3 5G May Be Disastrous for Battery Life
You may not have noticed it at the time — or you may have forgotten — but when the first LTE devices started rolling out, our collective battery life took a major hit. Consumers had to wait for carrier and OEM updates to get battery life back to relatively acceptable levels.
When it comes to 5G, we just don’t know how much of a battery-killer 5G it could be. Even 5G proponents at Qualcomm say it’s “too early” to talk about battery life issues and that additional testing is needed. It may be speculation at this point, but 5G-enabled smartphones could take a huge step backward in terms of battery life.