The wait for 5G smartphones is almost over, as we have to wait just another to get our hands on such devices. The excitement levels for the customers are at peak, and to the extent that many customers our contemplating over the decision to wait for flagship smartphones next year that will indeed have 5G technology, rather than buy the flagship smartphones at the disposal at the moment – flagship phones such as the Note 9, or the upcoming iPhone X etc.

Many carriers, mainly from the US have joined the party : Sprint has already announced that it has started working with LG on a special device to usher its fifth-generation cellular network next year. Other carriers will also be announcing such plans soon aswell, and now it’s only a matter of time before we see such handsets become a rather common commodity in the market.

Sure enough there is a lot of hype surrounding the 5G prospect, but it won’t be all smooth sailing, especially when the 5G technology is brought on for the first time, next year. I mean sure, the speeds that 5G will bring with itself will no doubt be absolutely stunning. Faster speeds would undoubtedly mean getting media like movie onto your phone with less of a wait, less lag in streaming video, gaming and other applications. There will also be improved connections for everyone, even in areas which are congested.

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However, the downside which might pose is that the first generation hardware can more often than not underwhelm, with history taken to be a proof of this claim. If you go back in time, the first LTE handsets came with a lot of problems, and even though stability was brought in over time, things weren’t at all perfect at the beginning.

But why might there be problems with the 5G handsets, after they finally arrive? Well, there are a lot of things which need to be taken into consideration. First and foremost, you have to get the power consumption right. As we know, already using LTE drains a lot of battery off of your phone and if faster networks mean more battery drainage, then using 5G can seriously drain you phone’s battery. Also, at first it will be probable that there won’t actually be a lot of places where the infrastructure is as upgraded as required for a 5G network connection. So the places where you actually use your phone can also matter a lot. However, this problem will eventually be gotten rid of.

However, it is also true that if you’re lucky enough to be in an area where the 5G model will be well suited, then the legitimate high speed data speeds provided will definitely be worth of some great use. So yes, maybe then you start considering the 5G supported smartphones. Now whether or not this proves to be a good idea – time will tell.


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