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Top 5 Most Anticipated 5G Smartphones You Would Definitely See In 2019

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2019 is just around the corner and there’s one thing we all are certainly excited about – “5G”.

5G smartphones are definitely going to be taking over in 2019, with many of the biggest Android OEMs already confirming that they are working on 5G-ready phones.

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Also confirming this is Qualcomm chief, Christiano Amon, has confirmed that “every Android vendor is working of 5G right now”, and it becomes increasingly clear that by the end of 2019 5G is going to be well and truly here.

At Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii this month, Amon stated that:

“By the holidays next year, every flagship handset – at least when it comes to those running Google’s Android software and using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor – will tap into 5G.”

Considering the current technologies we have around us, we can’t deny the fact that we need more speed. Besides, who even likes slow internet. Things like Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality ,iOT and even self driving cars need such speed and considering they all would be easily controlled from our phones speed is a necessity

In this post I’ll be talking about the best 5G phones we’re expecting in 2019, with brands  like  Samsung, Sony, OnePlus ,Xiaomi and Huawei giving us the best to expect but before that –

What Is 5G And How Does It Work?

5G is the successor of 4G LTE . Once phones are built to support 5G we can definitely expect faster internet speed.

How much Faster?

It actually depends on your device , location, and network, but you should expect improvements of around 15-50 percent . 5G can actually improve on 4G many more times than that in lab conditions, so there’s definitely a lot room to grow: just imagine full 4K movies downloading in a minute or two, and you’re in the right area.

5G is not just about faster internet , It’s also about capacity, and being able to get a strong network signal in extremely crowded areas. In other words, you wouldn’t lose network reception at a crowded arena or a music concert.

1. SAMSUNG GALAXY S10

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South Korean OEM , Samsung has just given a sneak peak of its incoming 5G flagship at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Maui, which ran from December 4 – 6.

The sneak peak showed a Galaxy S10, streameing native 4K movies from Netflix without any issues whatsoever, as well as simultaneously outputting the video to a connected 4K TV.

And, simply put, the transition to 5G for the Galaxy  S10 would make a lot of  sense as it would add dramatically to its list of features that will have Apple very worried.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is slated for launch at Mobile World Congress 2019, taking place at the end of February, it would also cement Samsung’s position at the fore of the 5G charge, leaving many of its rivals playing catch up.

2. HUAWEI P30 OR MATE 30

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Just watching by  Walter Ji, President of Huawei’s Western European Consumer Business Group speaking at an exclusive interview to T3 , I can confirm that Huawei is working on 5G

The senior Huawei exec confirmed that 5G would feature “if not for P30, then for sure it will be in the Mate series next September”.

According to Mr Ji  –

“We have two flagship products. In March, we have the P series, and in October, we have the Mate series. So it will depend on how the chipset develops, because the 5G needs high power consumption.”

Considering that battery life is one of the smartphone industry’s biggest challenges right now and most flagship phones delivering at most a day and half of battery life between charges, clearly companies are going to have to find ways to increase their handsets’ internal batteries, or streamline and optimise how energy is used.

3. ONE PLUS 7 / 7T

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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau  confirmed at the Mobile World Congress held in Shanghai that the company is “working with US carriers” to bring a 5G smartphone to market next year.

That means that either the  OnePlus 7 or possibly the OnePlus 7T is going to be that 5G phone

Also,considering that OnePlus really knows what they are doing in terms of hardware too, I expect them not to fall back in 2019.

OnePlus usually releases its flagship phones around May or July, so the OnePlus 7 would likely be among the second wave of 5G devices, coming directly after Samsung, Sony and Huawei.

4. OPPO 2019 5G FLAGSHIP

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Oppo is definitely one of my favorite brands and I really like what they are cooking up for consumers in 2019.

Oppo has reportedly confirmed that it has successfully made a connection between a customised Oppo R15 smartphone and a 5G network. Although this connection was made in Oppo’s 5G communication protocol laboratory, it is still a very positive sign that they have 5G in their books.

In January , Oppo concluded a deal with Qualcomm to use its components for devices, while in May 2018 it also showed the world’s first 5G video call, too. Expect a March or April release date for Oppo’s first 5G phone based on the launch window of 2018’s Oppo R15.

5. XIAOMI MI MIX 3

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Another of my favorite brands – Xiaomi. They launched the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 in late October and, is currently set for a Q1 2019 release date. This would put it near the front of the 5G smartphone release schedule which is not surprising since they’re known for spearheading new trends.

5G aside, the Mi Mix 3 is a pretty solid device, with a magnetically sliding 6.39-inch OLED display embedded in a sleek bezel-less design (93.4% screen-to-body ratio), and a suite of hardware that includes a maximum of 10GB of RAM and 256GM of storage space, as well as a dual rear camera system (24MP + 2MP). It’s expected to cost around N280,000 (565 Pounds)

The big question on my mind is – Is Nigeria Ready For 5G?

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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MTN Night Plan Reduced – See New 2019 Data Plan

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If there’s one thing I hate about MTN is the way they make some changes to data plans, they’re just punishing subscribers. With the MTN Night Plan reduced you may want to look into another data plan for your night crawling needs.

MTN Night Plan Reduced

Around August last year, the plan was initially reduced from 500mb for N25 to 125MB and from 1GB for N50 to 500MB. And now, the plan has been reduced again.

 

MTN Night Plan Reduced

 

MTN Night Plan Reduced

To be honest, this is annoying. Basically, you’ll now get 125MB for N25 and 250MB for N50. However, there’s an alternative . The Airtel night plan still offers you something better; with N25, you’ll get 500MB.

So MTN –

MTN Night Plan Reduced

 

Also you can simply check out my post about affordable data plans if you are looking for an alternative.

 

 

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Xiaomi Partners With Jumia Nigeria To Compete With Tecno And Infinix

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In an effort to take the African mobile space there’s a new development – Xiaomi partners with Jumia. They will have access to sell their phones exclusively on the popular e-commerce platform. If you remember clearly I made a post concerning Xiaomi’s plans to come back to Africa and now they have partnered with Jumia.

Xiaomi Partners With Jumia

 

Xiaomi Partners With Jumia- What It Means

This partnership means Jumia will open the Mi official store on its platform and give Xiaomi access to millions of online customers across 14 countries in Africa while Jumia will be able to offer the Redmi Go (1GB+8GB) exclusively in Africa as well as other devices later in the year.

 

Xiaomi Partners With Jumia

According to Xiaomi VP –

We believe in working with companies that share our values and delighted to partner with Jumia to reach more Mi fans across Africa,” said Wang Xiang, Senior Vice President of Xiaomi. “The e-commerce model is part of Xiaomi’s DNA and we believe that working with Jumia will help us bring innovation for everyone across the continent.”

This partnership covers Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Morocco, and Ghana, and will gradually expand to other countries where Jumia operates. Most markets will be directly supplied from China.

 

Xiaomi Partners With Jumia- What I Think About It

In general, I’d say this is a bold move from Xiaomi but if they want to really shake the big boys here (Tecno, Infinix and Itel) , they should provide offline stores in the top 5 cities in the country – Lagos , Port Harcourt , Abuja , Kano And Ibadan.

Also they should provide excellent customer service and service centers in those locations as well. A lot of people are still scared of buying things online.

Last but not least, they should have a new branch Xiaomi Nigeria and the team should engage in massive marketing from billboards to digital ads. Personally, I feel fellow techies like me wouldn’t say they don’t know Xiaomi but if they really want to reach out to everyone , ads are a must and one more thing. Don’t forget tech reviewers not based in Lagos, Cheers.

 

 

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