_ What is 5G?
It’s been nearly a decade in the making, but 5G is finally becoming a reality. Carriers started rolling out fixed 5G to select cities a few years ago, and mobile 5G has already made appearances in cities around the country, with a much more comprehensive rollout expected this year.
That said, it seems like there are more questions about 5G than there are answers. Some people are wondering what 5G is, and if they’ll ever see it in their city, while others are more interested in 5G smartphones. And of course, there is the debate about which carrier will have the best 5G service.
Before we explain how 5G works, it’s probably a good idea to explain what 5G is.
what is 5G?
5G is the next generation of mobile broadband that will eventually replace, or at least augment, your 4G LTE connection. With 5G, you’ll see exponentially faster download and upload speeds. Latency, or the time it takes devices to communicate with wireless networks, will also drastically decrease.
How does 5G work?
Now that we know what 5G is, it’s a good idea to understand how it works, since it’s different from traditional 4G LTE. Below is a video playlist that will help you know how 5G works and where exactly it can be used.
Here’s the list of 5G phones currently out.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
- LG V50 ThinQ
- Moto Z4 (with 5G Moto Mod)
- Moto Z3 (with 5G Moto Mod)
- Moto Z2 Force (with 5G Moto Mod, post-Android Pie update and only on Verizon)
- OnePlus 7 Pro 5G
- OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren
- Huawei Mate X
- Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
- Oppo Reno 5G
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
- Axon 10 Pro 5G
- Nubia X 5G
You can keep tabs on which smartphones support 5G in our guide: Every 5G phone announced so far.
In which city can you access 5G
In Kenya, the largest and what is termed to be the most dominant internet service provider – safaricom. was spotted doing 5G network tests in Nairobi and it is rumored that the company will launch then new generation network early February.
On the other hand, Telkom kenya and airtel kenya are still laying 4G testing facilities and so we can not be certain when exactly the duo will start working on 5G. At least with the recent plans of their merger….
To our families and friends in the rural areas, the coming of the 5G network may not mean a lot to them since communication companies are still struggling to make 2G and 3G penetrate the Kenyan villages.