All the action in the best budget 5G smartphones is in the mid-priced market as Google, OnePlus, Samsung, and even Apple battle for a spot in your pocket. Here's a look at your options.
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With Verizon Media off the books, the wireless and telecom giant can focus on 5G, broadband and business applications, said Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg.
Lenovo's smartphone unit has become a key value 5G player with devices hitting multiple price points.
Samsung's mid-tier smartphones will have prices between $100 and $500, but the company won't bring the Galaxy A72 5G to the US.
Qualcomm's Flight RB5 5G Platform aims to accelerate development for commercial, enterprise and industrial drones as well as edge computing.
Qualcomm's launches highlight how the company is looking to combine its 5G knowhow with IoT, industrial use cases and edge computing.
OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are strong contenders in the Android smartphone market and the devices surged in 2020 across multiple price points. But distribution beyond T-Mobile and AT&T 5G certification are critical for more upside.
FirstNet network will get 5G service for devices as well as Internet of things and video intelligence use cases.
T-Mobile also raised its 2021 merger synergies outlook.
T-Mobile plans to use its Uncarrier playbook to poach business subscribers from incumbents AT&T and Verizon. Verizon eyes edge computing and AT&T is using a hybrid network ground game.