Sprint Promises to Deliver First U.S. 5G Smartphone Next Year

It appears Sprint is on track to win the 5G race.

On Tuesday, the telecommunications company announced it has joined forces with LG to deliver the country’s first smartphone with built-in 5G. Sprint hasn’t revealed many details about the device, such as its name or price, but the company says the phone is expected to hit shelves during the first half of 2019.

“Sprint is moving fast on the road to 5G and we are thrilled to announce the first 5G smartphone with the innovative team at LG,” John Saw, Sprint’s chief technology officer, said in a press release. “LG has done tremendous work developing technical designs that enable us to be among the first movers in mobile 5G. Today’s announcement brings us one step closer to putting a beautifully designed advanced 5G smartphone in our customer’s hands.”

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