CES 2019; Sprint will carry a Samsung 5G device, come summer – plus other 5G gadgets partnerships

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Sprint has announced its plans to unveil a 5G equipped Samsung device in the summer of 2019. And while its competitors, the likes of Verizon and T-Mobile have already led the way for 5G deployment, we should not overlook Sprint just yet. The wireless carrier, already making us feel hyped about the upcoming summertime; they will also be looking to debut a smart home box alongside the Samsung 5G device.

We’re not surprised! Other big tech carriers already announced their support for 5G; but we’re positive Sprint will carry a separate variant of the prospected Samsung 5G phone. According to Sprint, the device will connect to their 5G network using either a 2.5GHz, 1.9GHz, or 800MHz spectrum bands.

We’re yet to get more information about the Samsung 5G phone, considering we don’t yet know if the new device will be part of 2019 Samsung flagship; just like the trendy Samsung Galaxy S10. Therefore, even if it’ll be a tester smartphone for 5G, we will have to wait on the wireless carrier to confirm the device details.

The new smartphone will depend on a 5G modem, therefore we anticipate it will utilize the Qualcomm X50 modem; a gadget that only integrates with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. This fact again prompts us to conclude that the device will make a flagship variant – although it’s not officially recognized as part of Samsung’s flagship lineup.

Additional announcements about other 5G devices

In 2018, Sprint made public that it was working with LG on a possibility to release a 5G equipped smartphone for the first half of 2019. Moreover, towards the end of 2018, the wireless carrier again announced its partnership with both Qualcomm and HTC for a 5G smart hub; also anticipated debuting the market in the first half of 2019.

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Credit: Sprint

CES 2019 came with more news from Sprint; who in their press release hinted about plans to launch a revamped model of its trendy smart home box. The new magic box, which they named Sprint Trebl, first appeared in 2017. Moreover, the revamped version is well integrated with major advanced techs, such as Alexa, Harman Kardon speakers, and a Bluetooth feature. We also predict that Sprint’s new smart home box will be well equipped with an improved LTE data connection.

On the sideline

If the company’s merger with T-Mobile is anything to go by, then Sprint’s hyped 5G plans could be halted once they merge. This is because their merging will allow them to deploy an advanced 5G network – opening a wider market reach. Implying that the newly merged company will finally be able to compete with other big techs, such as AT&T and Verizon – both currently ranking above T-Mobile and Sprint.

Finally, towards the end of 2018, Sprint was proud to announce that they were now carrying in over 225 cities with the famously fast LTE. Among the major cities Sprint carries include – New York City; Las Vegas; San Francisco; Seattle; Atlanta; Washington DC; Chicago; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Miami; Indianapolis; Detroit; Chicago. To boost their relentless carrier services, Sprint claimed that its LTE network was only a stepping stone to the incoming 5G plan.

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