Mobile network operators are beginning to switch on the next-gen cellular connectivity in select parts of the World, and the latter part of 2019 will for sure witness more operators in more countries and cities joining embracing the super-fast 5G network. Some operators EE in the UK, for example, says it expects users to experience an increase in speeds of around 100-150Mbps when using the 5G network — “even in the busiest areas” where network coverage extends, and could also break the one gigabit-per-second milestone.
While the rollout of 5G networks continues to expand to include more countries, mobile phone makers are also banking on the trend to churn out devices that can click to the 5G networks. While the likes of Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei, and even its parent OPPO can already boast of 5G compliant devices, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth has come out to whet the appetite of its fans with the hint that its company will in the nearest time key into the 5G waves.
The CEO earlier today took to Twitter to announce that it’ll be launching a 5G smartphone later this year., saying it will be among the first to bring the first 5G product later this year, and what is more, India will be getting the technology as soon as possible, he added.
The CEO didn’t reveal any more details, but with the hint that India will get the technology as soon as possible, we could bet a real 5G enabled Realme Phone will be announced later this year. The brand CEO in a chat with Gsmarena earlier this year hinted that its 5G phone will be ready in India by the time the operators are ready, or maybe even before the operators are ready.
When will the 5G networks hit the India airwaves? India’s Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told media on Monday the newly-elected government plans to commence 5G trials within 100 days and conduct the auction of 5G airwaves in 2019. That might even take longer as the lobby group Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) raised alarms earlier this week that the proposed pricing of the 5G spectrum is unaffordable and above even global discovered prices.”