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5G handsets were at CES 2019, but smartphones weren't driving the agenda

Posted On: Jan 11, 2019   |   Posted By: Pocket-lint

5G handsets were at CES 2019, but smartphones weren't driving the agenda

Ask any tech commentator in late-2018 what they expected to see at CES 2019 - the Consumer Electronics Show held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada - and the answer would have most certainly of included 5G. The move to next-gen wireless connectivity is something that companies like Qualcomm have been talking about for a couple of years, but, having launched the Snapdragon 855 platform a month earlier, and announced the X50 modem as far back as 2016, its announcements at CES 2019 focused on automotive partnerships and other areas of development. Sure, there was a lot of talk about 5G around the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Centre, but the launch of 5G devices wasn't setting the agenda. For Qualcomm - one of the companies who will be first to market with 5G devices - aside from demos showcasing the potential of 5G it was a quiet piece of the company's stand where these devices nestled. The 5G handsets at CES were those showcased previously by China Mobile, including the Oppo Find X , Vivo NEX and Xiaomi Mi Mix...

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