With 5G in offing, you’re going to interact with the device in your hand very differently from today. It’s indeed getting real, with multiple companies, the likes of Samsung and Huawei, announcing 5G devices at MWC That being said, the fifth generation of wireless network is still going to take a little longer . The complex infrastructure is still being developed and built up and the technology of everyday phones has yet to catch up.
In the meantime, let’s clear the air; we’ve all read about what 5G promises cities, but what about Internet insane leap in internet speeds change the way we use our phones?
A brief history
Just in case you’re not caught up, this is how far humanity has come in connecting each other wirelessly.
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In short, 1G let us talk to each other. 2G gave us messaging. 3G let us use the internet outside our houses. 4G, while less of a leap, made everything faster and let us stream videos and load HD pictures in an instant, virtually leading to social media as we know today. And now, 5G is in retrospect the most significant leap forward, hypothetically tying together any device with a wireless connection with immense speed.
5G. Speed and Latency
Theoreticallly the faster 5G speed is. at 20GBps download speeds is a massive leap forward, realisticalky you will never achievthe really revolutionary step e is its low latency, or the communication lag time –
What Low Latency in 5G will mean?
5G promises to have a latency of 1ms, which is 120 times faster than rates put up by 4G.
this gigantic Improvement in latency means VR and AR can truly take off.
Phone companies can fully realize the potential of digital reality when 5G kicks off. Virtual Reality experiences are about to get a whole lot serious. We’re pretty sure VR headset will be promoted more aggressively so everyone gets their hands on one.With zero latency,
Video calls over VR headsets are sure to be a thing, immersing yourself in the environment of the whoever you’re on the phone with. Live events can also be televised on VR platforms, to put you right in the action.
In professional fields, services, training and conferences can be performed via VR and AR, bringing a new dimension and immediacy to the way we interact.
And thanks to the super-fast download speeds, you won’t need to put up with the pathetic 240p-or-so resolutions on VR displays today. You’ll be streaming all this – live – in 4K
Multiplayer’s a bit of a hit-or-miss at the moment with mobile gaming. Sure, PUBG’s a lot of fun with friendls bringing a reliability and seriousness to mobile gaming that we don’t find today.
5G also promises the Internet of Things – any device with a wireless connection gives data and information to power this endlessly connected future. For mobile gamers AR entertainment become even more dynamic and able to interact with things around you more realistically.
With the inevitable rise in high-definition content, 4K and beyond, expect phones to keep pushing the boundaries of size and resolution. There’s only so many pixels the eyes can see on a small screen like our phones today, but that’s where folding phones come in, granting us more screen to really appreciate the higher pixel density.
With higher quality VR waiting at the door, video streaming services will definitely go multi-dimensional too. The dream-like future where we engulf ourselves in fantasy worlds along with our favorite heroes is about the come true
FFNANCAL INVESTMENT & COST TO CONSUMER
Here’s one thing you probably don’t want to hear. For carriers and cities, 5G isn’t a simple software update for its existing network. It’s a painful process of installing new cables and antennas that can support the new technology. And no surprise, we the consumers will have to bear the cost.
So don’t get too comfortable with the low prices you’re paying for 4G LTE By the time 5G NR (New Radio, the new LTE) rolls out, prices are bound to go right back where we came from.
HOW LONG YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT
There’s certainly plenty to be excited about, but the realization of 5G will still take a while. Logistically, few countries are ready to take on the costs and challenges of 5G. Reliance JIO n India s expected to Roll out by August end
While the world eagerly anticipates driverless cars and the Internet of Things, it raises all sorts of alarming questions, from who takes responsibility for accidents to potential security disasters.
Technological advancement probably won’t wait for us humans to solve these conflicts, but for the sake of moving forward, and our safety – we sure hope we do;