Have you ever wondered about lighting speed control? Oh yes! You are on the right track of what 5G can do for you.
1 5G is actually about lightning-fast speed, for your phone and speed, it goes beyond. The next-generation wireless technology has promised to make downloads and uploads ultrafast, but it’s also poised to open up new or better ways of doing everything from growing food to saving lives.
2 5G WILL TAKE TIME TO EXPAND
For now, 5G’s what 5G are giving, are the benefits which start with the phone. When this eventually replaces 4G, 5G data transfer will be between 10 and 100 times, faster than today’s networks.
3 A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION
The earliest 5G speeds tests taught us six hard truths about what we really want. Since our first real-world 5G speed test in 2019, every major carrier has invested in making their networks more reliable and available in more areas.
4 DOWNLOADING LARGE FILES, FAST
We can’t talk about 5G without mentioning one of its most immediate uses: Downloading large files in seconds, like the entire season of Stranger Things 3 to watch offline, and streaming high-def movies without a hiccup. But don’t worry, there are more 5G promises to do.
5 UPLOADING FILES IN A SNAP
It will also upload files quickly, like all those video clips you publish to YouTube and TikTok, and tons of high-resolution photos to save online. Verizon recently turned on 5G uploads in 35 cities.
6 CRYSTAL-CLEAR VIDEO CALLS
5G networks combine those blistering data speeds with almost zero lag connecting to the network. That could lead to video calls with pin-sharp resolution and minimal image buffering or freezing.
7 STREAMING YOUR VIDEO GAMES IN REAL TIME
The same philosophy applies to real-time, high-definition gameplay, as with resource-heavy games such as PUBG Mobile.
8 5G DEVELOPMENT SHOULD MAKE 4G FASTER, TOO.
As carriers build out and improve 5G networks, their 4G networks may reap some benefits. They share much of the same equipment, so even if you don’t use 5G, or drop down to 4G speeds, providers still want the experience to be impressively fast.
9 HIGH RESOLUTION ARE IN REAL TIME
Augmented reality games such as Pokemon Go and Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite relies on your phone’s data connection to create virtual elements in the world around you. A faster connection could make objects richer and more immersive, and expand well beyond games.
10 HANDS-FREE VR THAT WON’T MAKE YOU PUKE
When it comes to VR headsets, 5G’s contribution is expected to bring you richer graphics and lower latency — which means a lot less of the stuff that often makes people feel queasy and disoriented when trying out or using VR. Eventually, the goal is to render graphics in the cloud.
VR headsets that can run off your 5G phone are still on track for 2020, Qualcomm, the world’s largest mobile chipmaker, said.
11 TV YOU CAN MOVE WITH YOUR FINGER
Samsung’s demo of interactive “TV” made an impression when I saw it in February 2019. As shown on a Galaxy S10 5G, you could zoom in on a live-streamed baseball game to see players up-close. You could also twist your fingers to rotate your vantage point, which means you’re looking at different players from every angle while they throw, catch and run.
12 INSTANT LANGUAGE TRANSLATION
Translations, like through Google Translate, take a lot of AI work, and, if you’re translating on the fly, a lot of data. 5G holds the power to translate large amounts of text or speech quickly and flawlessly, even more so than with 4G today.
13 ULTRAFAST 5G LAPTOPS
We already have 4G LTE-enabled laptops, so laptops that directly tap into the 5G network from anywhere without needing a phone, hotspot or Wi-Fi access point are the next logical evolution. The first 5G laptops are destined for 2020. It isn’t clear what kind of delay could be caused by complications from the coronavirus pandemic, but there’s still half the year to go.
14 FIXED 5G COULD REPLACE YOUR Wi-Fi
It’s too soon to replace your home Wi-Fi network with home broadband over 5G, but it’s one of the reasons fans are excited by the new technology. If anything, it could keep you from screaming at your cable box.
15 FIRST RESPONDERS COULD BECOME FASTER RESPONDERS
5G’s higher data speeds can potentially help first responders save more lives. By relying on the powerful new networks to control its dispatch system, responders such as the London Air Ambulance, pictured here, can cut down their response time, and send help faster.
16 AVOIDING CRASHES ON THE ROAD
Self-driving cars already sound futuristic, but as they develop alongside 5G, they’ll be able to use sensors to tap into the network and instantly communicate with other vehicles on the road, avoiding collisions by knowing where every car is.
17 SMART CITIES THAT RUN ON 5G
Data is at the heart of smart cities, which use vast quantities of it to help manage the city better. 5G is pegged to power the network infrastructure of smart cities in the 2020s, everything from the electrical grid to the water supply. Here’s more on how 5G can impact smart cities.