5G technology is the buzz word right now. As telecom operators and device manufacturers are looking at ways to implement the technology, we already have a glimpse of what could possibly turn out to be the world’s first 5G smartphone. Also Read - Airtel partners with Intel for its 5G network development: Details hereAlso Read - Airtel 5G Mumbai trials show download speeds of 1.2Gbps, upload at 850Mbps
The purported device showed up through Qualcomm’s Marketing lead for LTE and 5G NR modems Sherif Hannak’s tweet. In his tweet posted last week, he shows off a smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon logo at the back. Also Read - Top tech news today: Pokemon Go Fest 2021, Qualcomm smartphone and more
If the image is anything to go by, the phone could feature a dual-camera setup at the back, along with redesigned antenna lines. The device appears to feature a design language similar to Sony’s Xperia lineup with edgy corners. In response to messages to his tweet, Hannak reveals how the support for multi-mode 2G/3G/4G/5G. ALSO READ: The buzz is great, but 5G on Indian phones is still a distant dream
It is worth noting that while the phone features a Qualcomm branding at the back, it could be a prototype device being tested by the chipmaker. Qualcomm said earlier that 5G mobile technology could be made available to users as soon as 2020, and the latest photo appears to be in line with the claims. Earlier this month, Qualcomm successfully tested Snapdragon X50 5G modem chipset, which is claimed to deliver 1 gigabit a second wireless data to smartphones.
5G technology’s major use case is in Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The fifth-generation technology is said to further improve how we interact with devices. ALSO READ: 5G in India: Faster connectivity, IoT, Smart Cities, socio-economic impact and more