LG’s V40 ThinQ: Everything We Know So Far

Since August, the entire tech world has set its sights on LG’s newest flagship, the V40 ThinQ. Truth be told, LG’s V series has always made the news because of its prolific launches. The new five-camera flagship phone is definitely no exception.

 

The tech company launched its LG V30S ThinQ just last March. Then, it followed up with its LG G7 ThinQ in May. Then, more recently, it launched the LGV35 ThinQ in June.

 

While LG’s recent mobile strategy indicated it would “row back” on smartphone launches, the company saw critics give its recent releases some positive notes.

 

Without further ado, here is everything we know about LG’s V40 flagship phone set for release this October.

 

The Confirmed Date in October

The LG V40 ThinQ launch is taking place on October 3, 2018. If you’re planning to head to New York for the event, that date’s going to be on a Wednesday.

 

The Verge was the first to announce LG’s V40 ThinQ launch date in New York. However, this was the only date and city announced.

 

LG is likely to host launch events in different other countries – probably one in their home country South Korea, and one in a European country. We’ll have to wait and watch out for other release dates upon their announcement.

 

Will It Cost a Fortune This Time?

The LG V35, its most recent release, had a price of $900 upon going on sale. We don’t think LG will skimp on the price of its newest phone. So, be prepared to shell out some big bucks once again.

 

Tech Advisor UK estimates the price to be around $1000. This is likely to be the amount given that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will cost you around the same amount.

 

Game-Changing Specs We Can Expect

The LG V40 ThinQ had recent advertisements featuring the South Korean boy group BTS showing off its major features, such as the acclaimed 5 cameras in the device.

 

According to Pocket Lint, the LG V40 ThinQ would feature a 6.3 or 6.4-inch QHD+ Display with a 19.5:9 ratio. Just like its predecessor, it would have a P-OLED display.

 

As per its commercial, the cameras will utilize the “ThinQ Moniker,” which makes it easier to take the best selfies and shots.

 

In any case, if you’re thinking twice if it’s worth it to sell tablet units and other devices you were previously using just to buy an LG V40 ThinQ, these specs should urge you to do so:

 

  • 6.4in P-OLED, Quad HD+, 19.5:9
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 64/128GB of storage
  • 12+16+12Mp rear cameras
  • 8+5Mp front cameras
  • Quad DAC, Stereo speaker boombox
  • 3300mAh
  • 159x76x7.8mm
  • 169g

 

We believe the V40 surpasses the earlier V35 in many possible ways. Looking at the V35’s specs, you can say the V40 ThinQ’s upgrade is definitely major. This should serve as one of the deciding factors should you consider saving up for this new offering from LG.

 

3 Reasons Why We Crave for the Newest iPhone Every Year

Every time Apple releases a new iPhone, people go gaga over it. They will line up outside stores that sell iPhones and even make the effort to pre-order the units, regardless of how high the price is or how long the wait would be. They will do anything just to make sure that they will be able to get a hold of the much-coveted gadget.        

Everywhere around the world, thousands of people are iPhone owners and loyalists. Wherever you go, whether it be in business areas, coffee shops, or bus stops, there will always be an iPhone user around. The iPhone obviously still dominates the smartphone industry.   

You might be wondering why people are going crazy over the newest iPhone every year. Here are the top 3 reasons for the yearly iPhone frenzy.   

New Phone Means New Technology

Based on history, iPhone has been known for breaking barriers and breaking the mold. When iPhone came into the picture, it changed the way the world looked at phones. The iPhone became an all-in-one device – a computer, a messaging tool, a source of entertainment, a planner and many more.

In other words, every tool that people needed back then ceased to exist because the iPhone had it all. At that time, it certainly was impressive to be able to give the people everything they needed in a pocket-sized gadget. So it is no wonder that every time Apple releases a new phone, people are all gawking to see the latest technology available.        

 

The Need for Speed

In this digital age, everything happens in super speed mode. The faster your gadget is, the better. The iPhone is still considerably the fastest among all other smartphones. Whether it is used for video editing or for opening a large file, nothing comes close to the speed of the iPhone. When lined up, Samsung Galaxy S9 is the closest to the iPhone, but it is still more than two times slower in speed. Then Google Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy 8 are trailing far behind in terms of speed.

