LG and Sprint are going to launch a 5G phone next year, and they promise it won’t be ugly

Sprint 5G coming, release date, first 5G phone

Sprint and LG announced today that they're going to work together to launch a 5G phone on Sprint's new 5G network in the first half of 2019. Crucially, the two companies promise that it will be a "really elegant, high-end premium look-and-feel phone ... not much thicker than a normal high-end premium smartphone," in contrast to the 5G brick that Motorola recently announced for Verizon's network.

Device specifications and timing are still up in the air, with the only details we currently have that it will launch in the first half of 2019, and use Sprint's planned mid-band 5G spectrum. The mid-band spectrum that Sprint is planning on using for 5G will be less speedy than the millimeter-wave spectrum that Verizon is relying on, but the much lower frequency means that it should cover more of a city with the same number of cell sites.

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