Items tagged with 5G

Qualcomm is reportedly imploring the United States government to let the semiconductor outfit sell its Snapdragon processors to Huawei, which would then be placed into 5G-capable handsets. As things currently stand, US companies are banned from selling parts to Huawei, which is based in China, due to national security... Read more...
It's been a rather eventful year for T-Mobile with the departure of its highly-excitable former CEO John Legere and the acquisition of 4th place wireless carrier Sprint. T-Mobile is now claiming that it is the #2 wireless carrier in the United States. This declaration comes after T-Mobile completed its acquisition of... Read more...
It was almost a year ago when Intel and MediaTek announced they were partnering to deliver 5G modems for future Windows PCs. Fast forward to today and the two companies have more news to share, on the 5G front—in collaboration with Intel, MediaTek has developed and received certification for its first 5G modem to come from this partnership. MediaTek's Read more...
T-Mobile, America’s third-largest wireless carrier, is flexing its muscles when it comes to 5G connectivity. Last month, the company announced its latest Un-carrier initiative which gets customers 4 lines of unlimited 5G data for a reasonable $100 per month. Today, T-Mobile is doubling down with the announcement... Read more...
AT&T caused a bit of an uproar yesterday when it was revealed that customers were receiving emails from the 2nd place U.S. wireless carrier proclaiming that it would “soon be upgrading our network”. The email went on to describe how the customer’s current smartphone “is not compatible with the network and you need to... Read more...
AT&T has announced the next big step for its growing 5G network: nationwide availability. By the company’s own estimates, its 5G network is currently spread across nearly 400 U.S. markets and blankets just over 250 million Americans. As far as we can tell, AT&T thankfully isn’t including its controversial and... Read more...
T-Mobile is going for the jugular in the wireless market as the newly-invigorated third-place U.S. wireless carrier (thanks to its acquisition of Sprint). To further turn up the heat on Verizon Wireless and AT&T, the company has announced its latest Un-carrier initiative, which it says will help save customers $1,000... Read more...
Earlier this year, Motorola launched its first flagship in years: the Moto Edge+. The smartphone came packing worthy specs like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, 5G support, and a 90Hz display. The primary hang-up with that smartphone, however, was its $999 price tag. Motorola countered with the standard Moto Edge... Read more...
2020 is the year of 5G wireless connectivity for smartphones, and Qualcomm is looking to blanket all sectors with its Snapdragon chipsets. At the high-end, we have the Snapdragon 865 with its separate Snapdragon X55 5G modem. In the "premium" mid-range sector, we have the Snapdragon 765/765G/768G with their integrated... Read more...
A 5G "blocking" device called 5GBioShield is being sold in Europe for £339, which is about $418 here in the United States. The device claims to block 5G signals that some people fear contribute to the spread of COVID-19, among other things. The bizarre device claims to use a "holographic nano-layer catalyzer" to block... Read more...
Samsung is fleshing out its family of home brewed processors with 5G connectivity, though its latest addition is not aimed at the flagship market. Instead, the new Exynos 880 has mid-range handsets in its sights. It is also similar in design the Exynos 980, though there are some key differences between the two... Read more...
Motorola had hoped to take the smartphone market by storm with a nostalgic nameplate and a sleek design with its reimagined Razr, but the device instead landed with a thud. Early complaints revolved around its high price tag ($1,499), hinge durability concerns, and its lackluster Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC (given the... Read more...
Smartphone makers are in a constant bid to outdo one another and develop unique features that will set their offerings apart from the competition. This has led to the advent of folding phones, like Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X. Not quite following in those footsteps, LG has something else in mind for a... Read more...
Given that Qualcomm is the dominant force in the Android realm when it comes to mobile SoCs, it’s easy to forget that there are other competitors out there like Samsung’s Exynos family and offerings from MediaTek. MediaTek raised eyebrows last year with its flagship Dimensity 1000 flagship SoC that offered an... Read more...
Believe it or not, it actually bears repeating that 5G cell towers do not contribute to the spread of COVID-19. Seems obvious, right? Some people just aren't hearing it, though, and are not only intentionally damaging cell towers over the perceived threat, they are threatening telecom engineers with bodily... Read more...
The OnePlus Pro 8 has leaked numerous times over the past few months, and the company's CEO has even "teased" certain aspects of the device including first-ever (for the company) wireless charging support. Today, however, the OnePlus 8 Pro is finally official, and it offers quite a lot of bang for the buck. As you... Read more...
People with too much time on their hands and a penchant for conspiracy theories have set ablaze or otherwise vandalized dozens of cell towers in the UK, over the unsubstantiated fear that 5G wireless is somehow responsible for spreading COVID-19. In addition, technicians for telecoms have faced harassment while on the... Read more...
Over the years, conspiracy theorists would have us believe the moon landing was faked, there are aliens at Area 51 (I'm not entirely willing to rule this one out), and that Elvis Presley is alive and well, perhaps reminiscing with Tupac about living in the spotlight. Here's one more to add to the pile—5G cell towers... Read more...
After a few false starts over the years, T-Mobile has finally completed its merger with Sprint. Sprint was the fourth place U.S. wireless carrier, with T-Mobile sitting in the third-place position. As a combined company -- which will simply be called T-Mobile -- it will remain in third place behind Verizon Wireless... Read more...
2020 is shaping up to be the year of the 5G smartphone. Thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform, nearly every flagship smartphone launching this year with have 5G capabilities. Even new mid-range smartphones have the opportunity for some 5G lovin' thanks to the Snapdragon 765/765G. With this in... Read more...
Back in late April 2019, the Nubia Red Magic 3 gaming smartphone launched with some pretty stout specifications -- for the time -- including a Snapdragon 855 SoC, up to 12GB of RAM, a large 5000 mAh battery and a 90Hz display. Now, ZTE is back with its 2020 edition gaming phone: the Nubia Red Magic 5G. As you might... Read more...
Quick, someone fetch a sweat rag for Samsung, because it suddenly has some competition in the ultra-high end Android smartphone space with what looks to be a worthy rival to its Galaxy S20 lineup. During a press event in China, Oppo unveiled its flagship Find X2 series consisting of the Find X2 and Find X2 Pro, both... Read more...
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