Three years after the first 5G phone landed in Europe, 5G still hasn’t proven itself

It’s been three years since the very first 5G phone ever launched in Europe, and the handsets that followed have had mixed reception; 5G was expected to revolutionize mobile technology, but several years of Covid and lockdown have thrown a spanner in the works.

On May 1, 2019, the Oppo Reno 5G landed in Switzerland. The country became an early battleground for 5G phone companies as it was one of the first to get 5G networks earlier that year.