The full press release clocks in at nearly one thousand words, in which the company goes on about how fast and amazing 5G is and how incredible it is that AT will be first to roll it out.
In the press release, AT says this:
“We’re working on an aggressive schedule to help ensure customers can enjoy mobile 5G when we launch the network this year.
We will add more 5G capable mobile devices and smartphones in early 2019 and beyond.”
These two carefully-worded sentences belie the major issue AT is conspicuously ignoring: no 5G-enabled devices will hit the market in 2018.
The brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, which will first appear in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, isn’t mmWave ready, which is necessary to achieve 5G speeds.