5G continues to dominate industry conversations, so it’s no surprise that it took over the Las Vegas Strip during CES 2020. From 5G in smartphones and laptops to autonomous vehicles and infrastructure, tech makers from around the world took the opportunity to showcase that 2020 will be the year of the long anticipated 5G.

With 5G rolling out, consumers around the globe will have access to high-speed broadband, and it has the ability to shape developing countries, industries, organizations and even our day to day lives. 5G can enable understaffed hospitals to take advantage of remote surgery machines, give students and teachers access to online educational materials and even get your Netflix video downloaded that much faster. The possibilities that 5G can bring are endless and we saw that first hand on the CES show floor.

MediaTek is at the forefront of 5G technology – as we enter a new era of super-fast connectivity, the company continues to make great technology available to everyone. Announced during the show, the MediaTek Dimensity 800 Series will bring consumers flagship smartphone features and performance without the hefty price tag. The announcement followed the previously announced Dimensity 1000, designed for flagship 5G devices. The Dimensity 1000 was on display in MediaTek’s booth, as well as a series of other demos highlighting the company’s diversity in brands and products they power.

MediaTek's Dimensity 1000
MediaTek's Dimensity 1000

5G is disrupting traditional models of transportation, and autonomous vehicles were another hot topic at CES. In a joint announcement with Samsung and its subsidiary Harman, BMW shared its plans to become the first luxury automaker to offer 5G connectivity in a series-produced model. Despite the production of the iNext all-electric SUV concept due in mid-2021, BMW’s 5G-compatible cars will enable drivers to benefit from the technology even without a 5G-enabled smartphone. Not only is 5G bringing automated driving capabilities to vehicles, but infotainment capabilities, like video game streaming, are expected to be significantly improve.

Laptops were also the talk of the town – quite literally – and manufacturers announced their first 5G-enabled laptops at CES. Lenovo unveiled the world’s first 5G PC, the Lenovo Yoga 5G, which offers both 5G connectivity and can manage up to 24 hours of battery life. Expected to go on sale during Q1 2020, consumers can expect the Yoga 5G to connect via a service provider and access super-fast mobile internet.

CES 2020 served as a platform for companies from around the world to share their ideas and innovation across the 5G landscape. With high expectations, consumers anticipate the continued roll out of 5G-enabled devices and look forward to the impact it’ll have on their daily lives.

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Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Fitzgerald is a Senior Account Executive based out of RPG’s Boston office. She works on accounts including Huawei, MediaTek, Semtech and Panasonic and is focused on earned media relations and content creation.