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Verizon, Samsung to launch 5G smartphone in first half of 2019

IANS  |  San Francisco 

carrier and have announced to jointly launch one of the first commercial in the US in the first half of 2019.

The two companies are set to unveil a proof of concept, powered by the upcoming flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X50 NR modem and antenna modules, at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Maui, Hawaii, this week.

"will usher in a new era of mobile connectivity, allowing people to connect to data, experiences and other in ways never thought possible," said Brian Higgins, Vice President, and Product Marketing at

"Together, and have made huge gains in bringing to consumers in several cities. Now, we are partnering to create a to put the power of 5G in the palm of your hand," he added.

5G mobility service will provide massive bandwidth, greater opportunities for connectivity and improved network reliability.

When fully implemented, it will offer capacity and download speed many times faster than today's 4G LTE network. Along with network latency that is faster than the blink of an eye.

"We're proud to work alongside innovative partners like Verizon and to deliver a that will fundamentally transform how people work and play," said Justin Denison, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Marketing at America.

Samsung, which is set to launch world's first foldable early 2019, has partnered with Verizon on its 5G Home offering since the beginning of 2018.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 10:22 IST