Samsung Galaxy S10 5G could hit stores next month

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G could hit stores next month

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G could hit stores next month

Samsung is releasing its Galaxy S10 5G in its home country today.

For Samsung, which will start selling 5G phones on its home turf in South Korea Friday, the win in the US gives it almost a year-and-a-half lead over Apple Inc.

Verizon Wireless had started rolling out its 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis, so this is not all that surprising.

"It is meaningful that South Korean telecom companies are providing services and networks meeting South Korean customers' high standard in speed and picture quality", Ryu Young-sang, executive vice president at the country's top mobile carrier SK Telecom, said on Wednesday.

South Korea's three mobile carriers - SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus - held launch events across Seoul for the Galaxy S10, whose base version costs 1.39 million won ($1,200). The phone will also be available, later in the year, on AT&T's network, but there is no concrete information pointing towards a specific date yet.

Samsung's first 5G phone will launch in Korea on Friday, with prices starting at around $1,231 for the 256GB version, but you won't have to wait too long to get one in the U.S., as the Verizon version is rumored to launch in mid-May.

South Korea Plans to Bring 5G services Before China and the USA

If you're thinking (as we did) "but the USA doesn't even have 5G yet", it turns out Verizon's turned on its 5G in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis a week early. 5G service will be available to common customers from April 5.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G was announced back in February along with all the other Galaxy S10 series phones, the Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+.

While the competition over the publicity on 5G network is intense, mobile technology experts warn that the launch of 5G service is only a beginning. LG Electronics plans to introduce its own 5G smartphone later this month.

The phone costs around $1,100 (base model) in Samsung's homeland, South Korea, so you can expect it to go over $1,200 (outright) once it reaches the United States, that's at least our assumption. As far as the contents of the update go, T-Mobile is a bit vague, but it does mention that besides Android 9.0 Pie, users will get "various bug fixes and system improvements".

To make things even better, 5G Galaxy S10 is equipped with an Adreno 640 graphics processing unit and the whopping amount of 8GB RAM alongside 256/512GB of internal storage space.

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