Verizon, Motorola, Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm completed the first 5G data transmission on a smartphone on a commercial 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) network.
This successful test was completed with a moto z3 paired with a 5G moto mod, the first 5G-upgradeable smartphone, in Providence, RI. This is the same 5G-upgradeable smartphone device consumers will use on Verizon’s 5G mobile network when commercial service begins in 2019.
The companies performed several tests over the 5G connection, including browsing the internet and placing a video call. The transmissions were completed over Verizon’s 28 GHz spectrum and Samsung 5G New Radio (NR) solutions. The moto z3 with 5G moto mod is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, along with the QTM052 mmWave antenna modules.