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Smartphones with 5G connectivity




5G is the future of mobile connectivity. Telecommunications companies have already introduced their 5G networks, and smartphone brands have released some of their early devices that support it. If you’re wondering what they are, we’ve listed them down below.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G was announced alongside the other Galaxy S10 series in February. It is based on the S10 but with support for 5G connectivity, has a larger screen, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. It launched in South Korea on April 5, 2019.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G specs:
6.7-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio
7nm/8nm 64-bit Octa-core processor
8GB RAM
256/512GB storage
12MP telephoto + 12MP wide-angle + 16MP ultra-wide + 3D depth sensor rear cameras
10MP + 3D depth sensor front camera
5G, 4G LTE LTE Cat.20
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz)
NFC
Stereo speakers Sound by AKG
Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor
Face unlock capability
4,500mAh battery capacity
25W fast charging support
Wireless charging
77.1 x 162.6 x 7.9mm
198g
Majestic Black, Royal Gold, Crown Silver

LG V50 ThinQ 5G

The V50 ThinQ 5G was also unveiled in February and is, in a way, just a V40 ThinQ with updated hardware and new accessories like the second screen that can be attached to the phone for additional functions.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G specs:
6.4-inch 19.5:9 QHD+ (3120 x 1440) OLED FullVision Display, 538ppi
2.85GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Qualcomm X50 5G modem
Adreno 640 GPU
6GB LPDDR4x RAM
128GB UFS 2.1 storage
expandable via microSD up to 2TB
12MP F1.5 (main) + 16MP F1.9 (ultrawide) + 12MP F2.4 (telephoto), rear cameras
8MP F1.9 (main) + 5MP F2.2 (wide), front cameras
Nano SIM
5G, 4G LTE-A 4 Band CA
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0 BLE
NFC
USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
Fingerprint scanner
Face Recognition
Boombox Speaker
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
DTS:X 3D Surround Sound
Super Far-Field Voice Recognition
IP68 Water and Dust Resistance
MIL-STD 810G Compliance
FM Radio
LGUX (Android 9 Pie)
4000mAh battery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3
Wireless Charging
59.2 x 76.1 x 8.3mm
183g
Color: Astro Black

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G

Also announced in February, the Mi Mix 3 5G, as the name suggests, it is a Mix 3 but with an updated chipset to support 5G connectivity and improved battery.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G specs:
6.39-inch 19.5:9 AMOLED display @ 2340 x 1080px, 403ppi
93.4% screen-to-body ratio, 103.8% NTSC color gamut, 60000:1 contrast ratio, HDR
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Snapdragon 855 AIE 2.8GHz octa-core processor
Adreno 640 GPU
6GB, 8GB, 10GB LPDDR4X RAM
128GB, 256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
12MP IMX363 f/1.8 + 12MP S5K3M3 f/2.4 AI dual rear cameras w/ LED flash
2x optical zoom, 4-axis OIS, 960 fps slow motion, Steady Handheld Night Photography, AI scene detection
24MP Sony IMX576 + 2MP hidden AI dual front cameras
AI Scene Detection, AI bokeh, AI Studio Lighting
Full magnetic slider
Dual SIM
5G, 4G LTE, 4×4 MIMO
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
Dual Frequency GPS, A-GPS, Galileo, QZSS, Beidou
Multi-Function NFC
USB 2.0 Type-C
Xiao AI voice assistant (dedicated button)
Fingerprint Scanner (rear-mounted)
AI Face Unlock
MIUI 10 (Android 9 Pie)
3,800mAh battery with QuickCharge 4.0+ fast charging, 10W Qi wireless charging
157.89 x 74.69 x 8.46 mm
218 g
Emerald Green, Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue

Huawei Mate X

Huawei’s foldable phone is also 5G-capable. Aside from its ability to transform into a tablet from a typical smartphone size, it also carries the new Kirin 980 chip with a Balong 5000 5G modem.

Huawei Mate X specs:
8-inch 8:7.1 AMOLED screen @ 2480 x 2200 px (unfolded)
6.6-inch 19.5:9 display @ 2480 x 1148 px (front, when folded)
6.4-inch 25:9 display @ 2480 x 892 px (back, when folded)
Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 5G chip
2x Cortex A76 2.6GHz + 2x Cortex A76 1.92GHz + 4x Cortex A55 1.8GHz
Balong 5000 5G modem
8GB RAM
512GB storage
expandable via Huawei NM up to 256GB (uses SIM2)
40MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8) + 20MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2) + 8MP (Telephoto, f/2.4) Leica Triple cameras,
Dual SIM (hybrid, nano), Dual Standby
5G, 4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
Dual-band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Fingerprint sensor
USB 3.1 Type-C
EMUI 10 (Android 9 Pie)
4,500mAh Li-Po battery
55W Fast Charge
Huawei Supercharge

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G

The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is the 5G-capable model of the Mate 20 X and takes advantage of the HiSilicon Balong 5G modem. The specs are the same as the original Mate 20 X except for the battery which was reduced to 4,200mAh from 5,000mAh.

