Safaricom launched their new 5G network in March, and with it comes great benefits to consumers. The network that will ultimately replace the current 4G and 3G networks, will offer speeds in excess of 700Mbps and up to 1000Mbps(1Gbps) in real world performances. This is a massive improvement on the 4G network which can only offer speeds of up to 100Mbps.
Apart from increased speeds, 5G will also offer low latencies (time taken for a signal to leave your phone, travel to a network tower and back again to your phone.) This will be particularly useful in the medical field where precision is paramount during delicate operations and also to gamers who will benefit from lower pings during their online matches.
Which Phones Support 5G
The market is currently untapped in the 5G space especially as most people are rocking phones with 4G capabilities, however there are phones which already have started taking advantage of the increased speeds from Safaricom. These are;
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
- Huawei P40 Pro 5G
- Nokia 8.3
- Samsung Galaxy S21
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G is a flagship model released in 23rd October 2019. It gives incredible performance having 8GB of RAM, HiSilicon 990 7nm processor which is very fast and on top of that, it also has a massive storage of either 128GB or 256GB depending on the version you buy. With the added capability of utilizing 5G speeds, this phone will serve you well. You can get one at Compland Shop.
Huawei P40 Pro 5G
This is another flagship model by Huawei. It was released in April 7th 2020 and like the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, it has 8GB of RAM while for storage you have the options of choosing either 128GB, 256GB or 512GB. This particular model is also available at Compland Shop.
The Nokia 8.3 brings 5G capabilities to the medium range market. It is a fantastic choice for someone who wants to experience 5G without breaking the bank. It has 6GB of RAM and an internal storage of 128GB which will be sufficient for most users. You can get this phone here.
Samsung Galaxy S21
The Galaxy S21 was released on January 29th this year and brings fantastic performance alongside the aforementioned 5G capabilities. The flagship model has 8GB of RAM and in terms of storage one has the option of choosing either the 128GB one or 256GB. Both these models can be found at Compland Shop.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
Released in September 2020, this phone gave us a glimpse into the future of what smartphones might look like, the foldable phone is a thing of beauty while the engineering itself is nothing short of spectacular. Moving away from the looks, the phone boasts an internal storage of either 128 GB or 256 GB while having a sizeable amount of RAM at 8 GB. You can get a hold of it at Compland Shop, or physically at Compland Shop, located at Bihi Towers alongside Moi Avenue, Basement 1, Shop no. B3.