When Samsung introduced the new family of flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone in February, the company disclosed prices and launches timeframes for all models besides one, the Galaxy S10 5G. Based on two reports citing industries and Samsung sources, the manufacturer will release the first 5G handset in South Korea in early April.
Qualcomm powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC and X50 or X55 modem, the 6.7-inch Galaxy S10 5G is available in South Korea starting in April 5 . Three South Korean carriers – KT, SK Telecom, and LG Uplus – will begin offering their 5G services starting from that date. According to a report, the Galaxy S10 5G has passed the verification test of the National Radio Research Agency earlier this week, giving the smartphone a green light to enter the market.
The Galaxy S10 5G smartphone is available directly from Samsung as well as from the Korean telecom company it supports. Samsung reportedly has no plans to run a pre-order program for the Galaxy S10 5G, but for those who register their devices from April 5 to April 11, it will provide a free pair of wireless Galaxy Air Buds, wireless charger, or a 50% discount on display change (valid for one year).
Verizon supports its 5G services on April 11. It is unclear if it will start selling Galaxy S10 5G on that date, or the smartphone will hit the US to market a little after Mi-Fi services .
Source: Yonhap News, Korea Herald, Nikkei