Oppo 10X foto 230Mid-August, 10 phones are shipping. Prices in China are as low as US$580 (Oppo) but the price drops haven't yet spread to Europe or the U.S. Most phones are in good supply.  The only available source with performance comparison is unreliable. The components used are very similar, so large differences should be rare. The Oppo is currently the cheapest but look at the quality of the 10x hybrid telephoto lens. Chart below. 

Company Model Release date Size (Inch) #Rear Cam Grams Battery
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G August 1 7.2 3 232 5000
Lenovo Z6 Pro 5G August 2019 6.4 4 185 4000
LG V50 ThinQ July 2019 6.4 3 183 4000
Nubia/ZTE Nubia W 5G August 2019 6.3 2 181 3800
OnePlus 7 Pro 5G June 2019 6.7 3 216 4000
Oppo Reno 5G 7/1 6.6 3 215 4065
Samsung Galaxy 10 5G May 2019 6.7 4 198 4100
Vivo iQOO 5G August 2019 6.4 3 196 4500
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G July 2019 6.4 2 218 3800
ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G August 2019 6.5 3 175 4000

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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, especially when you find an error. daveb@dslprime.com

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