Apple is not expected to have an 5G iPhone ready until 2020. With that in mind, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon said on Tuesday that all Android manufacturers will have at least one flagship phone that supports 5G by the end of 2019. And since Qualcomm’s 5G baseband modem chips will be found in nearly all of these Android flavored handsets supporting the next generation of wireless connectivity, the company’s president should know.
During Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii on Tuesday, Amon said that one year from now, every Android handset maker will have a 5G flagship phone being sold by U.S. carriers. With Apple apparently not rolling out 5G supported iPhones until the end of the third quarter of 2020, the Android platform could see a wave of business from first adopters and others curious about 5G.
During his keynote speech yesterday, Qualcomm’s president showed a slide of the hardware companies working with Qualcomm on 5G. These firms include Asus, Fujitsu, Google, HMD, HTC, InSeeGo, LG, Motorola, Netgear, NetComm Wireless, OnePlus, Oppo, Samsung, Sharp, Sierra Wireless, Sony, Telit, Vivo, WingTech, WNC, Mi and ZTE.