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Do 5G phones exist?

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As of 2014, 5G, or fifth generation, cellular networks have not been developed. South Korean network specialists have announced that they plan on developing the next generation of networks around 2017.

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Given the pattern of improvements throughout past network generations, enhanced speed and connectivity are defining factors for a possible 5G network. Multiple input multiple output technology is likely a key component of current research in working toward 5G. MiMo uses small antennae in servicing individual data streams, and Samsung successfully tested MiMo antennae at speeds of 1 gigabyte per second. A new generation of networks requires new phones, as well, because current 4G LTE phones are not equipped to handle a new network.

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