Nowadays, phones are not only used as a communication tool. People demand for phones that can be used for work and entertainment, with the speed to match it. Apple doesn’t disappoint its fans when it comes to answering these demands. It makes sure that the iPhone is able to deliver all those functions with grace and speed. And every time there’s a new iPhone, it’s safe to say that it will have better speed than its predecessor.          

 

Status Symbol

Whether people admit it or not, the iPhone, with its high-end price tag, is a status symbol. Most iPhone loyalists, when asked what kind of smartphones are available, would say “The iPhone and other phones”. It basically shows a clear distinction between the iPhone compared to all other smartphones, whose names do not even seem to matter when matched with the iPhone.        

The iPhone is quite keen on being able to deliver better technology, super speed, and other favorable benefits to its users, making the iPhone still a top choice when it comes to smartphones. For these reasons, the yearly iPhone frenzy could be expected to continue on.      

 

Asus ROG Zephyrus S Review: World’s Thinnest Gaming Laptop

The ROG Zephyrus S GX531 is currently the world’s thinnest 15-inch gaming laptop. Asus has stripped the title away from the new Razer Blade 15 with its slimmer screen bezels, making it ultra-light and portable. As one can expect from a high-end computer, it features some of the latest technology under its hood. Not to mention, it also comes with a hefty price tag. It might be wise to sell used laptop units before purchasing the new Zephyrus as it will cost quite a bit.

 

Design

The original ROG Zephyrus impressed the tech scene with its thin and light build that did not compromise its performance, but the same thing can be said about the Zephyrus S. Asus reduced the laptop’s screen bezels and thickness, enabling them to cram a 15.6-inch 1080 IPS screen in a compact chassis. It has a 144-Hz refresh rate and a 3ms response time.

The laptop measures 12 x 10.6 x 0.59-0.62 inches while its predecessor features a slightly wider and thicker frame at 14.9 x 10.3 x 10.66-0.7 inches. The Zephyrus S is also lighter than the original laptop, weighing only 4.63 pounds.

Asus made some significant design changes as well. Its keyboard-forward layout leaves no space for palm rests. It has RGB backlighting on the keyboard which can be turned on or off at will using the functions keys from the directional buttons. The Zephyrus S has a hinge-forward design, giving it a rear lip when opened. It also has two little yet noticeable arms that connect the screen from the main body, much like the hinges of the HP Spectre 13. Its all-metal chassis has been put through military-grade durability testing to ensure users that it stands up to the pressures and wear of daily use.

 

Specs

The Zephyrus S features next-generation laptop CPUs from Intel. It comes with the Intel Core i7-8750H, a six-core processor that makes this ultra-thin laptop powerful. It also features the Nvidia GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics card, the same one powering the Razer Blade. Hence, the Zephyrus S shouldn’t disappoint performance-wise. Unfortunately, it won’t be able to support Nvidia’s most powerful mobile GPU, the GTX 1080 Max-Q.

Asus has made it possible for a gaming laptop to be both powerful and ultra-portable through its one-of-a-kind Active Aerodynamic System. It opens the laptop’s bottom and lowers it to encourage airflow. Much like the original Zephyrus, this system activates automatically once the screen lid is opened. However, the gap is slightly smaller than before, now measured at 5 mm. This difference promotes 22% better airflow than standard designs.

 

Price and Availability

An Asus Zephyrus S with an Nvidia GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics card costs $2,199 on Amazon. It will feature an Intel Core i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM. In the U.S., one can opt to get a lower-tier version of the laptop, one with an Nvidia GTX 1060. It will have the same processor and RAM, and it will be available for $2,099. Once the Zephyrus S hits the shelves in the U.K. sometime in mid-October, the lower-tier model will be the only version available.

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR: Prices, Specs, and More

At Apple’s annual September gathering, they finally unveiled the three highly-anticipated iPhones of 2018. The iPhone XS and XS Max are the latest flagship devices. The entry-level iPhone XR succeeds the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with its Face ID and edge-to-edge display. Apple wasted no time assuring people of the massive upgrades that are underway. But they didn’t beat around the bush. Apple has made it pretty clear that the updates don’t come cheap.

Before you sell cellphone units you’ve barely used and upgrade to one of these latest devices, let’s have a quick look at each model.

 

iPhone XS and XS Max

Apple’s latest flagship smartphones, the iPhone XS and XS Max, are the exact same device but with different screen sizes. The iPhone XS has a similar design and body as its predecessor. Like the iPhone X, it has a 5.8-inch OLED Multi-Touch display with stainless-steel sides. Its slightly bigger sibling, the XS Max, has a 6.5-inch OLED Multi-Touch display. Apart from that, the smartphones differ in terms of price.

