5G technology is almost here, and smartphone brands and mobile users alike are bracing themselves for the latest generation technology standard for cellular networks. For all intents and purposes, 5G technology is expected to change the way we live and work. From faster download speeds to lower latency, 5G connectivity will improve our user experience multifold, as compared to 4G networks. While it will still take at least 12-18 months for the Indian telecom operators to roll out 5G networks, it is undoubtedly a reason to be excited about.
Furthermore, 5G technology will have a significant impact on all industries and businesses. Automation will only get better, which will have a profound impact on industries that use machines and robots for manufacturing purposes. Control systems will become more efficient and intuitive, while the lower latency will facilitate faster response times. 5G technology will also allow us to finally realize the utopian concept of smart cities and villages, while autonomous vehicles will also become prevalent within the next few years.
That said, 5G technology will also alter the landscape of the smartphone industry. Here’s how 5G technology will shape the mobile phone industry over the next few years.
More RAM size and storage space
5G phones will essentially witness faster download speeds, which means that you can easily download full-length movies, or large gaming apps within a matter of seconds! How will that translate to better specs and features in your handsets? Smartphone OEMs will essentially have to offer more RAM capacity and internal storage, to accommodate this growth in content consumption and app usage.
Mobile games like PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty: Mobile and Need for Speed are large files, and would require a smartphone with at least 128GB storage space. Furthermore, smartphone brands will also have to standardize higher RAM size, such as 8 – 12GB, to ensure that the mobile devices can run smoothly without any lags, while users can easily switch between such heavy apps without the phone slowing down.
Gradual move to 5G
While brands are now slowly rolling out 5G-enabled mobile phones, they will soon have to move to 5G completely. According to one report, it was predicted that there would be around 67.2 million 5G connections by 2023 in India, and the number of people using 5G phones will increase over the next couple of years. While this number will still be significantly less when compared to consumers using 4G VoLTE networks, what this essentially means is that even the budget consumers would be inclined to purchase 5G phones.
Thus, in a couple of years, the best phones under 10000 INR would be 5G-enabled. This isn’t farfetched, considering brands like Xiaomi, Realme and OnePlus are reportedly on the verge of introducing 5G phones under 20,000 INR. In fact, few of these models are even expected to cost as less as Rs. 15,000, such as the OnePlus Clover, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G, and Realme Q2.
Have you ever been in the midst of a crowd, or a crowded place like a cricket stadium or a concert? If so, you would have noticed that your phone signal would be extremely weak. Even worse, it might be difficult to get any network at all. However, thanks to 5G technology, that will no longer be an issue.
You won’t have to hurry out of the stadium or concert hall to answer an important call. Neither will the call get dropped because of network issues. 5G networks are being developed to handle congestion, which implies that you won’t have to worry about missing important calls.
Run operations from the cloud
The pace at which technology is evolving is truly remarkable. Thanks to 5G technology, we won’t have to worry about running power-hungry apps on our mobile phones. Instead, we can connect our phones to the cloud, and run these operations from the cloud, and project it to our phones. Thus, regardless of the phone hardware, we can run apps easily and efficiently. In fact, companies like Google and Microsoft are working on such services, which let us play high-quality games on our devices through cloud-connected servers. This represents a paradigm shift in the mobile industry.
If you want to purchase a new 5G-enabled smartphone, you won’t have to wait until the prices drop in the future. You can use the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card instead, and convert the cost of your new smartphone into easy EMIs. The EMI Network Card comes with a pre-approved limit of up to Rs. 4 lakh, with flexible tenors ranging from 3-24 months.