Samsung and LG Likely to Launch 5G phones at MWC in 2019

Samsung and LG are likely to announce the launch of their 5G phones at Mobile World Congress (MWC), which is the industry’s biggest annual trade show. According to the resources familiar with this matter, Samsung could unveil three Galaxy S10 models and a 5G phone. The information is yet to be confirmed by Samsung spokespersons. So far, the only confirmed thing is that the company is working on a 5G phone with many carriers, such as Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. Previously, there were rumors that Samsung could unveil three non-5G models of the Samsung Galaxy S10 at a Samsung event in the end of February, which means roughly a week prior to the Mobile World Congress. Apart from this, LG is also looking forward to show off its 5G phone at MWC. According to an industry official, LG was likely to introduce 5G phones in the month of May in the United States and Korea, but recently the company changed its plan and decided not to be a latecomer in the 5G market. There are high chances that the phone will be an upgraded version of the LG G7 ThinQ with new 5G chip of Qualcomm, and could be named the LG G8 ThinQ. Although, the naming scheme may change. LG isn’t expecting a turnaround prior to 2020, but after becoming one of the world’s first companies to sell a 5G smartphone, the company could follow some marketing strategy or take a smart move, to make a strong comeback. The users can most probably see the LG and Samsung phones hitting the shelves in March. In any of the cases, it would be really interesting to witness how good these smartphones will be able to do in sales, post their launch. This is grabbing a lot of attention, owing to the fact that there won’t be a stable, countrywide 5G network in any part of the world at that point.