Both smartphones have dual 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto rear cameras similar to the iPhone X. They have an IP68 rating. That means the devices can be submerged in water at maximum depths of two meters for up to 30 minutes. They are equipped with Apple’s new A12 Bionic processor, which the tech giant claims to be 15% faster than the A11 chip that’s powering the iPhone X. The smartphones are available in silver, space gray, and gold.

The devices are available in 64 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB. The iPhone XS starts at $999 while the XS Max starts at $1,099.

Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max are currently available for preorder. Shipment starts on the 21st of September.

 

iPhone XR

A more affordable and colorful alternative to Apple’s premium smartphone line is the iPhone XR. This entry-level device starts at $749 for 64 GB. It has a 128 GB variant that’s available for $799 and a 256 GB option that costs $899. The iPhone XR is built with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display. Unlike the XS and XS Max, its body is made with aluminum and glass.

In terms of tech capabilities, the XR is believed to be somewhere between an iPhone X and iPhone 8. It only has a single rear camera, a 12-megapixel wide-angle shooter. It comes with advanced Face ID. Like the premium iPhone models, it’s powered by the new A12 Bionic chip, making it 15% faster than last year’s flagship device. Its battery also received quite the upgrade. The new model can last 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 8 Plus.

In addition, the iPhone XR comes in six vibrant colors, reminiscent of the iPhone 5c. The smartphone is available in white, black, coral, yellow, blue, and (PRODUCT)RED.

Preorders for the iPhone XR will begin next month on October 19, and shipment will start on the 26th.

What We Know So Far About Apple’s iPhone 11

 

Technology is advancing at such a fast pace these days, with tech giants perpetually trying to one-up each other. If you purchase a new iPhone today, don’t be surprised if tomorrow you no longer have the latest gadget in town because of another new iPhone set to be released.

So if you’re planning on getting yourself an iPhone, we suggest waiting a few more weeks, because the iPhone 11 is just about to hit the shelves.

We all know that Apple prides itself on products that embody sophistication and functionality. Every new iPhone being introduced in the market will always be a sure hit.

No doubt, stores that sell iPhone units are already preparing for this new release. After all, they need to promote the existing iPhone models before the latest addition hits the market. As for us consumers, given how each new model will always have its pros and cons, we need to start doing our research and answer the same question we ask ourselves each year: Will switching to the latest model be worth it?

This new unit will surely be another game changer. Here’s everything we know so far about Apple’s newest iPhone, the iPhone 11.

 

Date and Price

Reportedly being released this September 2018, the iPhone 11—or maybe the iPhone XI, as its official name has yet to be confirmed—will likely be priced around $999, like the iPhone X. Some speculate it may also cost $100 less than its predecessor.  

 

Physical Features and Specifications

As for its look, the iPhone 11 may resemble the iPhone X.

Especially since the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are nearly identical to the iPhone 7, it looks like the tech giant isn’t too keen on drastically changing the physical design that we’ve come to love. This means we may still see an all-metal body that has a glass back for Qi charging. An edge-to-edge screen and a vertical camera may also be present.

Rumor has it that in terms of the iPhone 11’s colors, Apple might offer vibrant options like they did with the iPhone 5C, or introduce new ones like gold. The Apple iPhone 11 will likely have a 5.8-inch screen and a pixel density of 458 ppi.

Another rumor circulating is that Apple may ditch the lightning port in exchange for an industry-standard USB type port. If this is true, it would be the company’s first time adopting a universal connection for one of its phones.

One latest point of conversation is whether Apple will finally be offering a gadget with dual-sim capability. It has also been reported that the iPhone 11 will have three 12-megapixel cameras on its rear that come with the ability to zoom up to 5x. Although there is no news yet if it will be using a digital zoom, an optical zoom, or a hybrid.

 

And there you have it, everything we know so far about Apple’s upcoming star. Let’s see what September 2018 will bring!

The Best Smartphone, Tablet and Smartwatch for Students

Gadgets and gizmos aren’t just for entertainment. Shops that sell laptop units and accessories will tell you that college students are always hunting for devices to help them with their studies. Even high school students these days use gadgets in school. Most of the phones, tablets and smartwatches today are optimized for general use. But there are a few devices that are specifically designed for students.  

