Sprint and HTC are collaborating to make a 5G device for 2019

It was recently announced by Sprint that they are teaming up with Qualcomm and Chinese tech company HTC to make a 5G device for 2019 and to be released in the United States.

The device will consist of Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platform using the Snapdragon X50 5G modem and will have both the 5G and gigabit LTE found in different devices.

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[Source: Droid Life]
Sprint CTODr. John Saw said that:

“We’re excited to continue building our 5G device portfolio and announce another way our customers can be among the first to experience Sprint 5G next year,” 

According to Sprint, they would reveal more details on the name of the device, specifications, and the release date in distant future.

Back in February, during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 Dr. Saw said that his carrier has the finest 5G spectrum, with Sprint choosing its initial six 5G markets of Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Houston due to their high traffic and its spectrum holdings.

At the start of November, Dr. Saw said that :

“The tool that we’re going to use to build our 5G network is using Massive MIMO. And the 5G spectrum that we’re going to be leveraging is our 2.5 gigahertz spectrum. So we have restarted building our Massive MIMO sites so 5G, for us, once we have these Massive MIMO sites built, will be a software and line-cut upgrade only, so no tower climbs needed. In a couple of months, we will add the 5G software. We will be able to enable both LTE and 5G simultaneously on the same sites.”

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