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Rumor suggests Apple’s 5G iPhone could rely on a custom antenna

Sponsored Links SIPA USA/PA Images For years, leaks and rumors have targeted 2020 for the arrival of Apple’s first iPhone with 5G capabilities. Now we’re in the year, and carriers are starting to roll out networks with the high-bandwidth connections. Samsung already revealed that its Galaxy S20 series will offer 5G support across the line, …

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MIT’s ‘smart surface’ could improve your WiFi signal tenfold

Sponsored Links Lead author Venkat Arun in front of the RFocus smart surface prototype. Jason Dorfman, MIT CSAIL There’s a problem with stuffing wireless connections into ever-smaller devices: they can struggle to maintain a good signal when there’s so little space for antennas. MIT CSAIL researchers might have a fix, though. They’ve developed an RFocus …

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FCC gives Google and Sony permission to dole out 3.5GHz spectrum

Sponsored Links Mark Wilson via Getty Images The FCC just gave Google, Sony and two other companies the greenlight to open the 3.5GHz band to commercial use. Considered by many as a building block for 5G networks, the 3.5GHz band could speed up 4G communication and enhance 5G networks, helping the latest iPhone and Android …

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 5G is arriving in the first quarter of 2020

Sponsored Links Samsung Samsung has confirmed its plans to release a Galaxy Tab S6 model with 5G in the coming months. The 5G-capable version of the hybrid tablet, which first popped up on the tech giant’s Korean website on Christmas, will be available in Korea in the first quarter of 2020. It could become the …

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AT&T’s real 5G comes to NYC and five other cities

Sponsored Links HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images American 5G is in a poor state right now, but carriers are making at least some attempt to rectify that situation. AT&T is following up on its mid-December launch of real 5G by adding coverage for six major cities. You should now have lower-band 5G data in New …

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Walmart’s Amazon attack plan could put 5G antennas, servers in stores

Sponsored Links Walmart logo is seen at a store in Mountain View, California, United States on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. NurPhoto via Getty Images Now that Walmart and others are chasing Amazon’s convenience with shipping that’s nearly instantaneous, deep discounts for third parties and convenient in-store pickup of online orders, what’s next? According to a …

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Fewer than 10% of Americans are buying $1,000 smartphones, report says

Enlarge / The Samsung Galaxy Note10. Ron Amadeo We’ve already seen indications that American consumers are holding onto their smartphones longer than before, posing challenges for companies like Apple and Samsung for whom mobile phone sales are important to the bottom line. A new NPD report reiterates that point but adds that fewer than 10 …

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AT&T will bring real 5G to millions of customers this year

Sponsored Links AT&T AT&T says it will roll out 5G service — not LTE-based 5G Evolution, just 5G — nationwide in 2020, but in the “coming weeks,” tens of millions of customers will get access as it reaches markets like Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Providence RI, Rochester NY and San Diego. Pre-orders for its first ‘low-band’ 5G …

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Verizon’s new 5G coverage maps show just how sparse the network is

Enlarge / Verizon 5G in Boston’s Fenway/Kenmore area. Verizon Verizon has continually touted its rollout of 5G as it reaches more cities with the latest cellular technology, but new coverage maps confirm what consumers have experienced: Verizon’s 5G network is only sparsely deployed even in major cities. You can check out Verizon’s new coverage maps …

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Verizon will preload Snapchat on ‘select’ 5G phones

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Snap Inc. and Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) announced today that they are “official 5G innovation partners.” As part of the alliance, Verizon will preload the Snapchat app on “select” 5G devices and offer exclusive deals through its Verizon Up rewards program. Snap will develop new AR features and experiences at Verizon’s …

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