The best 5G smartphones to be released in 2019

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New 5G networks have been all the rage for network providers. Promising super fast speeds and incredible connectivity, consumers and businesses alike are ready for the upgrade. But, in order to access 5G you need a 5G device.

  • When will Verizon add 5G? In a huge push, Verizon is adding a whopping 30 cities to its 5G coverage in 2019.
  • How else will 5G be used? The Hawk 30 from SoftBank will deliver 5G and IoT connectivity down to the planet from the sky, meaning there’s more coverage. It would hover 12.5 miles above the ground.
  • What is the coolest 5G phone concept so far?The Apex 2019 concept smartphone from Vivo offers 5G, a screen-wide fingerprint sensor, and zero ports. It features just a single piece of glass and combines capacitive and pressure sensors for volume and sleep functions and uses a magnetic connector for all charging and data transferring.

5G – it’s the biggest tech buzzword of 2019 so far (with foldable smartphones as a close second) and it’s obvious why as we’ve certainly come a long way. While 1G was useful, 2G gave us SMS and MMS texting options. The first 3G smartphone was actually announced in 2001 in Japan, allowing users to surf the ’net while on the go. In July 2008, we saw the first 3G iPhone (complete with your choice of 8GB or 16GB of storage). Then, 4G came on the scene in 2009, spreading 4G LTE and upgraded variants to countries all over the world.

Did we mention we’re giving away the Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone for free? It’s equipped with 5G capability!

What is 5G?

So, what’s the next big thing in mobile connectivity? 5G, of course. The latest connection offers even faster speeds and reliability for more users. Coverage will be improved, signaling will be improved, and latency should be reduced.

Along with mobile devices, it’s predicted that 5G will also help connect IoT devices and serve as connection for broadcasting and lifeline communications in the event of an emergency or disaster.

When will 5G be available?

According to Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance, 5G will be widely available for businesses and consumers by 2020. However, companies such as Verizon and AT&T are launching their new 5G networks this year.

Will my phone work on 5G?

No. But, new 5G devices will work on 5G as well as 4G LTE when 5G coverage isn’t available.

How to upgrade to 5G

In order to access the speed and efficiency of 5G, you need a 5G device. Lucky for all of us, smartphone manufacturers are coming out with exceptional devices to help us integrate seamlessly with this new technology.

Check out these incredible 5G smartphones that are debuting in 2019.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Android Smartphone

Ideal for streaming and gaming, this device offers 5G speed on its large AMOLED Infinity Display. The Galaxy S10 5G allows you to download without Wi-Fi. 5G enables you to download shows, movies and more at incredibly fast speeds. Available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities, the 5G Android smartphone provides plenty of space to store your content. Designed to help you capture stunning shots, the smartphone also features an innovative camera system with six lenses.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Android Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Android Smartphone

Huawei Mate X Foldable 5G Smartphone

With an innovative folding design, you can use the Huawei Mate X in its folded form for regular smartphone tasks and unfold it to enjoy a larger screen for entertainment or multitasking. When unfolded, it sports an 8-inch tablet, providing almost twice as much viewing area. With its flexible display, the soft screen is capable of bending and stretching while remaining durable. Exceptionally thin, the Falcon Wing design gives the smartphone a flat and smooth finish on either side of the device.

Huawei Mate X Foldable 5G Smartphone

Huawei Mate X Foldable 5G Smartphone

LG V50 ThinQ 5G Dual Screen Smartphone

Designed to offer an outstanding user experience, this handset is 20 times quicker than 4G. Additionally, the LG V50 ThinQ features a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision Display. It provides an immersive experience whether you’re playing a game or watching a video. Utilizing DTS:X technology, the smartphone offers surround sound with or without headphones. Additionally, it supports Qualcomm aptX HD and aptX audio technology for optimal Bluetooth quality. To top it off, the LG V50 ThinQ works with the optional Dual Screen, which adds another 6.2-inch OLED display.

Royole FlexPai Commercial Foldable Smartphone

This device features an incredibly thin, fully flexible display. Unlike traditional smartphones, you can use FlexPai in both its folded or unfolded form. It offers the portability of a mobile phone along with the screen size of an HD tablet. Simply unfold FlexPai to enjoy its large 7.8-inch full-color display screen. When folded, FlexPai offers three different screens.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Full-Screen Display Smartphone

This device comes with an immersive 6.9-inch full-screen display along with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Featuring an ergonomic and lightweight design, the Mi Max 3 has curved edges and an incredibly thin all-metal unibody. Likewise, the smartphone is easy to hold with just one hand. With its 5500mAh battery capacity, it provides 17 hours of video playback or 10 hours of continuous gameplay.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Full-Screen Display Smartphone

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Full-Screen Display Smartphone

So, which 5G smartphone are you going to get? Share with us in the comments below.

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Ashley Timms is the Editor in Chief at Gadget Flow where she gets to write about the most incredible products in the world. When she’s not writing, she’s producing fine art dog photography.

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