Samsung expected to launch separate Galaxy S10 model with 5G support

Samsung expected to launch separate Galaxy S10 model with 5G support
Now that the Galaxy Note 9 is out, Samsung is focusing on building yet another flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, which is expected to be introduced in Q1 2019. The latest reports about the upcoming top-tier phone claim Samsung will launch three Galaxy S10 models, which are codenamed Beyond 0, Beyond 1, and Beyond 2.

The former will be a lite version of the flagship, while the Beyond 1 and 2 will be the regular and the “Plus” models. However, a new report coming from South Korea claims Samsung has decided to add a 5G antenna to the Galaxy S10, but because that would mean a higher price for its flagship, it will release a separate phone for those who want 5G support.

The said device will be a derivative of the Beyond 2 (Galaxy S10 Plus), so it will pack all the good features of Samsung's most expensive flagship, and 5G support on top of those. Basically, the 5G-enabled Galaxy S10 will be Samsung's most expensive flagship for the first half of 2019.

The same report mentions the 5G antenna chipset will be provided by Samsung Electronics' wireless division and local communication chip maker GigaLane. For the time being, it's unclear when the 5G-enabled Galaxy S10 will be released, but that will highly depend on the availability of 5G network on the domestic market.

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Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

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4 Comments

1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

The real question is when are the carriers going to flip the 5G switch on for their networks?

3. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Most of them are testing the network in select cities before flipping the switch on 5G nationwide. I know VZW plans on shutting down their CDMA network by the end of 2019, in order to increase the capacity of their 5G network

2. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The networks that offer 5g plans as I be thinking they cost more, we just offer the s10 5g ver as per when lte 1st came out

4. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

So, people in the 5 cities that have 5G will be able to use it... the rest of us wont have to worry about that until 2020 and by then the Note 10, Galaxy F and Galaxy S11 will have 5G as standard.

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