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Qualcomm-Samsung axis brings 5G to the masses as Huawei struggles

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By Stephen Nellis and Douglas Busvine

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Fifth-generation chipsets from Qualcomm, the world's biggest supplier of mobile phone chips, now run on five devices from Samsung Electronics, including the $1,299 Galaxy S10 5G model and the new $2,000 Galaxy Fold.

By not naming the competiton (like it does a few paragraphs later with lower chipsets) the article makes it sound like Samsung are the only ones using this 'fifth generation' chipset. Sony, Sharp, Huawei, Asus, Motorola etc are all using them too.

Samsung, the world's top smartphone seller, has also put Qualcomm chips in its lower-priced A90 5G model, which had used Samsung chips in an earlier version.

"The world's top smartphone seller" doesn't mean a lot when market share is only 20%, and rivals have almost the same share. All it shows is that the smartphone market is saturated and companies have to increasingly offer more and more useless features to try to stimulate interest. Releasing a $2,000 device is lunacy, not least because it's way over double the price of a phone and tablet combo which is far more fit for purpose.

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And when will the 5G network be available?

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