Technology is improving faster than ever. From our devices to connectivity, everything is changing at a rapid pace. After 4G, the next step in the world of mobile networking is 5G. With the efforts of companies like Verizon and Qualcomm, the development of 5G technology has been remarkable. And now, with companies like Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio starting 5G trials in different parts of India, 5G is no longer just a dream. During this trial period of six months, companies will test 5G technology across the country, and soon, it will be a reality reaching every home in India. But what is 5G, and how will it be different from the existing 4G network? Should you start thinking about purchasing 5G mobiles that are being launched in the market? Here’s everything you need to know about 5G technology.
Benefits of 5G technology and how it differs from 4G
Like the transition from 3G to 4G, this too will bring about significant changes in the way we use and experience our mobile devices. From the internet speeds to the latency, everything is set to change in the world of smartphones. Here is a more detailed account of the benefits of 5G technology over 4G.
It goes without saying that the new generation of mobile networks will enhance the speed with which we access the internet today. With a high speed 4G network, one could achieve a maximum download speed of 300 Mbps. With the introduction of 5G, that speed is expected to reach 10 Gbps. This 10x increase in internet speed will revolutionize the way we use our mobiles. It will allow us to do more things like broadcast events from our mobile phones, and download movies within seconds. If a full-length feature film takes 10 minutes to download on 4G networks, it would take only 6 to 7 seconds with 5G networks! Therefore, not only will 5G bring more convenience and different methods of entertainment into our lives, but it will also help us save time.
Lower network latency
Network latency is measured by the time taken by a data packet to reach from the source to the receiver. Lag or network delay is a more common term used for it. With all the previous generations of mobile networks, the network latency was high enough to be noticed during activities like live streaming. However, with 5G, this lag will be completely eliminated. The latency of 5G networks is expected to be less than the blink of an eye. This means that the period of delay will be so low that the human eye will fail to perceive it. Therefore, we will be able to access and post information in near-real-time! We will be able to connect billions of smart devices, and share near-real-time information, which could be a game-changer in the automation industry.
VR and AR in mobile phones
Until now, applications involving virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) were extremely limited in mobile phones. This was primarily because of the limitations of the 4G network. However, 5G will bring historical developments in the network speed and latency levels. This will also help in the development of VR and AR-based applications for mobile phones.
More immersive displays
Our existing networks have limited us to watch content in 4K resolution. But with 5G technology, one will no longer have to make compromises with the video quality, even while watching videos on the phone. Furthermore, the quality of our video calls will also improve significantly.
Never lose connectivity
Although 4G networks did reach even the most remote locations of the country, they still weren’t very reliable. One is likely to lose their mobile network on entering rural, forest or hilly areas. The same problem persists in crowded stadiums, where people struggle to experience stable mobile connectivity. But 5G’s high spectral efficiency will ensure that you never lose connectivity, even in scarce or overcrowded areas. This will help us stay connected with the world at all times.
Although 5G will be far superior to 4G networks, its cost-per-bit will be much lower!
All of this is proof enough that 5G technology will improve our smartphone experience. Companies like Realme have already launched 8GB RAM mobile phones (Realme X7) that are 5G-compatible. Since it is inevitable that 5G technology will be a reality in the near future, getting a 5G phone would definitely be a smart choice. Not only would you be future-ready, but you will also be able to shift to 5G networks as soon as they are launched.
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