According to recent reports, Google has begun trial production of a 5G smartphone in China and this device may arrive next week. Google currently has an aggressive expansion plan for its hardware program. With the company already on a 5G device, it is entering the 5G field ahead of its rival, Apple. From the speculations, Google’s 5G smartphone may arrive on October 15. In addition to the 5G phone, Google will release two new 4G Pixel phones, as well as a smartwatch and a laptop.
The two Pixel 4 smartphones are in mass production and will ship immediately after the release next week. According to the report, Google’s 5G smartphone trial-production is in China. This will be the first American 5G smartphone. We expect Google’s 5G smartphone to compete with the like of Samsung and Huawei which already have multiple 5G smartphones.
In addition, this is also a challenge for Microsoft. After exiting the mobile phone market in 2016, Microsoft returned to the highly competitive smartphone market last week and released a dual-screen smartphone.
Google has never hidden its determination to fully enter the hardware market. With its strong financial resources, it is bound to bring enough pressure to competitors. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has about $117 billion in cash, while Apple has $102 billion. As a latecomer to the global smartphone market, the market share of Google Pixel series phones is still less than 0.5%. However, this number is growing exponentially. There are reports that the company could ship up to 10 million units this year. This is more than double its shipment for last year.
According to some insiders, if Google’s 5G smartphone does not arrive next week, it might meet with us next spring. Even so, it is still ahead of Apple. Google’s 5G smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. This is about all that we know for now.