Samsung is now selling the 5G 980 chip to Vivo, the Chinese giant. This means Samsung is now challenging Qualcomm for 5G chip orders rather than only supplying their own phones. The competition will continue to drive 5G phone prices down. By summer, expect $300 phones. By the end of 2020, 5G phones may be as low as $200.
It will be used in the Vivo 5G X30 phone, shipping in December. The rumored price is US$455. It supports both SA and NSA 5G cores, a requirement in China starting in 2020. Vivo hopes to sell 100 million phones in 2020.
Separately, Mediatek is now sampling the Dimensity 1000 5G chip.