At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit being hosted in Hawaii, the chip maker’s President Cristiano Amon stated that all Android manufactures will have a 5G phone in 2019. He stated that every Android manufacture is currently working on 5G at the moment with launches happening next year.
“When we get to exactly this time of year one year from now … we will see every [handset maker] on the Android ecosystem, their flagship across all US carriers will be a 5G device,” he told CNET in an interview Tuesday at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii. “Every Android vendor is working on 5G right now.”
The news is in sharp contrast to with Apple’s plans for 5G, with most not expecting to see a compatible iPhone until at least 2020.