Verizon and Samsung have announced plans to bring out a commercial 5G smartphones to market in the first half of next year, according Telecompaper. The companies will unveil a proof of concept at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit, set to take place in Maui this week. The device will be powered by the upcoming flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements. 
Verizon launched 5G services in October, going live with its 5G Home in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento. The Verizon 5G mobility service will go live early next year, with a quick expansion planned, according Telecompaper. Once available, Samsung 5G smartphone users will be able to use Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network.