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Barely anyone is using mmWave 5G in the U.S.

Although 5G adoption in the US has seen a massive uptick in the last few months, a recent OpenSignal report suggests that barely anyone is using mmWave 5G. According to the report, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile users connect to a mmWave 5G network less than 1% of the time. The mmWave 5G experience report (via LightReading) reveals...

Does the OnePlus 9 series support 5G?

The simple answer is yes, all three devices in the OnePlus 9 series, including the OnePlus 9R, support 5G. But as always, the devil is in the details. It’s one thing if your device has the required hardware to connect to a 5G cell site and another thing whether it supports the same 5G bands...

Apple iPhone 13 could support mmWave 5G in many more countries

Apple has a 'Spring Loaded' event tomorrow, though we're only expecting new iPad Pro, new iPad Mini and possibly refreshes for AirPods and AirPods Pro alongside a new Apple TV. If you're waiting on something like the iPhone 13, those come out in the second half of the year. And for the next iPhone, customers...

The Definitive Guide to 5G: Everything you need to know about 5G

It's fair to say that since the last couple of years, there has been no buzzword having as strong a marketing impact as the word 5G. The word signifies so much that the industry has been promoting it every nook and corner. New smartphones support 5G. New carrier deployments talk about 5G services. Chip vendors...

TCL 10 5G gets certified by the FCC with support for mmWave 5G, likely on Verizon

Chinese OEM TCL unveiled the TCL 10 series earlier this year in April, featuring three new devices — the TCL 10L, TCL 10 Pro, and TCL 10 5G. At the time, the company had announced the pricing and availability details for the TCL 10L and TCL 10 Pro in the U.S., however, the company had...

LG’s Dual Screen wireless technology revealed: It’s mmWave

LG's recent flagship smartphones have included "Dual Screen" hardware modules as one of their headline features. In the past year, foldable phones have attracted a lot of interest thanks to the difference in experience from regular smartphones. But foldable phones are also very expensive and fragile, which brings us to LG's alternative: it's basically a...

AT&T expands its 5G network to 22 new cities and introduces mmWave 5G+ in some markets

2020 is the year when 5G will become more of a reality for most people. The major US carriers are all boasting about their 5G networks, but not all of these networks are the same in terms of coverage and performance. AT&T tried to hop on the bandwagon before everyone else with their fake "5Ge,"...

[Update: Available today] AT&T launches its 5G network next month with the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G

The race for rolling out 5G is now in full steam, but AT&T got in a bit of a controversy for, well, trying to cheat. The carrier launched what they called their "5GE" network, which is essentially just rebranded 4G LTE and not 5G at all. This, evidently, misled a number of users into thinking...

Qualcomm announces X16 and X50 modems for next generation Snapdragon 8xx devices and 5G Connectivity

At the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm revealed some new processors, and their roadmap for their upcoming flagship modems, the X16 and X50, and the roadmap towards 5G connectivity. X16 LTE Modem The Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 Modem is Qualcomm’s flagship modem for 2017. The X16 LTE Modem is the first modem capable of Gigabit download speeds,...