5G phones are coming and they will cost more than their 4G counterparts. How much more? A report claims that Chinese manufacturers have adopted a “5G+500” formula, meaning a CNY 500 premium (that’s $74/€65).
And it looks like that just barely covers the additional costs of producing a 5G phone. A 5G modem and compatible chipset are expected to add nearly $50 to the price then there’s $30 more for new antennas and other hardware.
Of course, with this much competition the prices of 5G hardware should start dropping fast, which will improve the profit margins of phone makers.
I really can`t stand when western ppl cry about discounts and wait for things to get cheaper with 20-50 bucs. They don`t see that they spend those amounts in daily basis for a drink in a pub, or what is even worse when they buy gas for their awfully ...
With the 3% of the global coverage in next 2 years i rather stick to 4G LTE until the covarage will be 20% or more. At the present having 5G phone is as useless as having case on a duraforce pro phone most rugged phone by Jerry rig.
Malware come with it?