While it does seem that carriers could potentially roll out 5G coverage faster compared to when they were rolling out 4G, there is a problem and that is there aren’t many (if any) devices in the market that supports 5G. This means that even if your carrier rolls out 5G coverage in your city, if your phone does not support 5G, then there’s really no point.
No doubt there are more than a few smartphone makers who are already working on bringing 5G support to future handsets, but it seems that Motorola could have an interesting solution. The folks at XDA have posted an image of what is allegedly the Moto Z3 Play with a 5G Moto Mod.
For those unfamiliar with Moto Mods, these are accessories that you can clip onto compatible Motorola handsets. This means that with this 5G Moto Mod, in theory it should allow users of older Motorola handsets to take advantage of 5G cellular coverage when it eventually launches. This is actually not the first time we’ve seen the leaks of the Moto Z3 Play or heard about the 5G Moto Mod, but the latest leak only seems to corroborate what we’ve heard in the past.
No word on when the handset is expected to officially launch, so we’ll just have to keep an eye out for it.