5G was one of the top themes discussed during the “Two Sessions” by Chinese officials, which was covered during the entire conference period.
2019 is to be a “year of 5G”. During the recent MWC Barcelona, companies like OPPO, Xiaomi, Huawei and ZTE all released their first-ever 5G phones. Lately, CMCC (China Mobile Communications Group) revealed that they’re planning to achieve full 5G internet coverage by the end of this year in Beijing area.
The vice president of CMCC Li Zhengmao said, the 5G terminal will not be just limited in phones, but will be expanded to AR/VR, robots, drones and so forth.
The company forecasts the price for 5G phones to be above RMB 8000 in 2019 and will further drop to just over RMB 1000 in the next year.