Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, confirmed it would put out a 5G phone next year at "half the current price." I'm sure he doesn't half the China price, now $500-700 for premium phones. More likely, he's thinking half the $1300 price of the Galaxy 10, $500-600. By the time HMD ships, the world price will probably be under $300; it will have to come in around that range to be a good choice.
 That's one reason why China has about 3,000,000 5G connections and the U.S. so few none of the companies will admit how slowly they are moving.

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Welcome  Asia is installing hundreds of thousands of 5G radios and adding 5G subs by the tens of millions. The west is far behind. 200,000,000 in 2020

The demand is there, and most of the technology works. Meanwhile, the hype is unreal. Time for reporting closer to the truth.

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