The next few weeks will see the launch of the first 5G networks in the UK and US - Verizon has already switched on some US cities and some UK areas will also be switched on soon, with EE set to go live on 30 May and Vodafone live on 3 July. 

To go alongside this rollout, 5G phones have already been announced from Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and more. We've detailed those below and linked to our other in-depth coverage of those devices. 

If you want to know more about 5G itself, including all the details on the network rollouts, check out our main 5G feature - otherwise, let's see who's talked about launching 5G phones so far. 

By the way, this feature is just for 2019 phones at the moment - we think the iPhone XII (iPhone 12) in 2020 will be Apple's first 5G phone. In a surprise announcement, Apple has now linked up with Qualcomm to use its 5G modem in the device. On the same day and in a clearly coordinated move, alternative supplier Intel announced it wouldn't produce 5G smartphone modems after all. 

Nokia has also now announced that it is going to use Qualcomm 5G chips in a future smartphone - expect that much later in the year or perhaps at next year's Mobile World Congress event in February. 

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LG V50 ThinQ

The new mainstream flagship 4G phone from LG is the LG G8, but LG has also announced the V50 ThinQ (above) which is coming to EE in the UK. The G Series phones like the G8 will stay as 4G LTE phones according to LG, while V devices will be 5G from now on.

The V50 ThinQ has a 4000mAh battery and a liquid-cooling chamber to keep everything nice and chilled - dissipating heat up to 40 per cent faster than its predecessor model. It's based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 platform. 

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Moto 5G phones

Motorola's Moto Z3 has a 5G Moto Mod and it's available now in the US as a Verizon exclusive - Verizon has now started the roll-out of its 5G network. Verizon expects to have its 5G service turned on in more than 30 areas of the US this year.

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OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

OnePlus has announced a 5G phone. It's a 5G version of the OnePlus 7 Pro, rather unsurprisingly called the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. Read more about the OnePlus 5G phone in our feature.

Again it's running Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 and it'll be coming to EE in the UK. Interestingly, OnePlus says that even though it looks the same as the standard OnePlus 7 Pro, it had to do a lot of work internally to get the cooling and antenna array right. 

Oppo Reno 5G

Oppo, a sister company of OnePlus, showed off a prototype of its 5G handset on the Qualcomm stand at Mobile World Congress 2019 (above) and we've now seen the phone in the flash at both Swisscom's 5G launch as well as Oppo's own Reno series launch, both in Zurich, Switzerland. It's coming to EE in the UK

The 6.6-inch phone is based around Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 platform has an edge-to-edge OLED display with pop-up shark-fin front camera and a triple-rear camera with 10x hybrid zoom. 

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Samsung S10 5G and Galaxy Fold

We've known for ages that there would be at least two 5G Samsung phones in early 2019. 

The Galaxy S10 5G is coming to Vodafone and EE in the UK and Verizon in the US, but will also come to other networks (such as AT&T and Sprint in the US) later. Samsung has now announced a UK and European pre-order for this phone beginning on 22 May. It'll go on full sale on 7 June. 

The foldable Galaxy Fold has also been announced but after the well-documented delay, we don't yet know when it will launch. You can register for the device

Like Huawei, Samsung uses its own chipset and modem for at least some S Series devices. As before, Qualcomm's 5G hardware is inside US S10 devices while Samsung Exynos hardware is used for the rest of the world. Samsung's 5G modem is called the Exynos Modem 5100. 

Sony Xperia 5G phone

Sony used Mobile World Congress to launch three phones, but none of those were 5G. Instead, a prototype of Sony's 5G device - which has a long 21:9 aspect ratio - was shown on Qualcomm's stand. Details are limited, but we know it uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and X50 5G modem. That's as much as we have right now - we'd expect it to launch later in the year (probably at IFA 2019) although we've heard some whispers from a network that it could even be one for 2020.

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Vivo 5G phone

Vivo is also confirmed to be developing a 5G device, with a prototype shown late in 2018 on Qualcomm's stand at CES 2019. As yet there's no word when it will launch. 

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is 5G-ready and was officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress. It uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 platform and sports a 6.39-inch 2,340 x 1,080 FHD+ AMOLED display.

It will be available soon and is launching in the UK with Vodafone from 23 May - indeed, it'll be Vodafone's first-available 5G handset. Prices start at €599 (around £520), although we don't yet know how Vodafone will price it. It will come in Onyx Black and Sapphire Blue.

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ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G

We normally don't cover ZTE a great deal because of the availability of its devices in Europe, but ZTE has announced that the Axon 10 Pro 5G handset will be coming to Europe as well as China in the first half of this year, perhaps bolstered by the success of other Chinese handset manufacturers.

Again the phone runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and it's rumoured to have a 6.47-inch 2,340 x 1,080 display. 

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Huawei Mate X and Mate 20 X 5G

O2, Three, Vodafone and EE have all previously confirmed the Mate 20 X 5G but now this has been thrown into doubt because of Huawei's Google ban

At EE's 5G launch today, the phone wasn't mentioned on the slides and it won't launch when the network does on 30 May.“We’ve put the Huawei devices on pause until we’ve got a bit more information on that” said EE boss Marc Allera at the company's 5G launch.

If the Huawei-Google situation is resolved, we'd still expect it to be sold by the network. We'll update this with more news when we get it. 

The Mate 20 X 5G - also confirmed by Huawei itself - is a 5G version of the huge 7.2-inch Mate 20 X we looked at earlier this year - also pictured above. 

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Huawei also announced its Mate X foldable phone that will be released later in the year. It supports 5G and will be coming to Vodafone and EE in the UK - Vodafone says it will be in the UK in the summer.

It won't be cheap although there's no UK price as yet. The global announcement set it at €2,299 with 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. Again this is all slightly up-in-the-air because of the Google/Huawei situation

Huawei is also going to be providing a 5G home router - we've seen this in action at one of Vodafone's 5G trials. Vodafone, Three and EE will be stocking this, called the 5G CPE Pro router. We believe Vodafone may market it as GigaCube. 

Huawei uses its own hardware platform inside its flagship devices and its 5G modem is called Balong 5000, boasting a 6.5Gbps max speed. It works alongside the Kirin 980 platform that made its debut inside the Mate 20 Pro and has now been used in the P30 series.

Aside from these devices, we're expecting the late-2019 Mate 30 to be Huawei's first mass-market 5G phone - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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