5G phones are about to get a LOT less expensive

5G phones are about to get a LOT less expensive
(Image credit: Qualcomm)

5G phones are growing in popularity – and with the four iPhone 12 models set to come with 5G later this year, the technology will only grow more attractive. However, one of the biggest problems with 5G phones is that their price point tends to be set quite high. There aren't too many budget 5G phones out at the moment – but that could all change with the latest announcement from Qualcomm, the leading chipset manufacturer.

Qualcomm has announced its first 6-series Snapdragon mobile chipset with support for 5G networks. This is significant, as the only Snapdragon SoCs that have had 5G capabilities before this point have been the higher end 7-series and 8-series chipsets.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.