Can you imagine your current smartphone to the phone you had five or ten years ago? From the ‘look and feel’ to the specifications and unique features, your phone has come a very long way. The smartphone industry is going through a transformation of sorts and is on the brink of cutting-edge advancements which is going to revolutionize the usage of a phone. The enhanced functionalities of our phones have indeed made them an indispensable part of our lives.
Technology will continue to evolve and we can expect new and exciting mobile trends, powerful hardware, and sophisticated algorithms to harness the amazing and advanced capabilities of our phones beyond what we could possibly imagine.
Artificial intelligence, a powerful smartphone trend, has already penetrated the mobile world and brands like Vivo have jumped on the bandwagon to churn out mobiles like V9 with Face access for swift unlocking, Attention sensing, and AI selfie lighting for a superlative user experience. With the advent of 5G Technology, attention has largely shifted towards 5G mobiles. When it comes to buying a new mobile phone, the customers hunt for its 5G compatibility.
What is 5G?
5G stands for fifth-generation network and is the next step in cellular connectivity, in the same way, that 4G followed 3G. Perhaps, the biggest USP of 5G is the faster downloads, higher bandwidth, lower latency which is the lag between initiating an action and getting a response, thereby, a far superior experience as compared to its predecessors.
Sending and receiving signals almost instantaneously, it is expected that 5G will offer mobile internet speeds of more than 10 gigabits per second (Gbps), which happens to be approximately a hundred times faster than 4G. In fact, it could allow a user to download a full feature-length movie in High Definition in less than five seconds! In addition to speed, the other promising aspect is the ability to support connected devices. For example, the Integrated automation technology will sync your smartphone with your home and office to optimize daily experiences like driving to work and heating your house on a cold night.
The future of 5G in India
Commercial 5G networks are live in 61 countries worldwide, according to data by GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association). Unfortunately, 5G rollout plans in India have been delayed due to ongoing challenges for telcos and the delay of spectrum allocation by the government,
However, the good news is that Telecom major Bharti Airtel had demonstrated a live 5G service on a use case basis over a commercial network in Hyderabad on January 28 this year, while billionaire Mukesh Ambani has publicly stated that Reliance Industries (RIL) will be ready for India’s “5G revolution” in the second half of 2021.
Demand for 5G enabled smartphones
5G smartphone shipments crossed 3 million in 2020 which accounts for 2% of all smartphones purchased. Market intelligence firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) anticipates overall 5G smartphone shipments in 2021 to account for 10% of overall phones purchased which is around 11 million.
This will translate into more manufacturers like Vivo launching 5G compatible mobile devices at multiple price points for the discerning consumer. In the premium segment, the Vivo IQ00 Pro priced at INR 40000 and Vivo Z6 priced at INR 22500 in the mid-range segment is 5G phones.
5G becoming an important buying factor
If you want to future-proof your phone, then opting for a 5G mobile phone would be a wise choice. A 5G mobile phone will let you use a SIM card with a 5G network seamlessly. However, if this network is not yet available in your country, you can use a 4G SIM card on a 5G smartphone easily.
One can also expect the 5G smartphones to become more affordable and may eventually trickle into the budget segment category under 15000 INR thereby making it a must-have feature on a smartphone.
Buying a 5G phone on EMI
While exploring available 5G mobile phones, don’t forget that you can purchase any Vivo 5G phone on an easy EMI basis with Bajaj Finserv. Visit the EMI store and pick a phone that meets your requirements. These EMI’s protect you from any hidden charges as you have the flexibility to pay the amount in installments (Maximum tenure- 24 months). You can also foreclose the loan at no additional cost.
So don’t wait for any further and grab your 5G Vivo mobile today to be future-ready!
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