In a related and exciting development, a Twitter user named Sherif Hanna has tweeted the picture of a phone, which he claims to be the world’s first 5G smartphone. Hanna is the marketing lead for LTE and 5G NR Modems for Qualcomm.
In his tweet, he posted a picture of a smartphone with caption: “Hard to believe that I have the world’s first 5G smartphone in my hand!”
Hard to believe that I have the world's first 5G smartphone in my hand! 😁 pic.twitter.com/b180MawEyT
— Sherif Hanna 📶 (@sherifhanna) October 25, 2017
The smartphone shown in the image appears to feature a dual camera with a dual LED flash setup. While the cameras are horizontally aligned, the flash is vertically aligned. You can also spot the Qualcomm Snapdragon logo at the bottom back.
According to Digit, the smartphone in the picture is Qualcomm’s first mmWave 5G reference design; it’s not a final unit. The company designed the same for testing and optimizing the 5G mmWave performance for a mobile form factor.
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