5G has recently become the talk of the town globally with governments in many forward-thinking countries racing to become the first nation to fully adopt the next generation in mobile data. It has gone as far as setting up dedicated taskforces to ensure a timely roll-out of 5G to all its citizens.
Telecommunication networks here in the Philippines have also been racing to ensure that their subscribers will be among the first to use 5G in highly populated areas in the country, and eventually, nationwide.
But the question remains “what exactly is 5G and how will it benefit me.” 5G is the fifth generation of mobile wireless communications, as its name suggests. And it promises three major benefits to users – faster speeds, higher bandwidth, and lower latency – over its predecessor, 4G.
Those are just the broad strokes on how 5G will bring improvements but how will it benefit our daily lives. Here are just some examples of what 5G will enable us to do:
Send and Receive Information in an Instant
With 5G being designed to reduce latency, this generation of wireless technology enables faster transmission of data compared to the currently widespread 4G. This will allow users to send and receive text messages faster, make video calls to their loved ones smoothly, and transfer big files with minimal waiting time.
In a world where we have grown accustomed to binge watch our favorite series on our smartphones anywhere and anytime we want, it’s frustrating when what we’re watching suddenly stops and then continues loading. This commonly happens in crowded areas with a high volume of people with too many devices trying to connect to a single network. This slows down the network to a crawl and allows lags in video playback.
Thanks to 5G, buffering times could almost cease to exist as low latency and higher bandwidth capabilities will allow users to easily stream high quality videos, even in crowded areas. Its larger bandwidth capacity will also allow users to escape the “spinning wheel of death” and can seamlessly load any video with ease.
The biggest frustration for any gamer is experiencing lag during an intense match. This is again thanks to latency in the network, which causes an unwanted delay that impacts your reaction time to the game.
5G will now bring lower latency, which might make lagging on a mobile network a thing of the past. Gamers will enjoy a more immersive and interactive gaming experience through innovations such as remote real-time gaming, online multiplayer mobile gaming, as well as cloud-based gaming.
Increase Internet-of-Things Devices
The speed, bandwidth, and low-latency brought by 5G will make it possible to control and manage a larger amount of IoT devices more effectively. You can now expect to see a slew of innovative new devices, giving users the power to be more connected than before.
This will benefit you in many ways. When it comes to smart home devices, you can expect increased speeds and lower latency that will improve how fast connected devices send and receive data and notifications. The increased speeds will also benefit almost every IoT devices in your home.
Safe and Reliable Usage
While 5G is still in its infancy when it comes to implementation in many countries, there may be concerns among users on its safety and reliability. The biggest concern for now is that whether 5G could cause certain health issues due to radiation. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) reiterates that 5G does not pose a health risk to users.
You can experience 5G with the right device
5G is undeniably the next step for connectivity everywhere. But you will need the right device in order to experience it. Fortunately, the vivo V20 Pro ticks all the boxes for a 5G-capable smartphone in a reasonably priced package.
The vivo V20 Pro comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset that supports 5G connectivity and optimizes your experience to have a low latency connection. It is the beating heart for its gaming performance to keep you entertained throughout the day. It’s also packed in a stylish chassis that’s sure to fit whatever lifestyle you are into.
Together with 5G and vivo’s strength, experience, and world-class technological-expertise – with a top 4 global ranking in the global 5G smartphone production and market share in 2020 – you will get the technological performance you need to capture the best moments in life.
vivo V20 Pro 5G
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G|
|Screen||6.44-inch AMOLED, 2400 x 1080, HDR10|
|OS||Android 10 with Funtouch OS 11|
|Rear Camera||64MP f/1.9 Main, 8MP f/2.2 Ultrawide, 2MP f/2.4 Depth; Dual-LED Flash, HDR|
|Front Camera||44MP f/2.0 Main, 8MP f/2.3 Ultrawide|
|Connectivity||Dual-band WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C|
|Battery||In-display Fingerprint Scanner|
|Others||4,000mAh, 33W Flash Charge|
|Colors||Sunset Melody, Midnight Jazz, Moonlight Sonata|