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Verizon, Samsung to release 5G smartphones in U.S. in 2019

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(Reuters) - Inc and Co Ltd on Monday confirmed long-held industry expectations they would seek to steal a march on by launching U.S. in the first half of 2019.

The two companies said in a statement they would unveil a prototype, using Qualcomm Inc's modem chips, at the chipmaker's annual Snapdragon Summit in Maui, this week.

While Verizon is leading the charge to trial in some cities next year, industry analysts say the higher-speed networks are unlikely to be widely available until the middle of the next decade.

Apple is engaged in a legal battle with Qualcomm that has led it to stop using its modem chips, and the Cupertino, company is widely expected instead to use modems, which will not be ready for production until late 2019.

Citing sources familiar with the matter, reported https://com/news/articles/2018-12-03/apple-is-said-to-miss-rapid-5g-takeoff-sitting-out-tech-shift on Monday that Apple would wait until at least 2020 to release its first iPhones.

The delay could make it easier for and Verizon to win customers who are eager to connect to 5G networks, which will provide a leap forward in mobile data speeds, up to 50 or 100 times faster than current

Qualcomm has also partnered with other makers who have committed to 5G phones for next year.

U.S. is also working with LG USA to launch a in the U.S. in the first half of 2019.

Verizon launched its first commercial in October when its 5G Home offering went live in Houston, Indianapolis, and

Verizon said last month that the company plans to target a broader audience for its 5G home product following the adoption of global standards for the

(Reporting by in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 21:17 IST
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