Samsung and Verizon confirmed their plan to bring first commercial 5G smartphones to market in the first half of 2019.
The companies will unveil a proof of concept, powered by the upcoming flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end, and antenna elements, at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui this week.
“We’re proud to work alongside innovative partners like Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies to deliver a smartphone that will fundamentally transform how people work and play,” said Justin Denison, senior vice president, Mobile Product Strategy and Marketing at Samsung Electronics America.
Verizon launched the world’s first commercial 5G service in October when 5G Home went live in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.
Verizon 5G mobility service will go live in early 2019 and expand rapidly. Once available, Samsung 5G smartphone users will immediately benefit from the speed and capacity of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network, and over time, experience all the new and exciting services, games and features that will be available.
From the beginning of 2018, Samsung and Verizon are working closely to bring 5G services in the US and working on the 5G network for even longer. Not only this, To make the 5G deployment possible Samsung was the first company to get FCC approval for its 5G commercial products.