ZTEphoneweiboZTE is the first phonemaker with a 5G phone, as they show in the Sina Weibo post. It won't be for purchase until 2019, of course. 20 companies have promised phones in 2019. Very few chips and hence very few phones will be available in the first half of the year. We have no specifications or price for the phone; it may not do millimetre wave. 

Qualcomm demo'd at Swisscom a working unit "in a mobile form factor," with a claimed speed of 1 gigabit shared. 

Many more to come, probably formally introduced at MWC Barcelona in February. The only one missing will be Apple, reports say. The 5G iPhone will be 2020 because Intel is a year late with the chips.

ztephone1ztephone2I believe this is the first report in English. It's based on 

https://fiber.ofweek.com/2018-11/ART-210022-8120-30281708.html

http://www.c114.com.cn/4app/3542/a1070861.html 

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Details on all 5G phones, as prices drop to $285 ** All actual 5G networks worldwide ** Facebook ordered to repost Italian fascist page. ** Apple China sales down 35%** Qorvo sees 300M 5G 2020 & 750M 2023 mmWave <10%

** Bharti demands India Gov more than double prices and enforce cartel. Sunil Mittal "Situation is dire. It is a matter of survival for everyone." ** Wi-Fi 6 meets ITU 5G criteria @stephenjcrowley ** Samsung $8B for Chinese memory plants ** Morgan paying billions for Altice fiber

Dec 10 Sprint bringing $300-500 5G phones to US 2020. Nokia, Lenovo, HMD ** H., Apple, and AMD doing 5 nm test runs on TSMC's 5 nm. Early results are 15-30% better than 7 nm ** AT&T low-band 5G built to >65% US. Speeds slower than 4G at launch. ** 

Verizon CEO Ronan Dunne: >1/2 VZ 5G "will approximate to a good 4G service" Midband in "low hundreds" Mbps ** CFO John Stephens says AT&T is going to cut capex soon. ** Huawei in 16 days sold 1,000,000 5G Mate 20s.  

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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.

I'm Dave Burstein, Editor. I've been reporting telecom since 1999. I love to hear from readers, especially when you find an error. daveb@dslprime.com

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