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Jan 27, 2022 07:48 PM
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China Telecom to Roll Out Smartphones With 5G-Powered Messaging

China Telecom announced the official commercial 5G news on Jan. 25. Photo: VCG
China Telecom announced the official commercial 5G news on Jan. 25. Photo: VCG

China Telecom plans to issue two smartphones onto the market equipped with a 5G-enabled messaging service, making it the first of the major state-owned mobile carriers to bring the technology to market, even as questions persist about its likelihood of mass adoption.

The company’s self-branded Tianyi No. 1 and Maimang 10 phones will come with the rich communications service (RCS), Zhang Xiaojun, deputy head of China Telecom’s marketing division, said at a launch event on Tuesday. No release date was specified.

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