All smartphone manufacturers are preparing to launch their first 5G devices into their portfolio. It so happens that the implementation of a new generation of mobile networks coincides with another revolution on the smartphone market. It’s about devices with foldable screens. Ken Hu, one of Huawei’s bosses, confirmed that his company is preparing to release a folded smartphone with a 5G modem in the first half of next year.
Have you ever wondered how fast the Internet is needed on your phone? Modern LTE-Advanced networks offer maximum download speeds of hundreds Mbps. Theoretically, the modems used in top smartphones already allow crossing the 1 Gbps barrier. However, no operator has the necessary bandwidth. We must also remember that this speed is shared among all active users of a given base station sector. Therefore, what we can count on is the average speed of data downloading at the level of several dozens Mbps. For now, these speeds allow us to comfortably use the Internet with a smartphone. Modern services do not require too much bitrate, because the screens of smartphones have a small diagonal, so service providers can use efficient compression methods.
Huawei will introduce 5G together with a foldable display
It is quite possible that it is the new type of smartphones that will contribute to the popularisation of the 5G network. Finally, the use of a bent display will allow manufacturers to prepare devices that will allow them to view high resolution materials. In this way, an additional space will also be created, which will allow the comfortable placement of more antennas. Thanks to this, there will be applications requiring fast data transmission via the 5G network. However, smartphone manufacturers will be able to design devices that benefit from the new base stations.
Previous reports have said that Huawei wants to catch up with Samsung and present a smartphone with a foldable screen this year. However, we have now learned that it will only appear in the first half of next year. Thus, it will be the first smartphone of Chinese people serving the new generation of networks. Now the question remains, what Samsung and the rest of the competition will do.