Samsung just announced the world’s first-ever 5G smartphone - and it’s a Galaxy! This incredibly powerful 5G smartphone, referred to as the Samsung Galaxy 10 5G, was announced during the unveiling ceremony for the Galaxy 10 lineup. While launch deals are live for the Galaxy S10, S10e, and S10+, it’s still going to be awhile before the S10 5G is ready for purchase. That said, the phone will debut this year and industry analysts can’t stop talking about what this means for the cellular market. In short, 5G technology is the game changer we’ve been waiting for, and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be the first major phone to capitalize on these blazing-fast networks. Read on for our first real look at Samsung’s new 5G galaxy phone, or order the S10, S10e, or S10+ now if you don’t want to hold out for the 5G model.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G specs
First, let’s review some specs. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be modeled after the Galaxy S10+, which is the largest of the three currently available S10 phones. That said, the Galaxy 10 5G gets even more favorable stats. For starters, the new phone gets a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen, which is 0.3 inches larger than the display on the S10+. Next, the triple-lens camera on the back of the S10+ is getting upgraded to a four-lens camera, and both the front- and rear-facing cameras will have enhanced abilities to replicate depth of field in photographs. The S10 5G is getting a better battery, and Samsung is certain to load the phone with additional apps and improvements. Like the S10+, expect the new S10 5G to strike a nice middle ground between smartphone and tablet; not as big as the Note series, but absolutely optimal for gaming and videos.
Samsung has yet to announce how much this phone will cost, although industry analysts expect the cost to eclipse $1,500. The Samsung Galaxy Fold (which was also announced alongside the S10 lineup) will cost $1,980 upon its rollout, and a 5G version of the Fold is expected to follow for more than $2,000. This will not be an inexpensive phone, but count on Samsung, T-Mobile, AT&T, and other cellular providers making some attractive offers for willing buyers - perhaps even bundling 5G and streaming services that might entice people to cut ties with cable.
5G Phone Networks
Of course, the best part of the upcoming Galaxy S10 5G is its compatibility with the 5G cellular networks that are rolling out now in cities throughout the United States. Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and others are already investing in 5G technology, which has the potential to top out at data speeds of 10 GB per second - literally one hundred times faster than current industry-standard 4G networks. With speeds like that, it’s no wonder why many are referring to 5G as “wireless fiber,” a reference to blazing-fast (but hard to acquire) fiber-optic networks. With the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G on a certified 5G network, it will likely be possible to download a two-hour movie in just 3.6 seconds - a huge leap over the 6 minutes it would normally take on typical 4G networks. Not only is this great for smartphones, but wireless phone plans might soon be replacing traditional internet services offered by companies like Cox and Comcast.
What else do we know about the Samsung S10 5G? It will have fast wireless charging 2.0 and Wireless PowerShare for reverse charging. It will come with 8GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage space, and no microSD slot. It will feature rear cameras of 16 and 12 megapixels and a 10MP front-facing camera. Security features will include an embedded fingerprint scanner and cutting-edge face recognition software. Its octa-core processor is expected to handle any apps with ease.
In short, now is a great time to be a smartphone enthusiast. The rise of 5G cellular technology is going to change the landscape of the entire cell phone market, and no mobile device is better-positioned to capitalize on these changes than the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.