5G will accelerate the adoption of Smart Home IoT devices, such as Smart TV (29%), Smart Health Systems (21%), and Smart Speakers (17%), said a survey.
According to CyberMedia Research (CMR), 5G is expected to enable consumers to watch more streaming video (81%) on smartphones. Similarly, consumers believe mobile gaming is anticipated to get a boost with 5G (74%).
Mobile gaming in India is growing rapidly, driven by consumers staying at home amidst the pandemic. Gamers feel that 5G would enable them to better experience gaming, and enabled refined multi-player gaming experiences.
"Gamers believe 5G-enabled mobile gaming will enable high-quality graphics (82%), enable multi-player mobile gaming (68%), and, faster downloads (68%), amongst others," the survey said.
The top three expectations from 5G-enabled phones are faster response time (70%), faster connection speed (67%), and a cost-effective data plan (66%).
Smartphone users believe that 5G would enable better quality video calls (70%), enable quality content (63%), and more immersive experience with the help of AR & VR (54%), it said.
MediaTek scores high for performance amongst consumers. Seven in every eight smartphone users are aware of MediaTek HyperEngine gaming technology, and 92% of the consumers are satisfied with MediaTek HyperEngine performance.
Meanwhile, Qualcomm scores highest in Industry leadership (93%) while considering chipsets offering 5G technology. 86% of those surveyed are aware of Qualcomm Elite Gaming, and an overwhelming majority are satisfied with its performance.
The survey was conducted across the top six cities of India, namely, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad. The study covered 1184 smartphone users in the age group of 13.