New evidence confirms Samsung's 5G smartphone for Verizon, codename Bolt

New evidence confirms Samsung's 5G smartphone for Verizon, codename Bolt
By now, all major U.S. carriers confirmed they will launch 5G services next year, but we're still in the dark as to what their 5G phones will look like specs and price-wise. We know companies like Samsung, LG, Huawei and OnePlus are already working on 5G smartphones, and some of them might be revealed in Q1 2019.

However, Verizon announced early this month that it has teamed with Samsung to release a 5G smartphone in the United States in the first half of 2019. Now, we have more info that confirms the carrier's statement.

Apparently, the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 9 firmware mentions one device that is referred to as “bolt5gvzw,” XDA Developers reports. The device is listed along with four other phones that we already know they're different variations of the Galaxy S10: beyondx, beyond1, beyond2, and beyond0.

The 5G-enabled Samsung Bolt will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, but what makes this piece of information important is that we now have evidence that suggests Verizon's 5G-capable Samsung smartphone if different from the “standard” Galaxy S10 models.

It remains to be seen to what extent these specs differences will go and how much it will cost in comparison with the other Galaxy S10 variants that Verizon will sell.

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Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh



1. Subie

Posts: 2445; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Merry Christmas to all here on phoneArena!

2. Subie

Posts: 2445; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Good job on the renders at the top of the article too btw. Both phones look great!

3. aegislash

Posts: 1537; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

It’s a shame that the real S10 and S10 Plus don’t actually look like that, at least according to 99% of the leaks anyway. Centered hole in display looks much more appealing than one that is off to the side...(especially the dual width punch on the S10 Plus)

4. Subie

Posts: 2445; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I agree.

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2415; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Two individual cut outs look better than one elongated canvas for the sensors

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