In markets where 5G has launched, the latest wireless broadband standard is shaping up to be the fastest generation of network technology ever adopted. It has become a key growth driver for operators globally not only because of the experiences it enables, but also due to the accessibility and affordability of handsets.
After just two years from launch, 5G smartphones available to consumers include not just premium flagships, but also a robust selection of mid-end and, increasingly, affordable-range devices.
Appealing to young, modern smartphone users, these budget friendly phones come packed with the latest technology and features, including AI-enabled quad-camera imaging systems, premium screens, superior audio, high-performance chipsets and great battery life. We are quickly moving to a world where 5G will be accessible across all segments, enabling more consumers in emerging markets to connect to ultra-fast networks for the first time.
This Whitepaper brings you the story of how smartphone technology has evolved over the generations, the impact it has had on specs and usage, and how things are likely to evolve over time. We deep dive into the state of current adoption across markets, the fast expansion of mid-end segments, design and features trends, and some of the key brands leading in today’s super competitive 5G environment.