It is known that Google is getting ready to announce the new Pixel 4 series smartphones, which will be unveiled at an event on October 15. What we didn’t know, though, is that in addition to the 4G variants, Google may also unveil a 5G variant at the same event, as claimed by a Nikkei Asian Review .
If that turns out to be true, Google will not only beat Apple, but it will also beat Microsoft, which recently returned to the market with smartphones with the Surface Duo and every other company in the race to release the first smartphone. with 5G from a US company.
According to the source, Google has begun testing for the production of its first 5G smartphone, which is underway in China. However, given the US-China trade war and the avoidance of any kind of fine, Google will produce models for the US market in a production plant outside China. The predominant candidate for the site is a Vietnamese facility currently under construction and will be ready by the end of this year.
Google may finally decide to unveil its first 5G model next spring, according to other sources, along with the release of a more affordable Pixel phone. Even then, however, Google will lead Apple in the race to produce the first next-generation 5G US phone.
The source also revealed that Google’s supposed 5G smartphone will be equipped with a Snapdragon 855 chipset provided by Qualcomm.
Nikkei Asia asked Google to comment on the authenticity of this information, but the search giant declined to answer. Be that as it may, October 15 is very close, so we won’t have to wait long to find out if Google will get the title of “the first US company to announce a 5G smartphone.”