At present, some users in the United States can see that the original 4G network logo at the top of the screen has become the 5G E logo after updating to the iOS 12.2 beta. Of course, commercial 5G networks are not yet implemented, so these are fakes. These fake logos are all from the US operator AT&T.
AT&T has previously displayed the 5G E logo on some Samsung and LG devices, and many consumers believe that the company is purely misleading consumers.
The so-called 5G E network is actually an enhanced version of the 4G network but definitely not a 5G network. AT&T said that the network can reach a maximum speed of 400MB per second. Of course, as you know, this speed is the speed of 4G LTE networks, and the true 5G network speed far exceeds the peak speed of 4G LTE.
The reason for AT&T’s approach is naturally to seize the 5G network opportunity, although it has not been officially commercialized, but does not affect AT&T’s early promotion. In addition, 5G E, which is the 4G LTE enhanced version, is relatively faster than ordinary 4G LTE, mainly because operators use technology such as convergence to improve.