nubia 230Nubia's Red Devil Marsruns 5G at China Unicom, has liquid cooling, includes force feedback and vibration, and a graphene heat sink! The 48 million nominal megapixel Sony IMX586 camera can produce (some kind of) 8K video.

The 4G version starts at US$400 for a unit that outclasses the iPhone in many ways. Amazon sells earlier Nubia phones and worldwide marketing is beginning.   

The phone is certified by the Tencent 2018TGA Grand Prix, sponsored by the 10% owner of China Unicom, games giant Tencent. Unicom was struggling, so the government brought in Alibaba and Tencent as shareholders and supporters. The joint marketing has been very successful.

450 million people watch esports and sponsors pay US$hundreds of millions to reach them. As you can see in the release below, the gaming features of the phone are remarkable.

Thanks to Richard Lai of Engadget for pointing me to this story.

Liquid cooling + air cooling!

e-sports mobile phone,

you want it all

dave ask


Rethinking Jan 27: Coronavirus could invalidate all projections. I reported on AIDS for 2 years. This could be worse because it spreads in air. Let us hope and pray.

Details on all 5G phones, as prices drop to $285 ** All actual 5G networks worldwide ** Facebook ordered to repost Italian fascist page. ** Apple China sales down 35%** Qorvo sees 300M 5G 2020 & 750M 2023 mmWave <10%

** Bharti demands India Gov more than double prices and enforce cartel. Sunil Mittal "Situation is dire. It is a matter of survival for everyone." ** Wi-Fi 6 meets ITU 5G criteria @stephenjcrowley ** Samsung $8B for Chinese memory plants ** Morgan paying billions for Altice fiber

Dec 10 Sprint bringing $300-500 5G phones to US 2020. Nokia, Lenovo, HMD ** H., Apple, and AMD doing 5 nm test runs on TSMC's 5 nm. Early results are 15-30% better than 7 nm ** AT&T low-band 5G built to >65% US. Speeds slower than 4G at launch. ** 

Verizon CEO Ronan Dunne: >1/2 VZ 5G "will approximate to a good 4G service" Midband in "low hundreds" Mbps ** CFO John Stephens says AT&T is going to cut capex soon. ** Huawei in 16 days sold 1,000,000 5G Mate 20s.  


Welcome  Asia is installing hundreds of thousands of 5G radios and adding 5G subs by the tens of millions. The west is far behind. 200,000,000 in 2020

The demand is there, and most of the technology works. Meanwhile, the hype is unreal. Time for reporting closer to the truth.

I'm Dave Burstein, Editor. I've been reporting telecom since 1999. I love to hear from readers and say thank you when you find an error.

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