Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
Measuring just 7.7mm thick, Oppo’s Reno3 Pro 5G is set to be one of the thinnest dual-mode 5G phone in its price segment. The term dual-mode just means that the handset is capable of supporting true 5G standalone networks. Featuring a near bezel-less curved glass display on the front and back, hole punch camera, as well as a 4,500mAh battery. Read more for another picture and additional information.

Huawei Mate X Foldable Smartphone Release
Huawei unveiled the Mate X prototype at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress back in February as a competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, and unlike the latter, this foldable smartphone has a wraparound outside display that’s accessible even when the device is closed. Priced at an eye-watering $2400, the Mate X is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor with 8GB of RAM and 512 GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. The main highlight is its 8-inch OLED display that folds outwards to form a 6.6-inch main display and a 6.38-inch rear display. Read more for a video and additional information.

Vivo Nex 3 5G Hands-On
Vivo’s Nex 3 not only has 5G connectivity, but a near bezel-less 6.89-inch “Waterfall FullView” OLED display, and due to its curvature, there’s no room for buttons on the side of the phone, so the company had to add virtual buttons called Touch Sense that work in conjunction with a haptic feedback system. Inside, it’s powered by a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with a vapor chamber cooling system. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
Photo credit: Engadget | Lets Go Digital
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A90 5G is set to be a mid-level smartphone and features a stainless steel frame as well as a vertical triple camera setup out back. Key features include a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display, possible Snapdragon 855 SoC octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and 45W Super Fast Charging compatibility. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Samsung PlayGalaxy Link

Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
Samsung recently filed a trademark with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) for PlayGalaxy Link, and many are speculating that this is the name for their new cloud gaming service. The company partnered with Finnish company Hatch, a subsidiary of Rovio Entertainment, and launched a new 5G cloud gaming service in Korea. If this does become a reality, it would take on Apple Arcade and Google Stadia. Read more to see the patent and for additional information.

Verizon Wireless 5G Mobile Phone

Verizon’s 5G network was supposed to launch in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11, but the wireless carrier announced today it has officially turned on the network ahead of schedule in those two cities. “We wanted to get 5G in the hands of customers as soon as we were able. We were able to deliver 5G more quickly than previously promised. We’re excited and this is an exciting day for our customers,” said Kevin King, director of communications for Verizon, to USA TODAY. For now, you’ll need a Motorola Moto Z3 with the 5G Moto Mod to take advantage of the network. Read more for two more videos and additional information.

Huawei Foldable Phone
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
Huawei submitted trademark applications for the Mate Flex , Mate Flexi, Mate Fold as well as the Mate F last year, and some have speculated that at least one of these will be a foldable smartphone of sorts, possibly with 5G technology. Other specifications could include a Kirin 980 processor with a double Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which would be plenty of power for gaming on the go. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Vivo Apex 5G Smartphone
The Vivo Apex 2019 is the company’s first 5G (Qualcomm X50 5G modem) smartphone and boasts a “Super Unibody” curved glass design with no visible headphone jack, USB-C port, or buttons. You charge the mobile phone via a rear-mounted magnetic connector that can also be used for data transfer. Other features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 256GB of internal storage, 12GB of RAM, and a dual rear camera setup. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability, but expect it to make an appearance at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.


Photo credit: Reddit
AT&T has been testing the Netgear Nighthawk 5G hotspot in select areas across the country, and some of those users have begun posting their 5G speeds with mixed results to say the least. The 5G network is currently producing speeds nearly identical to AT&T’s 4G LTE, as a user managed to get 194.88 Mbps download from a tower located directly across the street from their location atop a 3-story building. Read more for another video and a picture comparing 5G to 4G LTE.

Vivo Nex 5G
At the Xinhua News Agency media conference yesterday, Android smartphone maker China Unicom showcased a prototype Vivo NEX 5G. It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC with Snapdragon X50 modem, and look nearly identical to the original Vivo NEX with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The main difference between the 4G and the 5G versions are the newly designed motherboard and antenna to improve the overall connectivity, as well as coming equipped with a larger battery. Read more for a picture of the prototype and additional information.