You don’t need mmWave 5G yet nor 5G budget phones

There is still a long way to go before budget Android phones have mmWave technology, experts note. They say this is likely because mmWave is still too new and too expensive to bring into phones, and until there are more manufacturers making the necessary hardware, we’re unlikely to see it in more affordable devices.

Last week, Apple’s iPhone SE began selling to customers. The phone has a powerful A15 processor but it lacks millimeter wave capabilities. The iPhone SE supports the new C-band 6GHz network, and Roger Entner, telecom analyst and founder of Recon Analytics, says Apple’s change is mainly due to cost.