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5G is coming: what you need to know

5G is coming: what you need to know

There is no stopping the 5G revolution, especially since everyone seems to be on board. From network operators to smartphone manufacturers to silicon makers, everyone seems to be hellbent on pushing the fifth generation cellular technology to businesses and consumers. With all the marketing and hype, there’s bound to be some confusion and questions. What is 5G, what is it for, and will really make our lives better? Here are some answers to those questions and more.

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Qualcomm is oddly coy on 5G and product for its new Windows chip

Qualcomm is oddly coy on 5G and product for its new Windows chip

If there are two things missing from Qualcomm's big Snapdragon 8cx announcement today, it's 5G and actual hardware. The chip-maker has been talking up fifth-generation networks all week at its Snapdragon Summit 2018, making it a key pillar of the Snapdragon 855 mobile processor which will start showing up in smartphones early in the new year. It's also had hardware partners on-stage to talk launch plans.

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Snapdragon 855 hands-on: 5G is the least important part

Snapdragon 855 hands-on: 5G is the least important part

It's easy to get caught up in the 5G hype. Blistering speeds and dramatically lower latency have networks falling over themselves to boast of bigger and more impressive roll-outs, and Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is at the forefront of that 5G wave. The thing is, while 5G is clearly better than 4G - not least because it has an extra "G" in the name - in reality the Snapdragon 855 is actually much more important in several other ways.

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OnePlus first to get Snapdragon 855 as 2019 5G plans revealed

OnePlus first to get Snapdragon 855 as 2019 5G plans revealed

OnePlus will be the first company to offer Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 chipset, the company has confirmed today, with a new flagship coming next year. The news was announced by OnePlus' Pete Lau at the Snapdragon Summit 2018, Qualcomm's annual event where it previews its upcoming flagship mobile chipset and the technologies that go into it.

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Verizon’s first 5G mobile hotspot will launch in 2019

Verizon’s first 5G mobile hotspot will launch in 2019

Verizon has unveiled the Inseego 5G hotspot, the first of its kind that will be offered by the wireless carrier. The hotspot will launch at Verizon in 2019, enabling customers to access the carrier's 5G mobile network for use with other mobile devices. The hotspot was introduced today during the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui today.

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Samsung 5G Android demo is fast but finicky

Samsung 5G Android demo is fast but finicky

It's hard to make a 5G demo sexy, unless you're the sort of person who gets shivers from watching numbers on speed tests. For all the technological complexity of Samsung's first 5G smartphone demonstration at Qualcomm's Snapdragon Summit 2018, it only really wows if you understand how far we've come.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 revealed as 5G flagship

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 revealed as 5G flagship

Qualcomm has revealed its first 5G solution for next-gen smartphones and more, the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. The new flagship at the top of the chip-maker's processor range, it's not just a chip, Qualcomm insists, but a full architecture for making the most of 5G.

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AT&T will carry Samsung’s mystery 5G smartphone too

AT&T will carry Samsung’s mystery 5G smartphone too

Yesterday, Verizon announced that it's working with Samsung to develop a 5G smartphone. Details, obviously, were hard to come by, but both companies said that the phone will be on shelves sometime in the first half of the year. Considering that all four carriers are planning to begin rolling out their mobile 5G networks by the end of this year or early next year, that would make this device one of the first 5G phones on the market.

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Welcome to the 5G wars

Welcome to the 5G wars

5G is here. Almost. Sort-of. That's the message from Qualcomm, which kicked off its annual Snapdragon Summit with an unsurprising focus on how next-generation networks will shape the wireless world as we know it - as well as its own fortunes in the decade ahead.

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Verizon 5G smartphone details: Samsung onboard

Verizon 5G smartphone details: Samsung onboard

Samsung and Verizon today announced that they've teamed up to launch one of the first 5G smartphones. Specific details are still fairly slim at this point, but the clear goal is to get a smartphone capable of leveraging 5G's enhanced capabilities on shelves as early as possible. Such a move would have obvious benefits for both companies, which explains why they're working together on this initiative.

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iPhone 5G will skip 2019

iPhone 5G will skip 2019

It looks like 2019 is going to be a big year with the roll out of mobile 5G. Many phone manufacturers will be scrambling to get 5G-capable devices on shelves throughout the year, but once again, we're hearing today that Apple may not be one of them. In fact, we might not see an iPhone capable of tapping into 5G networks until sometime in 2020.

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Toyota’s T-HR3 humanoid robot controlled remotely over DOCOMO 5G connection

Toyota’s T-HR3 humanoid robot controlled remotely over DOCOMO 5G connection

Toyota and NTT DOCOMO have announced that they have teamed up for a test of the T-HR3 humanoid robot. In this test, the T-HR3 robot was controlled using a 5G connection from a remote location. The remote controller and the robot were 10km apart.

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