Below are top student-friendly devices that are also cheaper than most premium gadgets.

 

Tablets

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

  • Price starts at $578

From the very beginning, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has been a favorite of universities that use gadgets as school tools. This convertible laptop-tablet is globally recognized and awarded for its functions and features.

This Microsoft-manufactured tablet has powerful specs. One of the features that makes it great for students is its weight and ergonomic form-factor. The Surface Pro 4 is very compact. You can easily put it in your backpack and bring it anywhere. Its convertible form-factor makes it a solid desktop replacement. It has a 12.3-inch PixelSense screen, which is great if you use your laptop throughout the day.

In terms of software, the Surface Pro 4 is powered by Windows 10 Pro, one of the most productive operating systems ever. And on a single charge, this MS laptop can run for nine hours straight.

 

Smartphone

OnePlus 6

  • Price starts at $529

If you want a phone that has practically the same features seen on premium smartphones, but without their hefty price tag, go for the OnePlus 6. This 2018 OnePlus flagship comes with a glass-based design, a solid battery life, and the most recent processor chip.

You can use it to store all your school activities and more, thanks to its massive 8GB of RAM. For its reasonably decent price, you’ll get a camera that is better than the one on the iPhone X. This feature is particularly valuable if you often take photos of your school activities or notes written on whiteboards. The camera can also act as an instant ‘photocopy’ machine if you have to copy notes on textbooks or journals.

 

Smartwatch

Watch Series 3 (GPS only)

  • Price starts at $329

Some may see a smartwatch as a ‘want’ instead of a ‘need’ for students. But in many instances, this is not the case. A smartwatch can make a student’s life easier in terms of paying bills, tracking fitness or even synching projects on multiple gadgets.

Much like the Surface Pro 4, the Watch Series 3 from Apple isn’t the most economical smartwatch in the market. But if you calculate performance over value, it’s a gadget that is worth investing in. Having a Watch Series 3 connects you online at any time of the day. Because it’s a wearable device, you can literally bring it anywhere you go.

The Series 3 is ideal for students with an active lifestyle or play sports. It is the best one for fitness and GPS tracking. It also plays music. And if you don’t have money on hand, simply access Apple Pay to pay for your lunch.

New Selfie Portrait Feature on OnePlus 5 and OnePlus5T

The tech industry is always trying to answer the growing demands of the market.  It is no wonder that you hear about updates for gadgets left and right.  The businesses that sell cell-phones, laptops and other gadgets are always on the lookout for these updates to make sure that their target consumers are informed of the latest updates.    

 

OnePlus Creators Take Pride in Fixing User Issues

The creators of OnePlus are no different as they pride themselves for valuing customer feedback.  This actually isn’t new for this company as they have been quite open to their users’ requests and feedback.  In fact, they have previously checked something off from their user’s request list – the roll out of their ultra-fast face unlock feature on their older phones.  The same thing goes for the Project Treble support on the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T. There are several other fixes that this company rolled out after listening from their users.     

To add to that list, after receiving numerous requests on their Open Ears forum about OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T’s photo capability limitations, they want people to know that they are listening and that they can hear them loud and clear.  OnePlus simply wants to tell their users, “We hear you!”

The company recently released the news that made their users gush with excitement.   Their users were happy to hear that their previous phone models, the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T will get an upgrade: the Selfie Portrait Mode Feature.  This news was initially heard in their latest Open Ears forum in India before it was broadcasted in official forums.    

 

The Selfie Portrait Mode Feature

This feature was originally only available in the OnePlus 6.  The portrait selfie mode feature came in as a software update, shortly after its launch.  People went gaga over it, as this feature allowed its users to have the feel of using a wide aperture DSLR lens.   This feature gave its users an ability to manipulate their photos and add more technical drama in their images. This update was welcomed by the public with open arms because it does not require dual front facing lens.  It is quite similar and comparable to the Google Camera app on the Google Pixel 2, which is purely software-based and downloadable, making it very accessible.

It is interesting to see how this would play out with OnePlus5 and OnePlus 5T’s 16MP front cameras.   Most users and gadget enthusiasts will probably find this as a very appealing feature, especially since OnePlus phones aren’t exactly known for their outstanding photo-taking abilities.  Now this feature definitely amps up these phones’ photo prowess.

