5G Devices List October 2020 – Member report
Last month, the number of announced 5G devices surpassed 400 devices for the first time and this figure has continued to grow rapidly, standing at 444 announced 5G devices by the end of September 2020. Once again, this is accompanied by a continued rise in the number of 5G devices that are commercially available. By end-September 2020, 222 5G devices were understood to be commercially available, representing half of all announced 5G devices for the first time. It is also the first time that the number of commercially available 5G devices has exceeded 200; in fact, the number of commercially available 5G devices has almost doubled since end-May 2020.
By end-September 2020, GSA had identified:
- twenty announced form factors (phones, head-mounted displays, hotspots, indoor CPE, outdoor CPE, laptops/notebooks, modules, snap-on dongles/adapters, industrial grade CPE/routers/gateways/modems, in-vehicle routers/modems/hotspots, drones, robots, tablets, TVs, cameras, USB modems, a switch, a vehicle OBU, a vending machine and an encoder).
- ninety-six vendors who had announced available or forthcoming 5G devices.
- four hundred and forty-four announced devices (including regional variants, and phones that can be upgraded using a separate adapter, but excluding operator-branded devices that are essentially rebadged versions of other phones), including 222 that are understood to be commercially availablet
- two hundred phones (up 19 from August), at least 148 of which are now commercially available (up 10 in a month). Includes three phones that are upgraded to offer 5G using an adapter.
- one hundred and eighteen CPE devices (indoor and outdoor, including two Verizon-spec compliant devices not meeting 3GPP 5G standards, and enterprise and vehicle grade CPE/routers/gateways), at least 41 of which are commercially available.
- sixty-four modules, at least 11 of which are commercially available.
- twenty-four hotspots (including regional variants), at least 13 of which are commercially available.
- nine laptops (notebooks), at least one of which is commercially available.
- seven tablets, at least five of which are commercially available.
- twenty-two other devices (including drones, head-mounted displays, robots, snap-on dongles/adapters, a switch, TVs, USB terminals/dongles/modems, cameras, a vehicle OBU, a vending machine and an encoder).
Not all devices are available immediately and specification details remain limited for some devices.
5G Devices List October