The 5G Galaxy S10+ (SM-G977) may have just been spotted

The 5G Galaxy S10+ (SM-G977) may have just been spotted
Samsung Galaxy S10+ CAD-based render

A 5G version of the Galaxy S10+ has been rumored for over three months now and, while Samsung won’t confirm the device officially, multiple carrier partnerships suggest that it is indeed on the way. Today, though, a new piece of information has revealed that the device carries the model number SM-G977, which could be the first proper confirmation of its existence.

Obtained by the folks over at GalaxyClub, the 5G model was spotted with both the SM-G977U and SM-G977N model numbers. These correspond to the US and South Korean variants respectively and suggest that Samsung is already hard at work on the phone

When it comes to the European model (SM-G977F), no traces of the device were found. However, this doesn’t mean Samsung isn’t preparing one. The 5G Galaxy S10+ isn’t expected to reach consumers until June 2019 at the earliest. This means that the smartphone probably isn’t that far down the development line.

Another thing worth noting is the fact that 5G networks will be more established in the US and South Korea by then – Europe is typically slower when it comes to adopting next-generation mobile networks - so it makes sense for Samsung to prioritize these versions.

This 5G variant of the Galaxy S10+ will eventually join the Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G970), Galaxy S10 (SM-G973) and, of course, the regular Galaxy S10+ (SM-G975). The latter three models are all set to be announced at an event on February 20 before sales commence on March 8. However, when Samsung will announce its 5G model still remains unclear.

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11 Comments

1. androiduser

Posts: 504; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I hope europe gets the snapdragon 855 variant and not the exynos, also i hope they will remove the headphone jack on the s10 lite in favor of a bigger battery and i hope that the s10 will catch up to the competition in fast charging, i hate waiting for my phone to charge.

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

iphone users says hi.

3. androiduser

Posts: 504; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Also i want to add, i wish samsung phones would catch up to sony, xioami, google, oneplus and htc phones in performance. I wish i could get oneplus performance on the galaxy s10.

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i think they caught up to htc and sony. thats why they are now irrelevant.

5. mayor

Posts: 18; Member since: May 06, 2017

So what's relevant

6. Tipus

Posts: 814; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Huawei, one plus, samsung , iphone, xiaomi

7. androiduser

Posts: 504; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I dont think they caught up performance wise, htc and sony are still ahead

11. Amir123a

Posts: 125; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

Go out of your bubble. Its the end of 2018. Samsung cought up in performance long time ago. Talking about irrelevant? funny thing, as Sony and Htc are a great representation of the word irrelevant. Consumers don't give a dime about these two any more and for good reasons.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 3957; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Sorry to hear your s10 is performing so poorly...

10. KakashiHatake4444

Posts: 76; Member since: Jul 30, 2018

Obviously you just got outta hibernation

9. JMartin22

Posts: 2354; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I hope the bottom chin bezel is reduced further than the render suggests. I like symmetry or something closer to it than this. With all of its developing and research prowess, Samsung should be able to standout from the design limitations of the rest of these smaller Android phone vendors.

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