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Samsung and LG to launch 5G handsets in February

18 December 2018 4

A number of technology giants are gearing up to launch 5G smartphones next year. Several companies have already confirmed that they will introduce their first 5G handsets for the US in 2019, and according to reports Samsung and LG will be launching 5G smartphones in February 2019 at the MWC event.

A new report has stated that Samsung and LG will both “unveil their first fifth-generation network-enabled smartphones” at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. According to rumors, Samsung will debut four smartphone models early next year, including an affordable 5.8-inch Galaxy S10 Lite, a 6.1-inch Galaxy S10, a premium 6.4-inch Galaxy S10 Plus, and a 5G model which will look similar to the 6.1-inch phone with slightly different internal specifications.

LG has reportedly adjusted its plans in order to ensure that it isn’t left behind rival Samsung and also plans to launch a 5G smartphone at MWC 2019.

“LG had been expected to introduce 5G phones around May in Korea and the United States, but the company’s new mobile business leadership has changed the plan recently not to be a latecomer in the 5G market,” an industry official stated.

LG “is likely” to showcase an upgraded version of the G7 ThinQ with Qualcomm’s new 5G chipsets. It is unclear what LG will call the 5G phone. The phone may be called the LG G8 ThinQ, according to the report, however, the naming scheme could change.

LG and Samsung phones will reportedly hit the shelves in March 2019. According to reports, the 5G technology phones will cost a pretty bundle. Smartphone makers have stated the cost of the phones will be according to the technology they pack. Samsung and LG have declined to comment on the price or the launch of the 5G smartphones as of now. We are looking forward to the MWC 2019 to know more details about the latest 5G phones.


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