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World's first 5G phone is here and it just got shown off

New 5G phones are expected to become available to buy in 2019 as networks begin to roll out their support for the high-speed capable connection.

5G also means a longer range, more consistent connectivity and – crucially for gaming, autonomous cars and virtual reality – low latency.

While 2019 will see 5G start to appear, the speeds shown in testing of up to 1Gbps, probably won't become a reality until systems are more established, likely by 2019 or later.

Qualcomm has shown off the phone with its latest Snapdragon 855 CPU which is able to support 5G.

Also expected in 2019 are a whole host of foldable phones , although these will likely focus on that feature as the sell and may not come with 5G support too.

Expect Huawei to also launch 5G phones in 2019, only with their native Kirin chipsets onboard.

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