5G is ready to be deployed by most of the telecom companies around the world. Phone manufacturing companies are releasing their flagship phones with 5G as the USP.
5G delivers higher transfer rates compared to the existing 4G networks. It indirectly accommodates new technologies like Augmented reality, virtual reality, and the internet of things. But the latest reports on 5G reveal hidden overhead associated with 5G networks. Smartphones require more power to use 5G. It means the battery may give less backup. As per the latest studies, 5G networks consume 20% more power compared to the existing 4G networks on mobile phones.
Every emerging technology has its own limitations in the initial period of its roll-out. The same thing applies to 5G also. The modems which are going to be incorporated in 5G smartphones are in their generation of evolution. They need to be developed in a more sophisticated way by optimising the various elements of the design. That’s why for few years 5G smartphones may give trouble on performance, or battery backup.
To address the power needs of a 5G smartphone, the phone manufacturing companies should find other ways to give more backup to the user. Some 5G models come with higher battery capacities, or other models may introduce powerful fast charging technologies which are helpful to charge the battery in a few mins.
It will take more time to settle down the standards of 5G in the industry. Later only we can enjoy the benefits of the technology. The present uncertainty in the world needs to be fixed, then only telecom advancements come into existence.