Samsung developing world’s first ‘cheap’ 5G phone

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Samsung developing world's first 'cheap' 5G phone



THE SAMSUNG Galaxy A90 is tipped to be the phone giant’s first attempt at making an affordable 5G smartphone.
The upcoming device was actually expected to be released in April this year but its delay has experts guessing that there could be some 5G experimentation happening.
2 Current 5G phones are pretty priceyCredit: Reuters
According to GalaxyClub, Galaxy A90 5G connection tests are currently in progress.
We already know that Samsung’s A line of phones is supposed to be cheaper than some of the other popular models.
Samsung has not commented on the cheap 5G rumours or when the release date for the Galaxy A90 may be.
At this point the smartphone may even be launched with a new name given that the Galaxy A80 appears to have been revealed in its place.
2 The Samsung Galaxy A80 should be released soonCredit: Samsung
A western release could be even further away, given that the current rumour about the cheap 5G phone suggests that it is being tested for release in Korea.
Whatever the phone is eventually called it is also expected to have a 32-megapixel camera along with an 8-megapixel secondary sensor.
Fans of the A series won’t have to wait long for the A80 though as it is expected to be on sale later this month.
If you want to use 5G already on the Samsung Galaxy S10 then the monthly plans with any of the UK 5G networks will set you back at least £50 a month.
5G internet – what is it?Here’s what you need to know…

5G is the next generation of mobile phone networks
Just like 4G made your mobile internet faster and more reliable compared to 3G, 5G will do the same again
Phone networks across the UK are currently scrambling to introduce 5G phone speeds for Brits
Typical 4G speeds today will typically fall between 50Mbps and 100Mbps
But early 5G speeds will raise this bar to several hundred megabits-per-second
And once 5G networks are advanced, you’ll expect to enjoy gigabit-per-second speeds
However, you’ll need to upgrade your phone plan to a 5G tariff
Also, not all smartphones support 5G internet – they’ll need to have a 5G-ready modem inside
We’re only now starting to see 5G smartphones in 2019, so older phones won’t support the new speeds
Many top phone makers have committed to making (or already launched) 5G-ready smartphones
These include Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus, LG and Oppo

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