There is no exact release date yet from the creators of OnePlus, but it is safe to assume that porting this feature wouldn’t take too long.  As this feature is completely software-based like what they have with the OnePlus 6, porting this feature to their previous models doesn’t seem too far fetched or too impossible.  In the meantime, stay tuned and keep your fingers crossed as we anticipate the official release date of this upgrade.

 

The Latest Buzz on the New Samsung Galaxy Watch

The world went crazy when an accidental uploading of the rumored Samsung Galaxy watch went up in no less than Samsung’s official website.    

For a brief moment, the rumored new smartwatch showed up on Samsung’s website in the US.   It is said that its model number was not quite a match to the reported filings at FCC, so this might be a variant.    

 

A Few Hunches on Its Release Date

Markets that sell laptops, tablets, and cellphones are all on the look-out for what Samsung is cooking up.  The entire gadget industry is quite sure that the buzz about the new Samsung Galaxy watch is a positive sign of how people would welcome this new watch on the block.  

So when will Samsung launch its newest addition to its line?  A lot of rumors are running around that it might be launched during Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s release in New York on the 9th of August.  However, many think otherwise.   Experts believe that Samsung would hold off a bit because launching it together might take the attention off the Note 9.  

Another date to watch out for is the 31st of August.   Some say that the Samsung Galaxy Watch’s unveiling might be in Berlin during the IFA, Europe’s biggest tech show.       

Whichever one is true—Samsung will definitely not make us wait too long.   From its launch date, it is expected hit the stores within a month after.      

 

Possible Features to Watch Out For

What can we expect from the New Samsung Galaxy Watch?   What stepped-up features can we expect from its predecessor, the Samsung Gear S3?  

Currently, there are no definitive reports yet on what’s new with this upcoming watch but a lot are saying that it could have bigger batteries.  Samsung might have shifted from the use of 380mAh, which was used in Gear S3, to a 470mAh. Currently, Gear S3 already boasts its ability to last for 2 to 3 days. If we are to expect that this Samsung Galaxy Watch can offer more, it could be aiming to be recognized as the longest-lasting smartwatch around.     

Having bigger batteries may also be essential if reports about its additional features are true. They say that this new watch may have a built-in blood pressure monitor, which could use up a lot of battery life.

People are also buzzing if Samsung would be deviating from its traditional use of Tizen and go for Google’s Android Wear OS.   Although this rumor has been circulating, there is a greater possibility for Samsung to stick with Tizen.

Samsungs’ smartwatches have been using its in-house operating system.  It boasts of having voice control skills, powering Bixby, Samsung’s voice activated personal assistant.  With this, more are leaning on Tizen. After all, Tizen is the second most popular wearable OS (next to Apple’s watch OS).  

As more rumors circulate, the excitement about Samsung Galaxy Watch’s release heightens.  Expert’s assumptions and guesses add thrill and excitement for gadget lovers and enthusiasts.  People are definitely waiting for Samsung’s unveiling of their new smartwatch. Whichever may be true from all these speculations and assumptions, one thing is for sure, we are all on the lookout.        

 

Sources:

https://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-gear-s4

https://www.stuff.tv/features/samsung-galaxy-watch-preview-everything-we-know-so-far

https://www.cnet.com/news/was-samsung-galaxy-watch-leaked-by-samsung/

https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-s3/

 

Things You Need to Know About the BlackBerry KEY2

If you ask stores that sell cell-phone units what the most frustrating phone-related thing that never happened is, you’ll likely get ‘BlackBerry’ as an answer. It’s true that the once omnipresent brand failed to keep up with trends.

Before, owning a BB phone says a lot about your status in life. If you had the Bold, Pearl or Storm model, you had swag. If you were using BBM, you were cool. But as more and more manufacturers released groundbreaking smartphones, BlackBerry slowly died a painful death.

 

The Rebirth of the BB Phone

Today, BB phones are back, thanks to the BB KEY2. Much like most rebirths, a number of significant changes are evident in KEY2. For starters, the old BlackBerry OS no longer exists. In fact, the company doesn’t make phones by itself anymore. The latest model of the BlackBerry was manufactured by TCL, but it’s under the BB brand. The 2018 KEY model is powered by Android 8.1 Oreo. BlackBerry’s contributed several productivity apps and a few DTEK security software.

Let’s get this out of the way so that old BB users won’t be disappointed: the Key2 is NOT the future of mobile phones. On the contrary, it’s a throwback to BB’s qwerty keyboards. Unlike most smartphones today that has all-screen keyboards, the KEY2 has physical, clickable keys. The actual keys are 20% bigger than the ones on the KeyOne released last year. They also have a Speed Key feature that lets you customize as much as 52 key actions from any menu.

