A Sprint exec has reportedly hinted at a “distinct” look for.
“What’s really remarkable about the LG device that you’ll see is it’s going to be immediately recognizable,” Mishka Dehghan, vice president of 5G development at Sprint Business, told Mobile World Live. “Everybody around you will know it’s a 5G device.”
It’ll still be a “beautiful, shiny object,” she said, but it’ll be “distinct” from other phones.
Both Sprint and LG declined to comment.
The fifth generation of cellular technology, better known by the shorthand 5G, promises to greatly enhance the speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks. It could be 10 to 100 times speedier than today’s typical cellular connection, and even faster than a physical fiber-optic cable going into your house. Theis designed to connect a far greater number of devices than traditional cellular network.
Sprint previously said its new device will be the carrier’sand it’ll be out in the first half of next year, in time for the launch of its 5G network.
Competitor Verizon, meanwhile, is due toin Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California, on Monday, starting at $50.
First published at 7:02 a.m. PT.
Update, 8:09 a.m. PT: Adds that Sprint and LG had no comment.
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