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US: Sprint, LG forge 5G smartphone partnership

 |  August 15, 2018

LG has announced that it is working with Sprint on delivering the first 5G smartphone in the United States in the first half of 2019, following the launch of the carrier’s 5G network at the beginning of next year, reported Reuters.

The companies stated they will have more information on device specifications and exact timing of the launch at a later date.

LG Electronics North America CEO William Cho said the tech company’s nearly 20-year partnership with Sprint would expand, with Sprint’s 5G experts to partner with LG in the design of the phone.

“LG has done tremendous work developing technical designs that enable us to be among the first movers in mobile 5G,” Sprint’s Chief Technology Director Dr John Saw added.

The company had previously announced it would initially launch its 5G network in nine cities in 2019, including New York City and Los Angeles.

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