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G specs:
7.2-inch FHD+ (2244 x 1080) OLED 18.7:9 display, 346ppi
Kirin 980 2.6GHz octa-core processor
Mali-G76 MP10
6GB RAM
128GB storage
up to 256GB via NM card
40MP F1.8 + 20MP F2.2 (ultrawide) + 8MP F2.4 (telephoto) Triple Leica Camera
24MP F2.0 front camera
Dual-SIM
5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
Dual-GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Fingerprint scanner (rear)
Face Unlock
NFC
IR blaster
IP53 water and dust resistance
Dual-speakers
Huawei M-Pen
Vapor Chamber
3.5mm audio port
USB 3.1 Type-C
EMUI 9.0 (Android 9.0 Pie)
4,200mAh battery w/ SuperCharge

OPPO Reno 5G

The OPPO Reno 5G is the latest addition to the new Reno smartphone lineup. It launched just this month in Europe and is based on the Reno 10X Zoom with a Snapdragon 855 chip and triple rear cameras, but only offered in an 8GB + 256GB model.

OPPO Reno 5G specs:
6.6-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED display, 387ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 2.8GHz octa-core CPU
Adreno 640 GPU
8GB LPDDR4x 2133mhz RAM + 256GB UFS 2.1
microSD card support (SIM 2 slot)
48MP Sony IMX586 F1.7 main + 13MP F3.0 Periscope telephoto camera + 8MP F2.2 super wide-angle camera, Dual OIS
16MP F2.0 front camera
Dual-SIM
5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo, QZSS
NFC
USB Type-C
3.5mm audio jack
In-display fingerprint scanner
Face Recognition
ColorOS 6 (Android 9.0 Pie)
4,065mAh battery w/ Super VOOC Flash Charge 3.0
162 x 77.2 x 9.3 mm
210 g

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G

Announced in February, the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G is also powered by a Snapdragon 855 chipset. It sports a 6.47-inch AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and has a fingerprint reader under the display.

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G specs:
6.47-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED display, 398ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core CPU
Adreno 640 GPU
6GB RAM
128GB internal storage
48MP F1.8 (main) + 20MP (ultrawide) + 8MP (telephoto), rear cameras
20MP front camera
Dual-SIM
5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
USB 2.0 Type-C
In-display fingerprint sensor
4,000mAh battery w/ Quick Charge 4+, wireless charging
159.2 x 73.4 x 7.9 mm
175 g

Samsung Galaxy Fold

First introduced by Samsung in its Galaxy Unpacked event last February, the Galaxy Fold features a 4.6-inch display when folded and transforms into a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex display. It’s been demonstrated that it can run three apps simultaneously and has seamless app continuity. Running under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage.

Samsung Galaxy Fold specs:
7.3-inch 4.2:3 QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex display
4.6-inch 21:9 HD+ Super AMOLED display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 2.85GHz octa-core CPU
Adreno 640 GPU
12GB LPDDR4X RAM
512GB internal storage
Triple rear cameras:
16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera
12MP f1.5/f2.4 wide-angle camera, Dual Pixel AF, OIS
12MP f/2.4 telephoto camera, PDAF, OIS, 2X optical zoom
Dual front cameras (inside):
10MP f/2.2 front camera
8MP f/1.9 RGB depth camera
10MP f/2.2 cover camera
5G, LTE
Single SIM (nano)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
fingerprint scanner (side mounted)
USB Type-C 3.1
Samsung Bixby (commands, dictation)
Samsung DeX compatible
4,380mAh battery
Fast Charging (QC 2.0)
Wireless Charging
Samsung One UI (Android 9.0 Pie)
Cosmo Black, Space Silver, Martian Green, Astro Blue

And that sums them up. More smartphones with support for 5G will come out once the telecommunications companies have rolled out their 5G networks. For us in the Philippines, we’ll just have to wait.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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2 Responses

  1. Drew says:

    Y is the 1+ 7 not included?

  2. Janry Antonio says:

    When Samsung galaxy S10+ 5G available in the Philippines?

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