We’re on a roll with 5G, with more places covered now than ever. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show was loaded with incredible new gear powered by 5G.

New fast flagship smartphones

Amid the flurry of news at CES, Samsung announced its incredible new flagship smartphone series: the Galaxy S21.

The next-gen Galaxy range consists of three devices, all with 5G connectivity, beautiful screens, incredible cameras and monster specs.

The top-of-the-line Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G also features support for the excellent Samsung S Pen, so you can be even more productive on the go.

To check out the full range, check out our first-look on Telstra Exchange.

5G smartphones for less

Not all 5G phones have to be expensive flagships, however. At CES this year, chipmaker Qualcomm announced its new family of Snapdragon 480 processors.

The Snapdragon 480 family has the X51 modem built right in, which means it’s a perfect system on a chip (SoC) for the next generation of 5G devices. And most importantly, it’s a cheaper piece of hardware.

That means you can expect to see 5G come to even more affordable smartphones in the next 12 months and beyond.

Faster work on the go

Laptops have been beefing up their batteries and screens for years to become brilliant mobile productivity sidekicks. Now with the addition of 5G, they’re even better.

A number of manufacturers have announced new, razor-thin and incredibly powerful 5G-enabled laptops joining the range in the near future.

Lenovo’s classic ThinkPad X1 lineup is now blessed with the speed you need, with the X1 Titanium Yoga now coming in a 5G flavour. At just over a kilogram in weight and sporting a 13.5-inch 2K display, it’s a great new flagship. Plus it packs in a fingerprint reader and an IR camera for fast and secure sign-in.

HP is also getting in on the action, with the HP Elite Dragonfly range bringing in not one, but two 5G capable models across its 2021 range. And as a built-in safety feature for the occasionally careless, the new HP Elite Dragonfly range has a Tile tracker built-in so you won’t misplace it easily.

And even if you can’t find the right laptop complete with 5G, there are always 5G-compatible modems and smart hubs to give you the speed you need on the go.

The network to back it up

Telstra 5G now works in more places than ever. One in two Australians now live, work and travel in our 5G footprint, and we’re only getting bigger and better from here.

By the end of June 2021, we’re aiming to have 5G coverage for 75 per cent of the Australian population.

Check our website for coverage, and to find out more about when this awesome tech will be available near you.