Samsung introduced the Galaxy S10 5G smartphone alongside the other Galaxy S10 series phones in San Francisco last month. While the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e went on sale in most markets around the world earlier this month, the 5G variant is yet to go on sale. Samsung today finally announced the smartphone’s release date.
The Galaxy S10 5G will be available for purchase in South Korea starting from April 5. This means Samsung will be able to claim the title of being the first smartphone maker to launch a 5G-enabled smartphone. US carrier Verizon Wireless will be launching its 5G service on April 11 in Chicago and Minneapolis. However, the big red carrier will be using Motorola’s Moto Z4 with a 5G Moto Mod to launch its service, instead of an actual 5G-capable smartphone.
According to industry experts, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is likely to be priced around 1.5 million won ($1,332) in South Korea. Samsung, however, has not confirmed the price of the smartphone just yet. The company isn’t offering a pre-order program either for the Galaxy S10 5G. Consumers who register the 5G smartphone from April 5-16 will get Samsung’s Galaxy Buds as well as a wireless charger for free. They can also get a flat 50% discount on one-time screen replacement within the first year of purchase.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will initially be available only in South Korea. Later in the year, the phone is expected to be launched in a few other markets. Apart from 5G connectivity, the Galaxy S10 5G differs from the vanilla Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ smartphones in a few other areas as well.
It comes with a larger 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with Quad HD+ resolution and HDR10+ support. On the back of the phone is a quad-camera setup with a 12MP primary sensor, 12MP telephoto, 16MP ultrawide, and a ToF sensor. The Galaxy S10 5G also packs a larger 4500mAh capacity battery with 25W Super Fast Charging.