The new solution to bring down 5G smartphones prices

5G smartphones will have improved power efficiency and, thus, longer battery life

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The new solution to bring down 5G smartphones prices. Source: shutterstock.com

According to GlobalData, the majority of  5G phones on the US market cost over $1,000. Despite that, chipmakers roll out technology allowing make them cheaper.

Qualcomm’s newest mid-range 5G integrated chipset, the Snapdragon 765, announced it will help lower barriers to entry in 5G, bringing down the price of 5G-enabled smartphones.

This particular chipset supports both mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum, which are being used for 5G deployments.

In 2020, we will see manufacturers such as Lenovo and HMD (Nokia) in the U.S., along with Xiaomi and OPPO in Europe and Asia, hitting the market with lower-priced 5G smartphones in the $500-$700 range, with some even being offered for less than $500
Anisha Bhatia, Senior Device Analyst at GlobalData

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