US Government Might Require 5G Equipment To Be Made Outside Of China

When it comes to production, many companies around the world, not just the US, turn to China. This is because China is known for their inexpensive production, which is why many companies outsource to them to help increase their profit margins and lower their costs. However, the US government could be considering some changes to that practice when it comes to 5G equipment.


Verizon Starts Selling LG V50 ThinQ 5G From June 20th

Verizon will soon begin selling another 5G smartphone on its network. It was the first carrier in the United States to offer the 5G Galaxy S10. It actually had exclusivity on this variant for about a month. Verizon today confirmed that it will begin selling the LG V50 ThinQ 5G from June 20th.


Apple’s Own 5G Modems Might Only Arrive In 2022 Or 2023

According to recent reports, it has been suggested that Apple’s 5G iPhones might only arrive in 2020. This is due to an agreement that Apple has arrived with Qualcomm in a settlement which will allow Apple to license Qualcomm’s tech, which would help the company with their 5G iPhones.


Samsung Could Be The First To The Market With A ‘True’ 5G Chipset

At the moment, Qualcomm is pretty much the only company that has chipsets available in the market that are compatible with 5G. This comes in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 which can be found in the majority of flagship smartphones, although it should be noted that not all Snapdragon 855 chipsets have 5G.


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Apple Is Still Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Intel’s Modem Business

Apple is a company that loves to do everything themselves, and we totally get it. This helps Appl reduce dependency on other companies, thus insulating them from any potential problems. This is why it didn’t come as a surprise to learn that Apple could be looking to develop their own 5G modems.


BBC Holds First Broadcast Over 5G, Hits Data Cap Almost Instantly

5G is set to become the new standards in mobile internet. The theoretical speeds of 5G are impressive, which in turn opens up the door to many more possibilities. Now, broadcasting live over mobile internet such as LTE is definitely possible, as we have seen in the abundance of live streaming apps.


Sprint’s 5G Network Has Gone Live In Four Cities Today

Sprint had confirmed that its commercial 5G network would be going live at the end of May and it has followed through on the timeline. The carrier has flipped the switch on its 5G network in four cities today, namely Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and Kansas City. It has now become the third major carrier in the United States to launch the next-generation mobile network for its customers.


Lenovo Project Limitless: 5G PC, Powered By Snapdragon 8cx

At Computex 2019, Qualcomm and Lenovo have demonstrated “Project Limitless” the world’s first 5G PC, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx platform and a discrete Qualcomm X55 5G modem.


Sprint Releases Its First 5G Devices On May 31st

Sprint has confirmed the availability details for its first 5G devices today. They will be available from the carrier starting May 31st. Its first 5G devices include the LG V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone and the HTC 5G Hub mobile hotspot. Both devices will initially be available to customers only in the first few markets where the carrier’s next-generation network will go live.


iPhones With Apple-Designed 5G Modems Won’t Be Arriving Anytime Soon

Apple and Qualcomm have recently settled their ongoing lawsuits with each other, which some have taken to indicate that come 2020, we can expect to see Apple launch their 5G iPhones. Apple had previously been rumored to use Intel’s 5G tech for their iPhones, but with Intel dropping out of the 5G race for good, Qualcomm is pretty much the only other option.


UK’s First 5G Mobile Service Launches July 3rd

The United Kingdom will soon join the small list of countries where mobile 5G service is now available. South Korea was the first, followed by the United States. It has now been confirmed that Vodafone will be the first mobile network in the United Kingdom to provide the country’s first 5G service.


Huawei’s First TV Could Sport 8K Resolution And 5G Connectivity

Last year, it was discovered that Huawei had filed for a trademark that indicated that the company could be working on a TV of their own. Now according to a report from the Asian Nikkei Review, it seems that Huawei’s upcoming TV could actually be a rather interesting device with a rumored 8K resolution and also 5G connectivity.


A Samsung Galaxy S10 5G In Korea Has Caught On Fire

We imagine that the snafu with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catching on fire is probably still quite a sore spot for Samsung, and that the company has definitely learnt from their mistakes. However, we’re sure we can’t be the only ones to start feeling a bit uneasy whenever we hear reports about Samsung phones catching on fire.


More Evidence That Apple Could Be Developing Its Own 5G Modems

For a while now it has been rumored that Apple could be looking to develop their own modems. For a company that seems to love to do everything themselves where possible, it actually made a lot of sense. Now according to a report from The Telegraph, there is more evidence that Apple could indeed be working on their own modem, a 5G one no doubt.