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Two thirds of Australians see 5G as a “must have” feature for their next smartphone

Australians are already up to speed with 5G with two thirds of smartphone users calling it a “must have” feature that will future proof the purchase of their next device.

The research, commissioned by Oppo which will be releasing its first 5G smartphone – the Oppo Reno – this week, indicates Australians are excited about the faster speeds and capacity that 5G will provide.

Some are also hoping 5G will also help them achieve a faster connection on their home broadband service.

But Oppo’s 5G Futures report shows Australians will only purchase a 5G smartphone if it comes in under $1,500 according to 75 per cent of those looking to make an outright purchase.

The study showed 61 per cent of Australians will be looking to make sure their next smartphone will be a 5G device.

“There’s a lot of excitement around 5G at the moment, and rightly so,” says Oppo Australia managing director Michael Tran.

“5G will not only bring a new world of connectivity to Aussies but will also open up the door for developers and companies to create innovative experiences and technologies.

“This is why OPPO has heavily invested in 5G, to bring these new innovations, experiences and features to Aussies.

“But, we want to stay true to our brand and make premium possible, not just for the few but for the many, and we’re really excited to share what we have in store later this week.”

The Oppo Reno 5G smartphone will be released for Telstra customers this week.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G was launched through Telstra earlier this week and the LG V50 is due to go on sale next week.