It’s finally the time when 5G is not a distant dream! With an aim to attain faster and faster internet speeds, we finally have the next-gen 5G network soon to be commercially available to all. With this, smartphone makers are also readying themselves with new smartphones, all being 5G-ready.
While there is some more time left for us to finally be able to use the 5G network, we do have a couple of 5G phones announced by many of our favorite tech companies. Hence, here I am again to tell you of all the 5G phones that have made their entry into the mobile world, soon to go public.
However, before I list down all the 5G smartphones, I would like to share a brief about 5G:
What Is 5G?
The 5G network is the fifth generation network and is meant for even better and faster internet speeds as compared to 4G. The 5G network has been defined by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as a network with more than 20Gbps speeds; it is expected to deliver speeds between 10Gbps and 1000Gbps.
As a reminder, 4G LTE is capable of providing a speed of 1Gbps, which means 5G technology will be at least 20 times faster than the current network we are dealing with.
5G will allow us to view 4K and 8K with more convenience and will back a large number of IoT (Internet of Things) devices with ease. Going by all the claims, 5G seems to be the network making things easier than ever!
Top 17 5G Smartphones List
1. Huawei Mate 30/30 Pro 5G
Huawei’s new Mate 30 series is the latest entrant in the 5G arena with the Mate 30 5G and the Mate 30 Pro 5G.
While the Mate 30 5G has a 6.62-inch Full HD+ OLED display, the Mate 30 Pro 5G has a smaller 6.53-inch OLED one. Both smartphones come with Kirin 990 5G processors, coupled with 8GB of RAM. The Mate 30 5G has a 128GB of ROM and the Mate 30 Pro 5G has an increased 256GB of ROM.
Optics-wise, the Mate 30 5G has three rear cameras (40MP, 16MP, 8MP) and a 24MP front snapper, while the Mate 30 Pro 5G has four (40MP, 40MP, 8MP, 3D depth sensor) and a 32MP selfie camera.
The Mate 30 5G has a 4,200mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge fast charging. The Mate 30 Pro, on the other hand, has a bigger 4,500mAh battery with the same fast charging tech.
Additionally, both smartphones run Android 10 and sport an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Price and Availability: €1,199 (Mate 30 Pro 5G), not known
2. Vivo Nex 3 5G
Vivo recently announced its Vivo Nex 3 5G smartphone in Shanghai. The smartphone comes with a 6.89-inch Full HD+ AMOLED notch-less waterfall display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor.
On the camera front, there are three snappers at the back (64MP, 13MP, 13MP) and a 16MP front-facing camera. The front camera is of a pop-up nature.
The device has two RAM/ROM options: 8GB/256GB and 12GB/256GB. Powered by a 4,500mAh battery, the device will run Android 9.0 Pie.
Price and Availability: Starts at CNY 5,698, in coming months
3. Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
Samsung’s third 5G smartphone is the most recent Galaxy A90 5G, which is also the first 5G smartphone in mid-segment.
The smartphone has major highlights in the form of three rear cameras (48MP, 8MP, 5MP), a 6.7-inch Infinity-U display, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a Snapdragon 855 processor.
The device comes in two RAM/ROM versions: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, has a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging and facial recognition.
Price and Availability: 899,800 won, South Korea
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
At its most recent Unpacked Event, Samsung announced a 5G version of the Galaxy Note 10+ called the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. The smartphone shares all its specs with the Galaxy Note 10+, except that the former has 5G connectivity.
The smartphone comes with a 6.8-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display, Exynos 9825 processor, 12GB of RAM, and two ROM options: 256GB and 512GB.
There are four rear cameras (16MP, 12MP, 12MP, 3D depth sensor) and a 10MP front camera. Additionally, there is a 4,300mAh battery, Android 9.0 Pie, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Price and Availability: $1,299.99, South Korea
5. Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
Huawei recently unveiled a new 5G smartphone — the Mate 20 X 5G — with various features apart from just the 5G connectivity.
The smartphone is powered by Balong 5000 5G chipset with 7nm Kirin 980 processor. It has a 7.2-inch OLED full HD+ display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage.
The camera department has three rear cameras: a 40MP wide-angle lens, a 20MP Ultra wide-angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens. The front one is rated at 24MP.
Additionally, the Mate 20 X 5G has a 4,200mAh battery with SuperCharge fast charging tech, Android 9.0 Pie, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Price and Availability: Not Known
6. Lenovo Z6 Pro 5G
Lenovo is the most recent company to launch its 5G smartphone at MWC 2019 Shanghai called the Z6 Pro 5G.
The new 5G smartphone shares specs with the Z6 Pro, coming with a Snapdragon 855 chipset, four rear cameras, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging.
The smartphone comes with a Full HD+ AMOLED display and runs Android 9.0 Pie.
Price and Availability: Not known
7. Nubia X 5G
ZTE’s 5G phone is the Nubia X 5G, which is the 5G variant of the Nubia X. The smartphone is a dual-display 5G smartphone, coming with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with X50 modem.
The front display spans 6.26-inch and the rear display is rated at 5.1-inch, both with an aspect ratio of 19:9. However, there is currently no word on whether or not the smartphone entirely shares specs with the Nubia X.
Price and Availability: Not Known
8. Vivo iQOO 5G
Vivo’s 5G smartphone is the Vivo iQOO 5G. which comes with a Snapdragon 855 processor along with the Snapdragon X50 modem.
While there is no word on other details regarding the smartphone as it is a prototype by the company, it comes with Vivo’s Super FlashCharge 120W fast charging tech. The technology is expected to fully charge a 4,000mAh battery in just 13 minutes.
