5g technology is known as the core technology of artificial intelligence and Internet of things in the future. For many mobile phone enthusiasts, they pay more attention to when China's 5g mobile phones can be launched? It seems that 5g mobile phones will be launched in the second half of this year. Do you think it is possible?
With the gradual maturity of the technology and the increase of the number of tests, 5g is getting closer and closer to the commercial use, which also attracts more and more people's attention. Wen Ku, director of the information and Communication Development Department of the Ministry of industry and information technology, said that the first batch of 5g chips are expected to be streamed before New Year's day this year and completed around the Spring Festival. The construction of commercial base stations will be carried out in the first half of 2019, and the first batch of 5g mobile phones will be produced in the second half of 2019.
At the beginning of this year, Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of industry and information technology, said: 5g is in the key stage of standard determination, and 3GPP, the international standards organization, will complete the first version of 5g international standard in June this year.
As for operators, Wang Xiaochu, chairman of China Unicom, said at the annual performance communication meeting in 2017 that China Unicom will conduct 5g pilot and off-site test in 12 provinces and cities this year. China Telecom said that it plans to carry out medium-sized field experiments in several major cities in 2018 to make full preparations for the trial commercial use of 5g in 2019 and the subsequent large-scale commercial use. China Mobile said that it will actively participate in the third stage test of 5g technology R & D in Q1, 2018, and carry out the construction of large-scale test network; in Q3, 2018, it will lead the 5g scale test in five major cities to start the construction of business demonstration network; in Q2, 2019, it will launch commercial terminal chips and conduct the operation verification for commercial construction.
In addition, counterpoint research, a market research company, has previously released a report that the global 5g smartphone shipment will reach 110 million units in 2021, an increase of 255% over 2020. Counterpoint research pointed out in the report that 5g smart phones will enter the initial commercialization stage in 2019. After the initial slow growth, as countries begin to deploy 5g infrastructure, 5g mobile phone sales will grow significantly.