LG to supply 5G smartphone to United States carrier Sprint in 2019

Judy Cobb
August 17, 2018

The two parties are tight-lipped about price, specs and even an exact launch date, but are confident that it will be the first 5G smartphone to be made available in the US.

LG will roll out a smartphone in the first half of next year that will be customized to work with Sprint's proposed 5G network.

But despite the ongoing talks with regulators, Sprint has confirmed the LG device will optimised for its 5G network and that the only way you'll be able to use it with T-Mobile is on 4G.

LG aims to offer the first 5G handset for Sprint's next-generation phone network.

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According to the mobile network company, the 5G rollout will bring faster and more reliable internet speeds to its customers.

The South Korean tech firm has not yet provided detailed specifications for the upcoming smartphone. "And we're excited to revolutionize the mobile industry as we dramatically improve the way Sprint customers work, play and stay connected".

Competition is inevitable and all chances are of others plunging in, but Samsung has already cleared the Galaxy S10 is not 5G compatible and Apple is nowhere near till September 2019, so looks like LG will bag this one.

LG has been working side-by-side with Sprint for almost 20 years, and we are looking forward to expanding this partnership with 5G. The list of the cities to get 5G connectivity include-Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Washington DC. Sprint is one of the largest cellular operators in the United States. This is the second 5G phone announcement we've seen, after Motorola and Verizon unveiled a 5G add-on for the Motorola Z3 phone coming "early next year". With Massive MIMO at the foundation of Sprint's Gigabit LTE and 5G service, Sprint can keep meeting its customers' demand for unlimited data and high-bandwidth applications, such as television in high definition and virtual reality.

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