Samsung has already set its sights to become a leader in the 5G network industry and it seems that Samsung will capture most of the 5G equipment market because of the ongoing issues surrounding its Chinese competitor.
The South Korean Tech giant is the current top mobile and chip manufacturer in the world but it's not the most dominant in the field of network equipment provider, which is dominated by Huawei.
Currently, Huawei is facing troubles over growing security issues on its devices and services. This all leading continues blocks on the company's 5G products in most countries, amid concern they could be used to spy for the Chinese government.
“Strategically these concerns help us grab more market share,” S. Abraham Kim, a vice president at Samsung’s mobile division, said Wednesday at a conference in Seoul (Reported by Bloomberg).
“Huawei has held dominance in the network market since the fourth-generation LTE era, but we’re ahead on 5G technology that goes into smartphones,” he added.
Samsung has already tested its 5G capability in multiple occasion, including the recent test with Qualcomm and Verizon, which is scheduled to be released next year.
Kim said that 5G signal can get obstructed depending on the position of a phone, which means the antenna receiver of the devices need to be strong and small in size that can be easily placed inside a small space along with a large battery.
Samsung is working on a way to split device's internal structure into two layers while minimizing the overall thickness. Moreover, heat is another big challenge because 5G transmits a lot more data and consumes more power, making the phone the phone too hot to hold. The company is seeking a way to cap to cap the temperature at just over 40 degrees Celsius.