processor were the largest consumer of batteries in smartphones. Is he full of $hit or is this article incomplete or both?
posted on Mar 21, 2018, 8:06 AM 12
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I think both, I don't think the battery life will change drastically when we will see 5G devices the form factor will remain the same. Maybe when the foldable screen technology will become main stream the OS could turn off parts of the screen which could increase the battery life of devices but it's not related to 5G capabilities. But time will tell...
posted on Mar 21, 2018, 8:23 AM 2
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Well you're wrong. Try watching a movie on wifi and try doing the same and 4g, and notice how much it'll have an effect on battery life.
posted on Mar 21, 2018, 8:28 AM 5
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The stand-by time is not affected by the screen or processor. And most phones have s**tty standby time of no more than like 2-3 days on 4G if you are not doing anything else with them.
posted on Mar 21, 2018, 9:34 AM 0
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display? yes, but i think nowadays cpu dont cunsume that much due to new manufacturing process like 14nm and 10nm. if i switch off data phone can last two or three times longer compare to when data is on. if you use device with lower resolution display wont consume much,
posted on Mar 21, 2018, 10:19 AM 0
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While I'll gladly accept this technology, I wish better battery tech would come to fruition faster than 5G. Almost every device we use today (including cars) would be vastly improved with a breakthrough in battery technology.
posted on Mar 21, 2018, 8:54 AM 1
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And yet in many communities in Maryland there’s not a single internet cable or fiber optic provider. We pay through the you know what to use cellular data plans that limit usage and speed and Verizon says there are no plans for this area.
posted on Mar 21, 2018, 9:38 AM 0
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I think he's forgetting about the video/photo editing tools and games that REQUIRE the insane amounts of computing power our phones have. We don't need thinner phones either as evidenced by the sales of cases that make them thicker.
posted on Mar 21, 2018, 10:06 AM 1
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