Ballot of the week: Is it time to take away “5G” from cellphone names?



“Sensible Cellphone Observe 22 Professional 5G”, cellular names by no means shied away from ever ballooning names however typically they’re crucial. Like within the present transition between 4G and 5G. Customers – and advertising departments – are on the lookout for hints that their funding can final, and is appropriate with the shiny new factor™. However with most launches already 5G-ready, do you suppose it’s time to ditch the suffix in cellphone names? Welcome to the ballot of the week.

I can already hear the voice inside some readers: “Right here comes NextPit with one other #firstworldproblem”. However since most attention-grabbing gadgets are already appropriate with the most recent technology of cellular networks, we thought it was one thing we must always ask our viewers.

After all, there are cellphone fashions which might be nonetheless being launched with two variations, every topping at 4G or 5G, however that provides one other complexity that my colleague Casi Drees identified: a few of these fashions are very completely different telephones on the within, which might result in some confusion.

Worse, they can lead to some shopping for frustrations like getting the Galaxy A52 considering it’s the similar cellphone because the A52 5G, however with one much less “G”, which isn’t true. Or take the Redmi Observe 10, in comparison with the 5G mannequin, they’ve completely different dimensions, weights (179g vs 190g), screens (60 Hz AMOLED vs 90 Hz LCD), and even digicam configuration.

The Redmi Observe 10 5G (proper) would not have the ultra-wide digicam discovered within the vanilla mannequin / © Xiaomi

There isn’t any apparent resolution to that with out complicating cellphone names much more, it looks as if Xiaomi sacrificed a number of the 4G’s specs to succeed in a lower cost level within the 5G market. This leads us to the subsequent query: do you suppose manufacturers ought to goal specs as shut as potential for the completely different fashions?

And that is it for this ballot of the week. As all the time we are going to return to this subject subsequent Monday after we will analyze the solutions given by the NextPit Neighborhood.

Be happy to share your opinions in regards to the subject, and even reminisce previous generational transitions – do you miss the times of the LG’s and HTC’s 4G fashions? What in regards to the nice purge of the SoC manufacturers? Or is it simply the rising pains of each transition?