Mobile World Congress

Say hi to 5G, the next big thing in smartphones

5G wireless networks and foldable phones dominate the Mobile World Congress, the biggest trade show for mobile technology

The 5G era is here, with the first smartphones built to work on next-generation 5G networks announced at Mobile World Congress, the biggest trade show for mobile technology.

Touting speeds that are 10 to 100 times faster than existing networks, 5G networks would enable consumers to download a 1GB movie in mere seconds compared with over a minute using 4G.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2019, with the headline 'Say hi to the next big thing in smartphones'. Print Edition | Subscribe