Gear up people we are about to enter the 5G era very soon. So far, only a few countries across the globe have access to the 5G networks available. However, most flagship smartphones launched in the second half of this year came with varaints which had 5G capabilities.. One of the most prime example would be that of Huawei, who recently launched the Huawei Mate 30 series and the premium variant in the series the Huawei Mate 30 Pro comes with two different versions, a 4G one and a 5G one.
The main reason why Huawei decided to release two different versions of its flagship is because the 5G technology is still pretty new and therefore it is more expensive.However,it is believed that things will start to change in the upcoming year of 2020. According to Huawei’s Richard Yu, cheaper 5G phones are coming our way next year and people can not wait to see these cheaper phones with 5G capability. Richard said that “5G will definitely hit mid-range and even low price range definitely from next year,”This year (our) premium segmentation is 5G, next year we will go to middle-tier 5G smartphones, and later on, the low tier.”
Now given that Huawei would stick to it own processor the Kirin ones, even for the company’s mid-range smartphones, this is a good hint that we’ll see a 5G enabled mid-range Kirin processor sometime in the next few months. Currently, Kirin 810 and Kirin 710 handle Huawei and Honor’s mid-range and budget phones so it is very likely that we will get to see a 5G ready Kirin 800 series chip in the upcoming year,that will definitely light up the world of most Huawei consumers out there.
This news comes right after Qualcomm announced its plans to release 5G integrated mid-range Snapdragon 600 and 700 series chipsets. In fact, the upper mid-range 5G chip from Qualcomm could meet us before the end of this year. Notably, Samsung already has the Exynos 980 with an integrated 5G modem targeted at non-flagship smartphones.So expect a new wave of affordable 5G smartphones to come your way in the next few months as we are about to enter the 5G era and mobile phone companies will make sure that every consumer can enjoy this new era of technology.