Oppo Redmi HiSense RealMe Vivo 650On January 7, 2021, six major brands were selling decent 5G phones on jd.com for $201-$262. During special sales, including 11/11, some models fell in price to 999 yuan, now $154. 

All six are ~6.5" and have 3 or 4 rear cameras. They are from Oppo, Xiaomi/Redmi, Hisense, Vivo, Honor, and Realme. Three of them have 48 megapixel main cameras. The Vivo has a 120 Hz refresh rate.  

These prices are moving West, virtually guaranteeing explosive growth in sales of 5G phones. The new TCL 20 5G device will be launched in Italy for € 30020 5G device will be launched in Italy for € 300.

For what's coming here in the States, see $300 5G OnePlus Nord N10 T-Mobile. The 5G explosion moves west.

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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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