Both the 5G smartphone and the fast charging tech were revealed at MWC 2019 Shanghai.
Price and Availability: Not Known, Q3, 2019
9. OnePlus 7 Pro 5G
In addition to the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus announced the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G — its first 5G smartphone in the UK. The device sports a 6.67-inch 90Hz Quad HD+ display and a Snapdragon 855 processor, much like the OnePlus 7 Pro.
It has a triple-camera setup at the back (48MP, 16MP, 8MP) and a 16MP pop-up front camera. Additionally, it has an in-display fingerprint scanner. However, there is no word on the RAM/ROM configuration the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G will come with.
Price and Availability: Not Known
10. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
Samsung, while announcing its 2019 Galaxy S10 series, also announced its first-ever 5G smartphone, dubbed the Galaxy S10 5G, which is currently available to buy in South Korea. In terms of specs, the Galaxy S10 5G has a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display and is powered by an Exynos 9820 processor.
On the camera front, the device sports four rear snappers (12MP telephoto lens, 12MP wide-angle lens, 16MP ultra wide-angle lens, 3D depth sensor) and two front cameras (10MP, 3D depth sensor).
It comes equipped with 8GB of RAM and two ROM options: 256GB and 512GB. With a 4,500mAh battery, the 5G smartphone supports fast charging, runs Android 9.0 Pie, and features an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Price and Availability: Starts at $1,231 in South Korea
11. Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung has not just announced one, but two 5G smartphones — the other one (also being a foldable device) is called the Galaxy Fold. The 5G variant of the Galaxy Fold comes with a 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED display, which becomes a 4.6-inch one when folded inwards.
The device has three rear cameras (16MP ultra wide-angle lens, 12MP wide-angle lens, 12MP telephoto lens) and three front snappers (one outside 10MP one, and two 10MP and 8MP on the inside).
Powered by a 7nm processor, the device has 12GB of RAM, 512GB of ROM, a 4,235mAh battery with fast charging, Android 9.0 Pie, and a capacitive fingerprint scanner.
Price and Availability: $1,980, Not known
12. Huawei Mate X
Huawei’s first 5G smartphone — the Huawei Mate X — is also its first-ever foldable smartphone. The foldable 5G smartphone folds outwards and the display is an 8-inch OLED display, which becomes a 6.6-inch when folded.
It is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 980 and gets its fuel from a 4,500mAh battery with support for 55W SuperCharge fast charging tech. The device comes with a sidebar, which is home to three Leica cameras, a power on/off button, doubling as a fingerprint scanner.
Additionally, the Huawei Mate X comes with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.
Price and Availability: Euros 2,299 in mid-2019
13. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
While all the companies were stepping into the 5G world, Xiaomi also could not stay back and therefore, launched its 5G smartphone in the form of the Mi Mix 3 5G.
The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor with Snapdragon X50 5G modem and features a slider design as its highlight. The display is rated at 6.39-inch and features a bezel-less design. The slider design has two hidden front cameras (24MP, 12MP), which can be accessed when the smartphone is slid.
The back of the device also houses two snappers, rated at 12MP each. Additionally, it has a 3,800mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, Android 9.0 Pie, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Price and Availability: Euros 390 in mid-2019
14. LG V50 ThinQ
Among many smartphone manufacturers, LG too has unveiled its first 5G phone, called the LG V50 ThinQ. Apart from 5G support, the smartphone has three rear cameras (12MP primary lens, 12MP telephoto lens, 16MP Super wide-angle lens) and two front cameras (8MP, 5MP) as its highlights.
The device features a 6.4-inch OLED display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It has 6GB of RAM, 128GB inbuilt storage, a 4,000mAh battery, IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, a back-mounted fingerprint scanner, and DTS:X 3D Surround audio system.
Price and Availability: $1,152 via Sprint in the US
15. ZTE Axon 10 Pro
ZTE unveiled its version of a 5G smartphone in the form of the Axon 10 Pro at the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) tradeshow. The smartphone comes with a 6.7-inch Full HD+ waterdrop notched display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor.
The camera department has three rear snappers (48MP, 20MP wide-angle lens, 8MP telephoto lens) and a 20MP front camera as its highlights. It comes in three RAM/ROM options: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB and 12GB/256GB, and has a 4,000mAh battery capacity.
Additionally, it runs Android 9.0 Pie and sports an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Price and Availability: Starts at CNY 3,199 via JD.com in China
16. OPPO Reno 5G
OPPO also unveiled the 5G version of OPPO Reno, making it the company’s first smartphone in the 5G arena. Other than 5G, the OPPO Reno 5G has various other attractions such as the 6.6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED full-screen display, three rear cameras (48MP, 8MP, 13MP), a wedge pop-up 16MP front shooter, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, has 8GB of RAM, and 256GB on-board storage. It is backed by a 4,065mAh battery and runs ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie.
Price and Availability: Not Known
17. Motorola 5G Moto Mod for Moto Z Series
Motorola also dived into the 5G smartphone pool, however, not in the form of a smartphone. It launched its 5G Moto Mod along with the Moto Z3, which is also compatible with the Moto Z2 and the recently-launched Moto Z4.
The 5G Moto Mod converts the Motorola Moto Z smartphones into a 5G smartphone by simply connecting it to the device.
Approved by the FCC, the 5G Moto Mod provides the Moto Z2, Z3, and Z4 smartphones with up to 10 times faster network speeds, an additional 2,000mAh battery, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem for Snapdragon 855 chipset support.
Price and Availability: $199.99 via Verizon in the US
As the 5G era has just begun, we will be seeing the launches of many more smartphones with 5G technology. Hence, the list will be updated as new entrants arrive!