5G is coming this year & thanks to AT&T for that as they’ve announced that they intend to be the first major carrier to roll out 5G networks in the United States starting from late 2018.
“5G will change the way we live, work and enjoy entertainment,” said Melissa Arnoldi, president of AT&T Technology and Operations, said in a statement. “With faster speeds and ultra-low latency, 5G will ultimately deliver and enhance experiences like virtual reality, future driverless cars, immersive 4K video and more.”
Talking of the Smmartphones, none of the existing Smartphones & even the ones coming with the Snapdragon 845 won’t support it. The first Snapdragon SOC to support 5G is going to be the Snapdragon 855 that we don’t expect to come out before 2019. So, even if AT&T rolls out the 5G network, we are not sure if consumers will actually be able to use that in 2018. Only if Huawei can include 5G support in their upcoming Kirin 980 and release the Mate 11 (or Mate 20 or whatever they want to call it) before 2018 ends in the US, that may be the only device(s) supporting 5G in 2018. However, the real game is going to start in 2019 without a doubt.
Source: Digital Trends