Apple’s first 5G iPhone will reportedly arrive in 2020, but Verizon and Samsung are taking the leap to 5G a year ahead of the Cupertino tech giant by launching 5G smartphones in the first half of 2019, the companies confirmed in a press release on Monday.

In the statement, the two companies revealed that they would unveil a prototype utilizing Qualcomm's modem chips at the chipmaker’s annual tech summit in Hawaii this week, and more details on the processor and modem is expected to be revealed there.

While Verizon has already launched commercial 5G home service in select cities like Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, the mobile 5G network is suggested to offer capacity and download speed many times faster than the current 4G LTE network.

Verizon's 5G mobility service will go live in early 2019 and Samsung's forthcoming foldable $1,700 smartphone is suggested to incorporate the new tech. Head on over to Samsung and Verizon for more details.

In other tech news, Royole releases the world’s first commercial foldable smartphone.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.