Many Filipinos, especially gamers, are excited about the growing adoption of 5G and the advent of affordable 5G smartphones such as Infinix ZERO 5G, as they look forward to enjoying speeds of up to 10x faster than 4G and a smoother and gaming experience. Here are five 5G myths that Filipinos need to dispel.
Myth 1: 5G speed works on 4G smartphones
Fact: You need a 5G smartphone to enjoy #BeyondTheSpeed
To enjoy the full 5G experience, Filipinos need smartphones that support 5G’s higher internet speed, broader coverage, increased capacity, and ultra-low latency. However, the expensive pricing of the early 5G devices has been a barrier. To make it more accessible, Infinix recently launched ZERO 5G, its first 5G smartphone with a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset, 8GB RAM+128GB storage, 6.78” FHD+ 120Hz display, 48MP camera with 30x zoom, and 5000mAh battery with 33W fast-charge. Built for extensive gaming at a Php 11,990 price tag, ZERO 5G is one of today’s most affordable 5G mobile gaming phones.
Myth 2: 5G is all about mobile internet speed
Fact: 5G offers low latency in data transmission set to revolutionize smartphones and computers, even industrial robots.
Enabling almost instant transfer of data from one device to another, 5G is an innovation that makes communication between two devices quicker than ever before, which promises effective implementation of the Internet of Technology (IoT) in many industries. In gaming, 5G’s low ping, combined with its higher capacity to support more devices simultaneously and better bandwidth, allows a more consistent multiplayer gaming experience and unprecedently immersive augmented and virtual reality games. 5G will pave the way for cloud gaming, which means developers can offer free trials of games before purchase, and people can play resource-intensive games without downloading them.
Myth 3: 5G consumes more power and drains phone battery faster
Fact: 5G’s faster speed and low latency make it more power-efficient than 4G.
While 5G is more potent than 4G, it’s not necessarily true that the former drains a phone’s battery faster than the latter, as circumstances vary. For example, 5G may consume battery life faster if it’s having a hard time looking for a solid and stable signal, but 4G may also drain the battery quicker given the slower data transfer compared to 5G. On the bright side, these concerns will be addressed by certain 5G technologies.
Infinix ZERO 5G’s high-performing 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset extends the phone’s battery life after long hours of gaming. It has an intelligent feature that switches from 5G to 4G and vice versa if 5G is not available in the area.
Myth 4: 5G is unsafe
Fact: There are already a growing number of 5G-ready cybersecurity measures
There are fears that 5G makes people more susceptible to hacking due to its multiple virtual networks, radio access network slicing, and heavy reliance on software. However, as cyberattacks become increasingly sophisticated, so do cybersecurity measures. Businesses and consumers already win half the battle by observing these measures to avoid data breaches.
Myth 5: COVID-19 spreads through 5G networks / COVID-19 vaccines include 5G chips
Fact: No truth at all.
World Health Organization (WHO) shared that there is no adverse health effect that has been causally linked with exposure to wireless technologies. If you haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, please do so ASAP.
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