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5G Devices Member Report August 2020

    Report Published on 1 Aug 2020
5G Devices Member Report August 2020 with list of 5G devices

Key facts

The number of announced 5G devices has continued to climb swiftly, accompanied again this month by a continued rapid rise in the number of 5G devices that are commercially available. In January 2020, the number of announced 5G devices exceeded 200 for the first time; by end-July 364 devices had been announced, of which 162 were understood to be commercially available (up from 135 at the end of June).

By end-July 2020, GSA had identified:

  • eighteen announced form factors (phones, head-mounted displays, hotspots, indoor CPE, outdoor CPE, laptops/notebooks, modules, snap-on dongles/adapters, industrial grade CPE/routers/gateways/modems, drones, robots, tablets, TVs, cameras, USB modems, a switch, a vehicle OBU and a vending machine).
  • ninety-one vendors who had announced available or forthcoming 5G devices.
  • three hundred and sixty-four announced devices (including regional variants, and phones that can be upgraded using a separate adapter, but excluding operator-branded devices that are essentially rebadged versions of other phones)
  • including 162 that are understood to be commercially available:
    • one hundred and sixty-two phones, (up 27 from June), at least 113 of which are now commercially available (up 18 in a month). Includes three phones that are upgraded to offer 5G using an adapter.
    • ninety-four CPE devices (indoor and outdoor, including two Verizon-spec compliant devices not meeting 3GPP 5G standards, and enterprise grade CPE/routers/gateways).
      • fifty-five modules.
      • twenty-three hotspots (including regional variants).
      • five laptops (notebooks).
      • twenty-five other devices (including drones, head-mounted displays, robots, snap-on dongles/adapters, a switch, tablets, TVs, USB terminals/dongles/modems, cameras, a vehicle OBU and a vending machine).

Not all devices are available immediately and specification details remain limited for some devices.

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