5G speeds could be tapped by existing Smartphones
June 1, 2021
By Chris Forrester
Evo Labs is planning to launch in October 2021 a 5G ‘Transformer Case’, aiming to provide super WiFi 6 performance, with 4G, 5G, Starlink, mobile broadband and cable broadband and to provide the best user experience and highest efficiency.
It says the Transformer Case easily and cheaply converts existing 4G iPhones and similar Smart devices from Samsung and Google into 5G-compatible devices and thus able to download a movie in just 15 seconds, stream 4K/8K content seamlessly or play favourite games with super low latency.
Evo Labs, registered in Ireland, says that users will be able to share their 5G speeds with tablets, and computers allowing them to connect up to five devices simultaneously via super-fast Wi-Fi. The case has been designed with its user in mind, meaning no modifications to a user’s device and no custom apps required.
Typically, new 5G phones range from £500/$500-£1300/$1300. The new technology would easily convert a 4G phone for the price of a low-cost ‘SIM-only’ 5G subscription.
Evo Labs claims an impressive track record in being market ready with new technology and is currently in negotiations with AT&T, EE, Vodafone and the leading phone case manufacturers.
Evo says that the promise of 5G means new and improved services and applications for consumers and businesses alike. This means not only faster download speeds, but also enabling digital tools we can’t even imagine yet. According to the FCC, 5G will foster new economic activity, unlocking an estimated 4.5 million new jobs.
The 5G consumer market could be worth $31 trillion (€26.12trn) by 2030 globally, according to the Harnessing the 5G Consumer Potential report from comms technologist Ericsson’s Consumer Lab. The report estimates that communications service providers (CSPs) could earn $3.7 trillion of that total.
According to Statista, the current number of smartphone users in the world today is 3.8 billion, and this means 48.33 per cent of the world’s population owns a smartphone. This figure is up considerably from 2016 when there were only 2.5 billion.
The global mobile phone protective cases market was valued at $ 3.1 trillion in 2018 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.4 per cent to reach 5.1 trillion by 2024.
With phone sales on a decline for the fifth quarter, the transformer case will address this decline, enabling existing 4G phones to operate on 5G.