TechInAfrica – There has been a shift unto the release of 5G. What’s promised to deliver later this year might have been pushed off for another 12 months, and that only a few manufacturers manage to showcase these 5G smartphones. Still, up to now, the phones are yet to be sighted in South Africa, and it may take another two years before South Africans can hold the 5G equipped phones into their hands.
One company has confirmed the first step toward the realization of 5G into South African smartphones in 2020. Taking place at IFA 2019, Qualcomm stated that its portfolio of the 5G supported Snapdragon chipsets is more than capable to run the network and that the 5G specs will be included in the flagship 8 lineup to its mid-range 7 and the 6 series.
“This expanded portfolio rollout aims to support features and frequency bands globally and has the potential to make 5G accessible to more than 2 billion smartphone users,” Qualcomm said.
In a press release by the company, more than 150 designs of the 5G has been launched or in development within their 5G solutions, and these actions are what drive the company’s mission to excite the proliferation of the network across numerous tiers to broaden the experience of next-gen technology in AI, camera, gaming, and video. The tiers that actively expanded by Qualcomm will leverage the company’s Snapdragon 5G Modern-RT system, and it will deliver improved energy efficiency and feature cutting-edge form factors aside from generating lead connectivity.
A total of 12 leading global OEMs and brans, with Motorola, HMD Global, LG Electronics, and OPPO among the names, are planning to integrated the Snapdragon 7 Series 5G mobile platform into its upcoming 5G smartphones, as outlined by the silicon manufacturing company.
The 5G smartphones are expected to hit stores in the latter half of 2020.