The introduction of the first 5G networks in the United States has fueled a frenzied interest in the upcoming wave of wireless technology.

Verizon promises "a remarkable influence on how we live, work, and play," T-Mobile believes 5G "will alter the way we live," and Sprint even goes so far as to compare 5G to "the move up from black and white TV to colour TV." AT&T claims 5G "will be a totally new sort of network."

What exactly does all of it mean? Well, most of the time when carriers discuss the benefits of 5G, they're talking about emerging technologies like driverless cars, augmented and virtual reality, or the Internet of Things.

All of those are exciting applications, but the conversations surrounding them don't tell us much about what to anticipate from the actual 5G devices that will soon be released by manufacturers like OnePlus, Samsung, LG, Google, Asus, Xiaomi, Nokia (HMD), and others.  

People who have experience with early 4G are also understandably concerned about battery life difficulties.

The battery life of the initial 4G phones, like the infamous HTC Thunderbolt, was extremely short due to the frequent strain of switching between 3G and 4G.

The transition from 4G to 5G should improve his condition because, initially, 4G will be the default, with 5G inactive unless there is a need for faster speeds or lower latency.

Nevertheless, the battery life may be significantly reduced while the 5G chip is in use, and batteries may need to be smaller as a result of the additional wireless circuitry.

All these kinks will eventually be worked out, and we will undoubtedly be astounded by the incredible prospects that 5G offers.

However, unless you're the kind of person who enjoys trying out cutting-edge technology even if they have a few bugs, we wouldn't advise making a special effort to purchase a 5G phone for the next year or two. ALSO READ : When will Netflix release Better Call Saul Season 6?