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‘5G’ has surely become the “talk of the town” that governments in a number of tech-driven countries are racing to become the first nation to fully adopt 5G – going as far as setting up dedicated taskforces to ensure a timely roll-out of the technology.

Here in the Philippine, telcos have also been racing to ensure that their subscribers will be among the first to use 5G in highly-populated areas and then later on, nationwide.

Still, a lot of people will probably ask, “what exactly is 5G? and how will it benefit me?”

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5G is the fifth generation of mobile wireless communications that promises to deliver three major benefits – faster speeds, higher bandwidth, and lower latency versus 4G.

For starters, it’s not just about Internet speed. 5G opens up a ton of new possibilities for an enhanced user experience in various scenarios. With reduced lags and delays, it will enable a next-level digital experience.

Here are some examples of what 5G will enable us to do:

Send and receive information in an instant

With 5G designed to reduce latency, this generation of wireless technology enables faster transmission of data, allowing users to send and receive text messages faster, make lag-free video calls to their loved ones, and seamlessly transfer big files with very little to no wait.

Buffer-Free Streaming

It’s frustrating when what you’re watching on online video and then it stops abruptly. This usually happens in crowded spaces with a high volume of users. With too many devices all trying to connect to a single network, users are stuck with slower data speed and lags in video playback.

With 5G, buffering time could almost be a thing of the past, as low latency and higher bandwidth capacities will easily allow users to stream high-quality videos, even in crowded spaces.

Lag-Free Gaming

One of the biggest frustrations for gamers that play using mobile data is experiencing lags just when things are getting intense in-game.

5G will make this a thing of the past. Gamers will be able to enjoy a more immersive and interactive mobile gaming experience through new innovations such as remote real-time gaming, online multiplayer gaming, as well as cloud-based gaming.

Increase Internet-of-Things Devices

The speed, bandwidth, and low latency offered by 5G will make it possible to manage a large number of IoT devices more effectively.

When it comes to Smart Home devices, users can expect increased speeds and reduced lag which will improve how fast connected devices can send and receive data and notifications.

Benefit from Safe and Reliable Usage

With 5G in its initial stages of implementation in many countries, there may be concerns among users on its safety and reliability, with the biggest concern being 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.

Get your hands on affordable 5G-equipped devices soon

v20 series 1Worried that 5G device might cost a fortune? the vivo V20 Pro says otherwise – allowing users to get their hands on a 5G-equipped smartphone at a reasonable price.

vivo has expertly packaged its industry-leading technology into a thin, sleek design for its stylish owners, not to mention that the V20 Pro is the thinnest 5G-capable smartphone in the market today.

V20 Pro packs a 7nm octa-core Snapdragon 765G SoC which supports 5G networks. This advanced optimization will help users enjoy low-latency connections even in cellular dead zone areas like elevators and underground parking in malls.

The future is exciting thanks to the power and capabilities of 5G technology coupled with vivo’s strength, experience, and world-class technological expertise – achieving the top 4  global ranking in the global 5G smartphone production and market share in 2020.

The vivo V20 Pro 5G is currently available in Lazada, Shopee, and all vivo concept stores and kiosks nationwide. For more information, click here.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.