Motorola’s Upcoming 5G Phone Confirmed to Be Launching via Verizon

  • Verizon has confirmed that it will carry Motorola’s upcoming 5G smartphone.
  • The company gave out the information in a blog post while detailing how it reached speeds of 4.2 Gbps on its mmWave 5G network.
  • Motorola and Verizon have refused to provide any additional information on this mystery 5G smartphone.
  • This 5G toting phone was reportedly going to be unveiled at the MWC 2020, but the event was subsequently canceled by the GSMA.

In what was supposed to be a post about Verizon reaching speeds of 4.2 Gbps on its mmWave 5G network, the carrier also managed to let slip a couple of key details, particularly about an upcoming Motorola smartphone. This smartphone was apparently used for the test mentioned above, confirming that an unannounced Motorola 5G smartphone is out there and that it will support Verizon’s 5G networks.

While the fact that that this upcoming smartphone supports Verizon’s 5G networks is no surprise, it will be interesting to see if it will be compatible with the carrier’s yet to be launched sub-6Hz 5G networks.

Verizon’s blog post also mentions that this new Motorola 5G phone will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset coupled with the Snapdragon X55 5G modem. While some sources mention that the phone will feature a waterfall display and bear the “Edge+” name, it’s too soon to tell if this will materialize.

While Verizon or Motorola haven’t offered any clarification on this mystery 5G device, it’s clear that it will be launching soon. It is said that the phone was originally expected to be revealed during the MWC 2020 event in Barcelona, which was called off after multiple companies refused to visit the event over concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus.

Phones like the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G are currently available on Verizon with support for its mmWave 5G frequencies wherever available. However, carriers that use sub 6GHz 5G spectrum have more of an advantage with regards to network coverage as compared to mmWave 5G. The flipside to this is that not a lot of devices support both mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G frequencies.

Source: Verizon

Via: Droid Life