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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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Infinix Smart 3 Plus Launched In Nigeria – Full Specifications

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The Infinix Smart 3 Plus is a new device launched by Infinix Mobile and it comes with decent specifications. It’s a device I would say is a mid-range budget device so don’t expect much power from this phone.

INFINIX SMART 3 Plus

I still feel with Xiaomi around in Nigeria now Infinix would have stepped up their game but it seems they’re just recycling designs ever since they released the first device with a tear drop notch.

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Features

The triple rear camera is quite interesting as well.  In terms of design you get a plastic unibody with glass-finish at the back. The glass-finish adds a premium finish to the phone but unfortunately makes it a fingerprint magnet.

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There’s also a microUSB port, the 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone just right below the device. The front of the phone shows the teardrop notch, the selfie camera and the earpiece. Sound quality is not that bad however, The Smart 3 Plus has a downward firing mono speaker which isn’t too loud and you’ll actually prefer using your headphones. I still wonder why Infinix didn’t use the Dirac Speakers in this device.

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It has a HD+ resolution display with a 2.5D glass for a premium feel. But I’m a bit disappointed with the 720p resolution and the large display doesn’t actually show what we all expected. It’s a bit low but I’m guessing it’s a sacrifice to put the phone in the budget range.

The back of the phone houses the triple-camera setup .The primary sensor is a 13-megapixel camera with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a low-light QVGA sensor.

Let’s take a look at the quick specifications of the device

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Quick Specifications

  • Display: 6.2 inches
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22
  • RAM+ROM: 32GB / 3GB
  • Operating System: Android 9. (Pie) + XOS 5.0 Cheetah;
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Camera: Triple 13MP +2MP Depth sensor+ low light sensor
  • Sensor: Fingerprint , accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass ,
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery : 3500 mAh battery

See the Full Specifications here –Infinix Smart 3 Plus

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How Android Smartphones Are Slowly Turning Into Commodities

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In this post I’ll be looking at a something that has been bothering me for a while – How Android Smartphones Are Slowly Turning Into Commodities.

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Starting from the end of 2016 till date Android smartphone design aesthetics have moved from being a bit bulky to being almost bezelless.

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I appreciate that fact but every good thing comes with a little bad side and unfortunately the bad side of this issue might actually wreck the entire Android ecosystem if companies don’t come up with good enough designs to make people see reasons to actually get a new smartphone.

If you’re wondering what I mean by Android smartphones becoming commodities, well take a close look at this image below.

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Can you tell the difference?

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Forget about the specs for a while and take a closer look. You know how we all see printers like mere products with different prices, we would see smartphones that way soon. Apart from that the user experience on every Android smartphone is very similar so it’s still basically the same product built on different hardware with an identical design. Doesn’t that remind you of a digital printer or any other computer peripheral?

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Even smartphone companies are aware of this hard truth, they want us to buy new phones but with everything in their lineup looking the same it’s harder to sell new flagship device.

So far only Huawei and Vivo aren’t experiencing problems in selling their flagship devices, the rest of the companies , Apple , Google and Samsung are finding it hard to sell their new smartphones and they are responding to this in different ways.

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Google announced the Pixel 3A a few days ago, a smaller version of the Pixel 3 , Samsung and Apple have reduced the price of some of their devices (Apple’s price cut only affected China).

Sometime ago, Apple even had to reduce the speed for their older iPhones just to sell the newer ones.

I still give Samsung and Huawei a thumbs up for pulling off the design on the foldable smartphone. However they’re both still very expensive and not something average users would want to spend money on. Irrespective of the mishap that happened on the Galaxy Fold , I still think we can look towards foldable phones to bail the Android OS out. Hopefuly the next version of the Galaxy Fold won’t be a complete mishap.

Apple might actually survive the whole issue since they have total control over their OS, Android on other hand might not. Android Manufacturers should look beyond specs and give us something o

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