Cost of 5G Phones Higher Than 4G Smartphones

Cost of 5g phones

Wondering why cost of 5G phones is high? The reason is pretty simple. Smartphones that with 5G band are expensive as they have a 5G modem built as an added layer onto the Snapdragon 865 chipset. The cost of 5G phones depend on the cost of the chipset along with the 5G modem. The cost of 5G phone also depends on the wireless networks that costs billions to build.

5G is in its early days, and coverage is extremely limited compared with 4G. Also, smartphone chipsets which support 5G are likely to be twice as costly as the 4G ones. This means the higher chipset prices is, the costlier the smartphones with 5G support will be.

Experts also believe that companies will offer 5G as a premium feature meant for more expensive mobile device. This is because the margins are higher in this segment, thus making it easier to absorb the cost of chipsets.

5G Phone List 2021

India is indeed one of the most sought-after markets as the demand for faster, more stable mobile data connections has grown exponentially. The country has already seen a lot of brands offerings 5G phones. Here is a 5G phone list 2021 for Indian users.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

This 5G phone by Xiaomi runs on MIUI12 and promises a smooth and lag-free performance. It boasts of ample storage space along with best in-class features, including IPS LCD panel, massive battery, and more.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

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Cost of 5G phone is Rs. 16999. You can buy this 5G phone from Amazon.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G

Packed with octa-core Samsung Exynos 990 processor, this one is surely quite heavy on the pocket. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G features a 6.7-inch flat Infinity-O display. It has 4300mAh battery and offers offers a storage configuration of 12GB RAM and 128GB internal memory.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G

Cost of 5G phone by Samsung is ₹ 1,04,999.00. You can buy it on Amazon.

OnePlus 8/One Plus 8 Pro

OnePlus has launched its latest 5G enabled devices ahead of 5G networks’ launch in the country. Both OnePlus 8 series phones, OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro offer 5G connectivity support and run on Oxygen OS based on Android v10 operating system.

OnePlus 8 One Plus 8 Pro

Cost of 5G phone is Rs. 54,999. You can buy it from Amazon.

Vivo X50 Pro

Vivo X50 Pro features a 6.56-inchFull HD+ E3 Super AMOLED screen display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor and a 4315mAh battery. It also provides charging support for the 33W Vivo Flash Charge 2.0.

Vivo X50 Pro

Cost of 5G phone is Rs. 49,990. Buy it on Amazon.

Mi 10i

Launched in 2021, this 5G phone from Mi is runs on Android 10 OS & is powered by 2×2.2 GHz,6×1.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G processor. It has a great battery size of 4820 to support 6.67-inch display screen.

Mi 10i

Cost of 5G phone is Rs. 21,999. You can buy it from Amazon.


This one is packed with a 6.44 inch screen. The phone runs Android 10 OS & is powered by 1×2.8GHz,3×2.4GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. It has a massive battery of 4440 mAh for all day use.


Cost of 5G phone is Rs 35,990.

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