How fast are the Galaxy S10 5G download speeds? A carrier test gives a hint

How fast are the Galaxy S10 5G download speeds? A carrier test gives a hint
Samsung will soon introduce a top-shelf Galaxy S10 5G model in Korea which would then trickle down to US carriers like Verizon. Besides the crazy 12GB RAM/1TB storage version, and the record six cameras in total, the third unique feature of this particular S10 variant is said to be... you guessed it... the built-in 5G modem.

While waiting for this puppy to be released next month, the largest career in Korea, SK Telecom, ran a successful test on its budding next-gen network, aggregating the 5G with 4G LTE components, and the end download speed results on the S10 5G were breathtaking.

How about 2.65Gbps download speeds? That's what the career was able to achieve, downloading a 2GB movie in six seconds flat. The local regulators have delayed giving the green light on the nationwide 5G network start as there are still pricing and consumer device issues to be sorted out.

Instead of this month, the S10 5G release is most likely being delayed for the end of April, as originally speculated, so not much to wait before we can see the first real-life tests of a commercially available 5G network on a retail phone. The S10 5G will be followed by the Galaxy Fold and the LG V50 5G in Korea, both scheduled for May release.

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Galaxy S10 5G
  • Display 6.7" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 4500 mAh

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4 Comments

1. legiloca

Posts: 1673; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Korea is 5G ready it seems, how about the rest of the world?

2. macawmatt

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

I'm not ready for the price hike for those speeds, that I don't need. To make this actually mean anything though, you also need to know how they tested. Unless it was real world, i.e. through walls and such as you expect when you are using your connection indoors, that number doesn't mean anything.

3. Rocket

Posts: 610; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

The 140-180MB that get where i live with att is more than enough for me.

4. LAgurl

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 05, 2018

i get up to 200 mbps on verizon 4G honestly it works for everything

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