Why are 5G phones even being unveiled already? It feels like it’s barely months since 4G networks launched… so why are we even talking about selling 5G handsets already? Why did we see multiple phones being announced at MWC this year packing the new technology on board?
I’m certainly not against the idea of 5G coming into the smartphone world… and wider. It’s genuinely going to be a revolution.
It’s going to allow multiple sensors to be connected together on a network at once – this is going to have a huge effect on things like large factories, where multiple elements can be monitored to bring large-scale efficiencies. That might sound dull, but it’s game-changing stuff to businesses.
Driverless cars will be able to be connected and controlled with almost zero lag, so pinpoint corrections can be made from the cloud.
Gaming on the go will be possible, as you’ll be able to connect to a console-quality server and stream games to your phone. [...]