Huawei Mate X
The Huawei Mate X is a foldable 5G smartphone.

The 5G hype increases as phone manufacturers prepare for their first 5G smartphones. 

Both the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 and the CES 2019 were packed with 5G phones. Samsung showed off two 5G devices at a standalone launch event in San Francisco. Soon after, its Android rivals began revealing their own 5G phones.

A survey projects that the number of 5G subscriptions in the North Americas will reach around 18 million by the end of 2020. This suggests a market flooded with 5G devices before we know it.

Number of 5G phone users by 2024
Number of 5G phone users (2019-2024)

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/521598/5g-mobile-subscriptions-worldwide/

With the 5G trend in full swing, the anticipation is rampant. Manufacturers and consumers alike are eager for a full swing rollout. For now though, 5G is already available in select locations, and that’s enough for manufacturers to release devices that are 5G-ready.

Here’s a look at the 5G phones that are coming this 2019.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

It has more than just a 5G modem. The Galaxy S10 5G also features a 6.7-inch display and a 4,500 mAh battery. Its dynamic AMOLED screen gives users an immersive, cinematic experience while reducing blue light, making it easy on the eyes.

Samsung’s S10 5G comes with three rear cameras along with a 3D depth sensor for augmented reality apps. The smartphone has already been released in several locations.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G was released in South Korea on April 5th. It’s now available in other locations as well.

Source: https://gulfnews.com/technology/samsung-on-friday-released-the-galaxy-s10-5g-worlds-first-5g-smartphone-1.1554445031718

Now, with this phone in your hand, you’ll be able to stream and download movies at ultra fast speeds.

Oppo Reno 5G

The Reno 5G is Oppo’s first 5G handset. It features a triple-lens camera with 10x “hybrid” zoom. It’s equipped with a 48MP super HD lens that offers an ultra-high resolution for more vivid effects in your photos.

Along with the speedy 5G chip, Oppo has the most powerful 855 Snapdragon processor. The Reno 5G comes with a 6.6-inch edge-to-edge OLED immersive display that’ll offer an awesome viewing experience to users. Add to that a large 4,065 mAh battery and, of course, a 5G modem. This 5G smartphone is already available in some locations.

Reno Oppo 5G.
The Reno Oppo 5G was released on June 5th in the United Kingdom.

Source: https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/new-product/mobile-phone/oppo-reno-3694893/

OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is the company’s most premium phone. It has a bezel less, AMOLED display with ultra high resolution. This 5G Smartphone also comes with a triple rear camera setup that’s capable of shooting images in Portrait Mode, ultra-wide, or at 3x optical zoom.

Corning Gorilla Glass will protect the phone from damage against scratches and bumps. The phone benefits from UFS 3.0 storage, which improves the speed of the entire operating system. The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G smartphone is already available in some locations.

OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.
The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G smartphone is already available in the United Kingdom.

Caption: The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G smartphone is already available in the United Kingdom.

Source: https://www.t3.com/reviews/oneplus-7-pro-5g-review

LG V50 ThinQ 5G

LG launched its first 5G phone in February 2019. This new device packs a 6.40-inch screen with a resolution of 1440×3120 pixels. Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, LG V50 ThinQ 5G offers speedy and smooth performance.

It has 6GB of RAM to support its overall performance. With this great combination of advanced features, you can experience immersive viewing on demand with high-quality live streaming at 5G-powered speed.

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G.
The LG V50 ThinQ 5G has been available for a while, with different carriers releasing the handset on different dates.

Source: https://www.androidauthority.com/lg-v50-price-release-date-availability-958940/

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G operates on Android 9.0 and features a 4,000mAh battery. The Snapdragon Elite Gaming, ultra-realistic graphics, and instantaneous response deliver a rich multi-player gaming experience.

Huawei Mate X

The Mate X is Huawei’sfirst foldable phone. Its also the company’s first 5G phone. Unlike most 5G phones available on the market that will run on the Qualcomm’s X50 modem, the Mate X packs its own Balong 5000 5G modem paired with Kirin 980 chipset.

The HUAWEI Mate X’s Falcon Wing Design is engineered to be outstandingly sleek. This stretchable hinge is beautifully crafted to dissolve into the device for a smooth and flat finish on both sides. The firm and durable design prevents the screen from over-stretching while folding, as well as from bulging while unfolding.

Boasting the 5G technology with the HUAWEI Balong 5000, this device features the world’s first 7nm multi-mode 5G chipset for achieving ultra-fast 5G download speed.

Huawei Mate X
The Huawei Mate X is a foldable 5G smartphone.

Source: https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/new-product/mobile-phone/huawei-mate-x-3692775/

The Mate X was initially slated for a June release, but its release date has since been pushed to September.

Final words

A report published by Ericsson reveals that the 5G adoption rate will be very fast, especially after next year. Perhaps that’s to be expected, considering the hype around the technology. The report forecasts that 5G networks will cover around 40% of the globe by 2024, when they’ll handle 25% of all data traffic coming from mobile.

With such  high adoption rate expectations, manufacturers are in a hurry to drop their 5G handsets. Consumers are in a rush to experience the technology as well. As a result, several 5G devices have already been released this 2019, and more are expected.