While all operators were enthusiastic about the 5G networks, AT & T was a little exaggerated by renaming its advanced 4G technology (offering speeds equivalent to 5G via a millimeter wave) under the misleading name of "5GE" (for 5G Evolution), which led Sprint to sue. AT & T.
Be that as it may, this last operator plans to implement this year the true 5G 5G below 6 GHz on its network. Which phones can you use on this network?
By a Press release, AT & T planned to roll out 5G technology in 12 smaller cities by the end of 2018: Atlanta, Charlotte, NC, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, FL, Louisville, Kentucky, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Raleigh, North Carolina, San Antonio and Waco, Texas.
During the first half of 2019, the carrier plans to expand its network to nine major city markets: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, California. Two other cities, Minneapolis and Chicago, were added to this year's list. At the beginning of 2020, the company hopes achieve national 5G coverage in North America.
Although AT & T has been quite discreet about the phones that will work on its 5G networks – and about the exact date these networks were put into service – here are your options.
Samsung Galaxy Fold (probably)
Shortly after the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the phonemaker ad It would be launched on two carriers in the second quarter of 2019: T-Mobile and AT & T. This is a serious problem for AT & T for customers who wish to use one of the first folding phones on the market, including the release date is April 26 in the United States and May 3 in Europe. They will probably be available next. on AT & T.
But there is a difference: the first model on the market will be the 4G LTE version. Samsung has not announced the launch of the 5G version. It could also happen at AT & T, considering the carrier's commitment to its non-5G predecessor, but it will have to wait and see.
Network possibilities aside, the Galaxy Fold is bulky, powerful and expensive. It should cost $ 1,980 ($ 2,000, about £ 1,492, AU $ 2,789). Tight in phone mode, the device has a modest but functional 4.6-inch screen (with a very thick bezel at the edges of the phone, but hey, the format is new). Unfold completely the device and its internal screen stretches on a screen QHD + 7.3 inches.
Not surprisingly for a Samsung device, the Galaxy Fold sports a Snapdragon 855 chip, but the rest of its specifications far exceed most of the flagship lines of the Galaxy S10 announced at the same time. Who knows how much the collapsible disk actually needs 12 GB of RAM to run, but its 512 GB of storage is certainly welcome.
The Galaxy Fold also exceeds all other flagship products with unprecedented (and extreme) value six cameras: one above the 4.6-inch screen that can be used when it is folded into "phone mode", two front-facing cameras spurting above the screen "innie" & # 39; unfolded 7.3 inch, and the same rear triple devices (12 m wide, 16 m wide angle (12 MP telephoto) appearing on the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (probably)
By the end of 2018, AT & T ad that its 5G network supports not one, but two unspecified Samsung devices. The second is most likely the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G – all the more so as all other major carriers will have it too.
If AT & T actually plans to carry the Galaxy S10 5G, it will have a monster phone to peddle. The smartphone will carry everything that its brothers and sisters will soon … and more. Its Snapdragon 855 chipset will be the fastest on the market, combined with a huge 6.7-inch AMOLED display, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
It will also have the same trio of rear objectives (telephoto 12MP wide, 16MP ultra wide and 12MP) than the S10 and S10 Plus, and a flight time sensor to measure the depth. You want selfies with depth detection? There is also a TOF sensor at the front.
How much will it cost? We do not know it yet, but since the S10 Plus starts at $ 999 / AU $ 899 with less RAM and storage, the price of 5G should be higher. But the phone has no release date and AT & T has not yet confirmed its support, so stay tuned.
Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hub
AT & T first boasted By October, he had reached the 5G mobile millimeter wave with the Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Internet access point. Although it is not a phone, the mobile hub will be an exclusive AT & T, which users can connect to while on the move.
The Nighthawk 5G Mobile contains the impressive Snapdragon 855 and is expected to cost $ 499. Customers will be able to choose a 5G data plan offering 15GB for $ 70 / month, depending on Ars Technica. AT & T did not announce when it will be available, but previous coverage claimed it would arrive in the spring of 2019.
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