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Survey finds that most people still don't care about 5G

A cheap 5G smartphone is easy to come by these days, but a vast majority of customers still doesn't care about the new cellular standard (Image: Torsten Simon)
A cheap 5G smartphone is easy to come by these days, but a vast majority of customers still doesn't care about the new cellular standard (Image: Torsten Simon)
Affordable 5G-capable smartphones like the Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro are widely available these days. However, accessing these brand-new cellular networks, which can also bring lightning-fast data connections to other mobile devices like tablets and laptops, is still not important to many customers around the world.

The fifth-generation cellular standard is all the rage among smartphone manufacturers these days. After companies like Xiaomi have released comparatively cheap 5G smartphones like the Poco M3 Pro over the past few years, even Apple has now equipped its most affordable iPhone with 5G support. However, most customers apparently do not care about this feature.

According to an infographic by Statista, people in European countries like Germany, Austria, Switzerland do not care much about gaining access to 5G networks, as only 13 to 16 percent answered that they are interested in the new fifth-generation cellular standard. A Scandinavian country came in dead last in this specific survey, as only 10 percent of the participants from Finnland found 5G worth their while.

People in the United States were somewhat more excited about the new network standard, as every fourth person answered that he or she finds 5G access important. This number was even higher in China, where 30 percent of participants were interested in the new cellular technology. Surprisingly, a large South-American country is the undisputed frontrunner in this statistic, as 5G access was relevant for 41 percent of Brazilians who took part in this survey. It remains to be seen if rather affordable smartphones like the aforementioned Apple iPhone SE 3 will finally increase the apparently still lagging interest in 5G.

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-03-31 (Update: 2022-03-31)