Canada's First Ever 5G Smartphones Are Going To Be Available Next Month
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Canada's mobile game is stepping up to the next level. Starting in March 2020, Rogers will be offering the first devices to use Canada's 5G network. They will all be ready out of the box to deliver peak performance on the newly completed digital infrastructure.
All of the newest 5G enabled phones are, and include the Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+ 5G, and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.
"We’re excited to put Canada’s first 5G device in consumers’ hands, ensuring users are ready to experience all the benefits that 5G networks will bring," Jennifer Safruk, VP of Sales and Product Management at Samsung Electronics Canada said in a statement.
"The Galaxy S20 5G series enhances everything consumers do on their phone – video, gaming, communication and more."
Rogers has already begun its rollout of this new technology.
The network is currently in place in, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Within the year, Rogers expects to have its 5G coverage expanded to 20 more markets.
Currently, this service is only available on Rogers Infinite and select business plans. A basic Infinite plan with 10GB of data and no overages starts at $75 a month (not including a tab for a new phone).
"We are thrilled to bring our Rogers Infinite customers the first 5G smartphone in Canada on the country’s first 5G network," Brent Johnston, President of Wireless atsaid in a statement.
"Unlimited data is critical to unleash the full potential of 5G wireless technology and applications in the future, and our customers are ready to take full advantage of that potential with Rogers Infinite plans that let them share unlimited data with no overages across their devices on Canada’s only national network."
The 5G networks mean faster data sharing across long distances, as well as better reception in city buildings.
However, there is already some controversy surrounding the use of 5G.
The Financial Post reports that Canada's military has warned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau against allowing Chinese company Huawei access to it, over concerns of illegal surveillance.