28 February 2019
Samsung's lineup for 2019 Android flagships includes Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus which will go on sale next month. But there is one more variant called Galaxy S10 5G which scheduled to become available for purchase later this year. As the name suggests, this is the first Samsung smartphone to feature 5G connectivity support.
This is the year where we will be seeing a number of OEMs releasing their respective 5G devices. Samsung is one of the first ones to do that as it hopes to lead the way once 5G becomes mainstream. Talking about the kind of speed and user experience 5G connectivity will bring, Samsung claimed: "5G network can download a full season of a TV show in minutes, play graphics-rich cloud games with virtually no lag, enjoy enhanced VR and AR experiences and stay in touch with friends and family via real-time 4K video calls."
For providing 5G connectivity, Samsung has teamed up with various major carriers worldwide including Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T in the United States. The Galaxy S10 5G will be Verizon exclusive for some time in the beginning and will eventually expand to other carriers. In Europe, the current list of supported carriers includes Deutsche Telekom, EE (UK), Orange (France), Sunrise (Switzerland), Swisscom (Switzerland), TIM (Italy), Vodafone, and Telefonica (Spain).
In addition to providing 5G support, the Galaxy S10 5G has a few more changes as well. It sports a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED Infinity-O display which is the biggest display yet on a Samsung device. In comparison, the Galaxy S10 Plus has a 6.4-inch display. It also offers 3D depth sensing cameras on the back as well as on the front which means it has a total of six cameras. There is a quad-camera setup on the back and dual camera setup on the front.
The Galaxy S10 5G will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 processor depending on the market. There is 8GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage with no microSD card support. The whole package is powered by a 4,500mAh battery and supports 25W Super Fast Charging. Like other Galaxy S10 phones, it also offers reverse wireless charging so that you can charge other devices by placing them on the phone's back. There are no words on the pricing yet but it should cost a premium for sure.