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Qualcomm is expecting two waves of 5G flagship smartphones in 2019

Richard Lai
Qualcomm is expecting two waves of 5G flagship smartphones in 2019

If you've been wondering when to expect the first 5G smartphone on the market, there's now a somewhat official answer from none other than Qualcomm. Speaking at the 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon said that based on what his company has visibility to, they are expecting "at least two waves of major flagships" with 5G radio next year, with the first lot arriving some time within the first half of the year, and the rest in the holiday season.