Another throwback feature that the KEY2 has is the durability of old BlackBerry phones. These days, 90% of all smartphones are delicate and glass-made. But not this 2018 BlackBerry model. Instead, it has a solid aluminum exterior with leather-like grip at the back. Unlike its predecessor, the KEY2 is sturdier and more reliable.

Under the hood, the KEY2 has an upgraded chipset. Other notable features include a dual-lens camera, BB’s smart security and an improved BBM.

 

Is It Something You’d Like?

Without a doubt, the KEY2 is a much-improved version of the KeyOne. Arguably, the biggest drawback of the KEY2 is its design.  For people who enjoy a wide display, the KEY2’s screen can be annoying.  It’s not as wide as most smartphones today because the physical keyboard takes a lot of screen space. But for those who aren’t fussy about displays, this BB’s 4.5-inch LCD Screen (1620 x 1080) is adequate enough to enjoy watching videos, playing games and using apps.

If you’re into big phones with delicate designs, then the KEY2 won’t be your cup of tea. But if you want something that will stand out from the rest, this 2018 model is just the right device for you. They KEY2 does everything differently. It marches to the beat of its own drum. It has new camera tricks. Even the video playback is different from other smartphones.

BlackBerry Key2 was launched last June. It’s already available for pre-order in the US, UK and other regions via TLC. In the US, the starting price of the KEY2 is $649.

What Exactly Is 5G?

The world stands at the dawn of the latest mobile technology revolution: the 5G. This change offers a significant upgrade in speed and data capacity. At the same time, it puts forward a decrease in latency compared to its predecessors.

For key players who belong in the ever-evolving industry that sells cell-phones, laptops, and other mobile gadgets, major mobile providers and wireless carriers couldn’t be happier about the new advancement and are now preparing for the full rollout of the 5G. Wireless network and telecommunications companies like AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and Charter have already shown plans on adapting to 5G to further the capabilities of their services.

It is also key to note that Intel and NTT Docomo—the Japanese telecom operator—are partnering up for the upcoming 2020 Olympics to maximize 5G technology, from video capture to even virtual reality technology. It is undeniable that the world’s telecom giants are already setting the foundation to create a better experience for their customers as well as for the general public.

As this new wireless revolution rolls out, here are the things you must know about 5G.     

 

What Is 5G?

5G (or fifth generation) is the latest wireless revolution about to happen to the world. It is a total game changer in the mobile technology industry. 5G aims to provide faster speeds and better responsiveness to wireless networks. Read: Internet connections will be quicker, links among network systems will be more rapid, and the age of information technology may be headed toward even greater heights.

 

5G Offers Faster Speeds

One of the main reasons why there is a demand for 5G is the rising need for higher bandwidth. Bandwidth is the rate of data transfer, whether uploaded or downloaded, using a network in a particular time span. It is expected that 5G, at a minimum, can provide 100 Mb/s, which is far more superior than 4G’s average download speed of 10 Mb/s.   

 

5G Has Lower Latency

Latency refers to the delay that a system component experiences when performing a specific action. With 5G, it is expected that this part of the process will be expedited in more ways than one. 5G data transmission is said to reach as high as 20 Gbps and have a latency of 1ms or lower. These numbers only come down to one thing: real-time feedback.  

From the user’s viewpoint, latency is currently mostly felt when responses lag. This significant change will benefit various sectors of the industry. Case in point: the gaming segment. For both casual and competitive video gamers, low latency is highly critical to have an optimized gaming experience. A player’s performance is directly affected when there is a delay in receiving the information from the game. 5G is expected to answer this concern and turn it into a thing of the past.   

 

5G Has Greater Connectivity Capabilities.

With higher speed, higher bandwidth, and lower latency, the complexion of the tech industry and the world outside of it evolves and becomes interesting. 5G networks will allow you to connect more devices to the Internet simultaneously without any bandwidth problems. Currently, service providers provide limited bandwidth for consumers’ Internet connection. Additionally, as the tech hardware advances—and this includes mobile phones, personal computers, and more—it is evident that more and more users are seeing the merit of having 5G connection.

So far, there are no concrete reports on when the full implementation of 5G will happen. But the future is looking quite bright with this game-changing tech on the horizon.