Top 6 5G Powered Smartphones in Australia
5G phone networks are going live in Australia, and the first 5G phones are now available, and many more to come.
So what are the options of 5G phones that you can you buy now? Here is the best 5G phone you can use in Australia!
1. Apple 5G iPhones
The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are now available and 5G connectivity will be available until 2020. The first iPhone was with iPhone 5 connectivity which was launched about a year after the launch of 4G networks in Australia.
2. Samsung 5G Smartphones
Being the first 5G smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G was exclusive to Telstra at the launch, but you can now get it through Optus too.
You can also get the 5G version of the Galaxy Note 10+, available through both Telstra and Optus. In case you are looking for a cheaper 5G smartphone, you should consider the Galaxy A90 5G.
3. LG 5G Smartphones
The LG V50 ThinQ was the first 5G smartphones launched in Australia, and it’s sold only through Telstra. In addition to 5G connectivity, the LG V50 also has a unique secondary screen accessory. You would get the secondary screen as a free bonus on picking up the LG V50 through Telstra. The secondary display of LG V50 makes it the best and cheap foldable smartphone.
4. OPPO 5G Smartphones
OPPO’s Reno 5G is the first 5G smartphone. Apart from 5G connectivity, the OPPO Reno 5G sports a triple rear-facing camera with 10x zoom and a rather notch-less design. It includes a pop-up shark fin front-facing camera that slides up for a selfie.
With “intelligent drop protection” that will hide the camera when the phone will fall and it has an in-screen fingerprint reader instead of facial recognition for biometric authentication.
This phone is available through JB Hi-Fi for $1,499 or on a plan from Telstra or Optus.
5. Huawei 5G Smartphones
In addition to a flexible display, Huwaei is also 5G-ready. For about $4,000 locally, it will be available in Australia soon.
Huawei has already unveiled its Kirin 990 processor, a new top-tier chipset used in the Mate 30 Pro and next year’s P40. The 5G ready Kirin 990 is notable as it’s the first flagship 5G System on Chip (SoC) in the mobile segment. The Mate 30 Pro is available in limited quantities.
6. Xiaomi 5G Smartphones
Xiaomi has also ventured into the Australian market selling outright devices, and it’s now got a 5G smartphone also: the Mi Mix 3 5G. You can find Mi Mix 3 5G only through Xiaomi’s Australian online store and retailer partners like Amazon and JB Hi-Fi. To use this 5G phone you need a Telstra or Optus SIM-only plan.
Other 5G Smartphones
While in the future all smartphones will be 5G compatible ultimately, we know that Sony, HMD Global (Nokia), Google and more are already launched its 5G smartphones and many more would plan to jump into this bandwagon.