The new revolution of 5G has started in the year 2020. Many mobile networks are expanding their 5G network coverage so that most of the countries can enjoy it as soon as possible. But the global pandemic put a break in all of the future launches. Initially, all of us thought that 5G will only be available for premium devices. But thanks to Qualcomm, they stood up and made a mid-range chipset that supports 5G networks. But the budget 5G devices will not be your regular budget devices. We shouldn’t expect a $300 5G smartphone just yet.
If we check for mid-range devices in the USA, most of the cheaper 5G devices don’t get launched or have very limited 5G capabilities. But we created a list where we think that these cheap 5G devices may get launched in the US.
List of Upcoming 5G Phones Under $500 in the US
|5G Phones||Expected Price|
|Google Pixel 4a 5G||$499|
|Google Pixel 5 5G||$499|
|Motorola Moto G 5G Plus||$499|
|Samsung Galaxy A51 5G||$499|
|Vivo Z6 5G||$499|
Google Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 5G
Google has confirmed the launch of Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 5G at Pixel 4a launch event. We don’t have much news on the specs but according to some rumours, the Pixel 4a 5G will have a much bigger display than the Pixel 5 5G. Both the devices will come with the mid-range Qualcomm 765G chipset. The Pixel 5 5G may have a smaller screen than Pixel 4a 5G but in other aspects, it will have far better features like for starters we expect it to have more RAM, better front-facing camera and a secondary rear camera and a metal-glass build.
As of now, we don’t have much detail regarding the price and availability, but they mentioned that the Pixel 4a 5G will have a starting price of 500$. We don’t know for sure when Google will launch both the devices, but we have a pretty great idea from the previous launches that the devices may get launched early October in the US. Till then we will let you know about further updates about both the devices.
Motorola Moto G 5G Plus
The first 5G phone in Moto G family is the new Moto G 5G Plus. Currently, it is available only in the UK. It will take some time to reach the US. Moreover, you can use some local 5G bands via Sprint/T-Mobile’s 5G network. The Moto G is always known for its great specs at an amazing value. The company announced that they have plans to launch a 500$ 5G smartphone this fall. That’s pretty much the company is willing to mention but it can keep your spirits high.
Coming back to the phone, the Moto G 5G Plus has a 6.7-inches 90Hz display. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G like that of Samsung A71 5G. The phone comes in two variants viz. 64GB 4GB RAM, and 128GB 6GB RAM. On top of it, the phone comes with a quad-camera setup with a 48MP+8MP+5MP+2MP and a dual selfie camera of 16MP+8MP. It has a 5000mAh battery which will guarantee you two days of full usage.
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G will be available for purchase in the US from August 7. The phone was initially released in the UK. Now, Verizon and T-Mobile customers in the US will be able to buy the A51 5G at just $500.
Coming to the specifications, the phone has a display of 6.5-inches and is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 980. The phone also comes in two variants viz. 128GB 6GB RAM, and 128GB 8GB RAM. Under the hood, it has a quad-camera with a 48MP main camera and 32MP selfie camera. Also, it has a 4500mAh battery with 15W fast charging.
Vivo Z6 5G
It is nearly impossible to get your hands on Vivo Z6 5G in the US. But if you can manage, you will have limited 5G usage. It also supports 5G mid bands that Sprint/T-Mobile are using and offer both good coverage and fast speeds. The phone is great in this budget segment.
Gone are the days where budget devices don’t look good. The Vivo has a beautiful 6.57-inches of IPS LCD screen. The phone is powered by the mid-range chipset which is the Qualcomm 765G chipset. The phone has two variants viz. 128GB 6GB RAM, and 128GB 8GB RAM. Coming to the camera, it has the quad-camera of 48MP main and a 16MP selfie camera. It has a 5000mAh battery which also comes with a 44W fast charger.
Add extra $100 and grab Samsung’s $600 5G phone
As we have discussed above, under $500 there is no 5G phone available in the US market. Well, if you intend to add $100 extra, then you can consider Samsung Galaxy A71 5G that costs $600.
The Galaxy A71 is the only mid-range 5G device that is currently available only for the US. Talking about the phone, the phone has a massive Super AMOLED display of 6.7-inches and in the CPU section the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G but it is available only in the US and Exynos 980 for rest of the markets. Both the processor is efficient when it comes to good battery life or the extra power for 5G activities. For the camera, it has the four sensor camera in the back which has become the new normal. The camera combination is 64MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro, and 5MP depth. Also, it has a 32MP selfie camera. Under the hood, it has a 6GB of RAM and a 128GB which is further expandable. For the long-lasting entertainment, it has a 4500mAh battery with 25W fast charging.