When Samsung introduced its new family of flagship Galaxy S10 smartphones in February, the company presented pricing and launch timeframes for all models except one, the Galaxy S10 5G. Based on two reports referring to industry sources and Samsung, the manufacturer will release its first 5G handset in South Korea in early April.
Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 SoC and X50 or X55 modem, 6.7-inch Galaxy S10 5G will be available in South Korea from [April 5, 2009] on April 5, . Three South Korean carriers – KT, SK Telecom, and LG Uplus – will start offering their 5G services from that date. According to a report, the Galaxy S10 5G has gone through the signal verification test by the National Radio Research Agency earlier this week, giving the smartphone the green light to the market.
Pricing of the Galaxy S1
The Galaxy S10 5G smartphone will be available directly from Samsung and from the Korean telecom companies that support. Samsung reportedly has no plans to run a pre-order program for the Galaxy S10 5G, but for those registering their devices from April 5 to April 11, it will offer a free pair of wireless Galaxy Air Buds, a wireless charger or a 50% discount on display compensation (applies for one year).
Verizon plans to start its 5G services on April 11. It is unclear whether it will start selling the Galaxy S10 5G on that date or smartphone will hit the US market a little later after Mi-Fi services.
Sources: Yonhap News, Korea Herald, Nikkei