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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 for 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 in 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 the network with more than 20Gbps speeds; it is expected to deliver speed between 10Gbps and 1000Gbps.

As a reminder, 4G LTE is capable of providing a speed of 1Gbps, which means 5G 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 10 5G Smartphones List

1. 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.

lenovo Z6 Pro 5G

 

The smartphone comes with a Full HD+ AMOLED display and runs Android 9.0 Pie.

Price and Availability: Not known

2. 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.

nubia X 5G

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

3. 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.

IQOO 5G

Both the 5G smartphone and the fast charging tech were revealed at MWC 2019 Shanghai.

Price and Availability: Not Known, Q3, 2019

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

samsung galaxy S10 5G

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

6. 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).

samsung galaxy Fold

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

7. 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.

huawei mate x

Additionally, the Huawei Mate X comes with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.

Price and Availability: Euros 2,299 in mid-2019

8. 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.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G

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

9. 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.

LG V50 ThinQ

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

10. 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.

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G

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

11. 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.

OPPO Reno

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

12. 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.

5G Moto Mod

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

13. Vivo Apex 2019

Vivo’s first 5G — the Vivo Apex 2019 — is a concept smartphone, which comes with 5G connectivity and its portless nature as its USPs. The portless smartphone comes with support for Touch Sense technology and Magport for easy use and transfer of data.

The device has a FullView display, which acts as a speaker with the use of Body SoundCasting tech. The smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 855 processor, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB ROM.

Vivo Apex 2019

Furthermore, it supports the full display in-display fingerprint scanning.

However, as the smartphone is a concept one, other details remain unknown. 

Price and Availability: Not Known

As the 5G era has just begun, we will be seeing the launches of many more 5G smartphones. Hence, the list will be updated as new entrants arrive!

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