Globally, 26 vendors have announced 48 5G devices which comes in various form factors – Smartphones, hotspots, indoor CPE, outdoor CPE, modules, snap-on dongles/adapters, IoT routers and USB terminals.
There are 16 smartphones (plus regional variants), 6 hotspots (plus regional variants), 12 CPE devices (indoor and outdoor, including two Verizon-spec compliant devices), 9 modules, 2 snap-on dongles/adapters, 2 IoT routers and 1 USB terminal. All 5G devices are powered by 5G chipsets from 5 different vendors – Huawei, Intel, Mediatek, Qualcomm and Samsung.
On the 5G phone front, there are vendors like Huawei, LG, Nubia, OnePlus, Oppo, Samsung, Sony, TCL, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE. Huawei is launching MateX 5G smartphone based on Balong 5000 chipset, Lenovo is launching Z6 Pro based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 platform with X50 modem, LG is launching V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 platform with X50 modem, Nubia is launching Mini 5G smartphone based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 platform with X50 modem, OnePlus is launching OnePlus 5G smartphone based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform and Oppo is launching Find X 5G smartphone based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform with X50 modem.
Samsung is launching two 5G phones – GalaxyFold 5G and Galaxy S105G based on Qualcomm Snapdragon and Samsung Exynos processor, Sony is launching Xperia 5G based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform with X50 modem, TCL is launching Alcatel7 5G, Vivo is launching Apex 2019 based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform, Xiaomi is launching Mi Mix 3 5G based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform with X50 modem and ZTE is launching Axon 10 Pro 5G based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform with X50 modem.
On the CPE front, there are vendors like Askey, D-Link, Huawei, Inseego, Nokia, Samsung, WNC and ZTE. Asked is coming up with Askey 5G CPE which is indoor CPE based on Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 modem. D-Link is coming up with DWR-2010 which is indoor CPE based on Qualcomm processor; Inseego is launching R1000 Home, an indoor CPE router; Nokia is launching Fastmile5G Gateway for both indoor and outdoor receiver options; Samsung is launching SFG-DO100, an indoor CPE, WNC is launching 5G NR outdoor CPE based on Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 modem and ZTE is launching 5G indoor CPE.
On the hotspot front, China Mobile is launching ForerunnerOne 5G Smart Hub based on Qualcomm, HTC is launching 5G Hub based on Qualcomm; Huawei is launching 5G Mobile WiFi based on Balong; Inseego is launching MiFi 1Q5 Mobile based on Qualcomm, Netgear is launching NightHawk M5 Fusion MR5000 based on Qualcomm, VNC is launching 5G Mobile hotspot and WNC is launching 5G NR MHS based on Qualcomm.
On the module front, there are modules from Fibocom (FG100), Quectel (5G RG 500Q, RG510Q, RM500Q and RM510Q), Sierra Wireless (Air Prime) and Telit (FM980/FM980M). On the USB terminal front there is only TCL. TCL is launching Alcatel 5G USB data terminal based on MediaTek. On the dongle front, Doogee is launching DoogeeS90 based on MediaTek processor and Motorola is launching 5GMotoMod based on Qualcomm processor.
In future, we might see more such announcements of 5G devices based on different form factors for different industrial usage as and when the operators start launching 5G services globally.