Sprint and LG announced today that they will work together to launch a 5G phone on Sprint’s new 5G network during the first half of 2019. Crucially, the two companies to promise that it will be a very stylish, upscale and upscale phone, not much thicker than a normal high-end smartphone, unlike the 5G brick that Motorola recently announced for Verizon’s network.
The specifications and schedule of the devices are still outstanding, with the only details we currently have, they will be launched in the first half of 2019, and will use Sprint’s 5G medium band spectrum. The average bandwidth that Sprint plans to use for 5G will be slower than the millimeter wave spectrum supported by Verizon, but the much lower frequency means that it should cover more city with the same number of cell sites.
“Sprint is progressing rapidly towards 5G and we are excited to announce the first 5G smartphone with LG’s innovative team,” said Dr. John Saw, Sprint’s Technical Director. “LG has done a great deal of work developing technical designs that allow us to be among the top players in mobile 5G Today’s announcement brings us closer to the availability of a 5G smartphone. advanced and beautifully designed, and we are excited to revolutionize the mobile phone industry by dramatically improving the way Sprint customers work, play and stay connected. ”
according to PCMag, the phone is already in the testing phase, which means it’s probably using slightly older components that are already on the market for a few months. This means that the Snapdragon 845 chipset has already been seen in this year’s smartphones, probably paired with Qualcomm’s X50 modem and its 5G antennas.
“LG has been working closely with Sprint for almost 20 years and we look forward to expanding this partnership to 5G,” said William Cho, President, and CEO of LG Electronics North America. Building on LG’s legacy of innovation, our teams are excited to partner with Sprint’s 5G experts to market the next generation of mobiles in the United States. United, while continuing to evolve the best design elements for Sprint customers.