Seems to be getting more accessible 5G for average consumer Listed in certified lists of Greek providers more mid-range devices but also they manufacturers Get ready to launch talented models connection to fifth generation networks even low price category.
Remember that consumers high download speeds and load these words 5G must be placed in a confined space and approved by the relevant provider offering the scope, 5G smart phone. If the above two conditions are true, the connection is automatically enabled because 4G compatible SIM cards are also 5G compatible.
While most smartphones that access 5G networks are in the high price range when fifth-generation networks are enabled, the list of providers with certified devices is growing and is expected to be further enriched in April, offering options for each “wallet”. . Today, existing and certified models starting at 279 euros can include devices that could be cost-effective, for example through a contract program like Cosmote. 139 Euros.
The list has already been enriched Cosmoteadding even more previous weeks 11 new devices in the list of certified smartphones in the 5G network. These are Huawei P40 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Samsung Galaxy A42, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Realme X50, Realme 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T, OnePlus Nord N10, as well as the new series Samsung Galaxy S21 | S21 + | S21 Ultra. It is worth noting that the price of the two models of Real Me and Xiaomi’s new model varies between 270 and 350 euros.
Until now she hasn’t got Cosmote Broader range of certified 5G devices with 21 5G Smartphones now providing access to COSMOTE 5G. Other certified devices in the COSMOTE network are: Apple iPhone 12 mini, Apple iPhone 12, Apple iPhone 12 Pro, Apple iPhone 12, Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21 +, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Xiaomi Mi10T Lite, Xiaomi Mi10T Pro, Xiaomi Mi10T, Xiaomi Mi10, Xiaomi Mi10 Pro. The most economical smartphone of these is Xiaomi Mi 10T lite, which costs 299 Euros.
The movements related to Cosmote are of course prepared by the competitors of Vodafone and Wind.
But to this day, in his case Vodafone 7.Certified 5G smartphones have been specifically approved to connect. Vodafone 5G Giga Network include: Huawei P40 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Xiaomi Mi 10T lite, Xiaomi Mi 10T, Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, Xiaomini Redmi Note 9T and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. However, in addition to the brand new series of iPhone 12, the new models of the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, as well as the Samsung Galaxy A43 5G and the foldable Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 are in the certification process.
Finally and Wind It starts with the following 6 models: Xiaomi Mi 10T, Xiaomi Mi10T Pro, Xiaomi Mi10T Lite, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T, Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. Models belonging to the iPhone 12 series (Apple iPhone 12 mini, Apple iPhone 12, Apple iPhone 12 Pro, Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max), Samsung Galaxy S21 series and Samsung Galaxy A32 5G, as well as 5G models OnePlus, TCL and Realme.
Manufacturers are betting on sales growth due to 5G
The efforts of manufacturers placing or preparing to launch on the shelves of stores, even more economical devices that will provide 5G connectivity, also support vendors’ moves to certify even more devices. For example only on Friday Samsung introduced us to the Galaxy A32 5G Promising the best performance without delay, with only 279 Euros.
It is expected that the trend will intensify as 5G, which will re-warm smartphone sales, which have been stagnant in recent years, has been activated and was also affected by the pandemic last year.
Remember according to them 5G will be one of the main reasons for the increase in smartphone sales, according to IDC analysts for years to come. Specifically, the market expects growth of 1.3% by 2024, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report. Already last year, shipments of 5G smartphones reached 19% of global sales volume and are predicted to increase. 58% by 2024. The same report, The average selling price of 5G smartphones will drop by 25% year-on-year to $ 611 in 2020 and $ 453 in 2024.
The global smartphone market and Gartner Inc are expected to move up in 2021, which in a recent analysis Thanks to 5G technology, smartphone sales will reach 1.5 billion with an increase of 11.4% compared to 2020. In fact, according to Gartner Inc., 35% of smartphones that will be sold in the international market in 2021 will be 5G technology.
According to market players, upgrading to 5G devices may also reduce the time users’ store their devices for years to come. It should be noted that in Europe In 2020, the average duration of a device in the hands of consumers reached 28.4 months,27.4 months last year.
Providers aim to increase population coverage
So far, all three providers offer 5G speeds, but in certain areas of cities. Actually Cosmote offers 5G in certain areas of Athens and Thessaloniki as well as the following cities of the region: Larissa, Volos, Ioannina, Kavala, Trikala, Karditsa, Drama, Naoussa, Xanthi, Serres, Giannitsa, Igoumenitsa, Lesbos. It offers 5G and connectivity to Vodafone and Wind in certain areas of Athens and Thessaloniki.
Of course, the rapid development of quality 5G networks that will equally cover the difficult terrain of Greek territory is the next big “bet” that providers aim to “win”. The target, which is defined as the obligation of providers in the provisions of the contract for the provision of radio spectrum, ensures that 60% of the country’s population is covered by 2024 and 90% by 2027.
But all three raised the bar even higher. Especially Cosmote committed its 5G network to cover 50% of the population by the end of 2021, η Vodafone 40% of the population by the end of the first quarter of 2022 and Over 60% wind in the first three years.