New York City-based Verizon is teaming up with phone making giant Samsung to unveil a 5G powered smartphone during the first half of 2019. According to Verizon, the technology development is the result of years of collaboration to deploy an end-to-end solution for commercial 5G services using Samsung network equipment and personal devices.
The 5G mobility service will provide massive bandwidth, greater opportunities for connectivity and improved network reliability. When fully implemented, it offers capacity and download speed many times faster than a 4G LTE network.
“5G will usher in a new era of mobile connectivity, allowing people to connect to data, experiences and other people in ways never thought possible,” Brian Higgins, vice president, wireless device and product marketing at Verizon said. “Together, Samsung and Verizon have made huge gains in bringing 5G commercial services to consumers in several cities. Now, we’re partnering to create a smartphone to put the power of 5G in the palm of your hand.”
Samsung previously partnered with Verizon on its 5G Home offering at the beginning of 2018. Verizon has been making strides to stay ahead of its competition, including AT&T and T-Mobile. During the third quarter of 2018, Verizon reported $32.6 Billion in operating revenue, up 2.8 percent from the third quarter of 2017. Get more details about Verzon’s new pones and 5G at Verizon.com.