More than 26 new 5G devices hit the market last month, according to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). As a result, 5G device availability doubled in the second quarter.

With the new devices, there are now 90 available worldwide, offered by a total of 39 vendors. Available devices include drones, laptops and even robots, according to GSA. There were 13 announced form factors, up from nine in May, including:

  • 25 phones (plus regional variants)
  • 7 hotspots (plus regional variants)
  • 23 CPE devices (indoor and outdoor)
  • 23 modules
  • 2 Snap-On dongles / adapters
  • 2 routers
  • 2 IoT routers
  • 2 drones
  • 1 laptop
  • 1 switch
  • 1 USB terminal
  • 1 robot

“As we see operators commercially launching their first 5G services, so this is being mirrored in the wider 5G ecosystem with a significant acceleration in the rate of new device announcements,” said Joe Barrett, president of GSA, in a prepared statement.  “Significantly, we’re also seeing the range of form factors continue to grow as manufacturers turn to 5G to deliver the connectivity in their new devices.  While not all devices are available immediately and specification details remain limited for some devices, what is beyond any doubt is that the 5G vendor ecosystem is racing to fulfill a need in the market for an ever-increasing range of connected devices capable of delivering new services, experiences and economies.”

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