Fifth version of the Galaxy S10 is expected to come exclusively to Verizon

Fifth version of the Galaxy S10 is expected to come exclusively to Verizon
The release of the new Samsung flagship phones is inching closer and naturally, we’re learning more and more about the new devices. This year’s harvest will be plentiful, with four different Galaxy S10 models expected to hit the market in the upcoming months. That number might turn out to be five, however, if the latest rumors are to be believed.

Coming from SlashGear is the information that there will be another sibling in the S10 family. The latest addition won’t differentiate itself too much, so don’t expect five cameras on the back or something crazy like that. Instead, it will be a Verizon exclusive version of the 5G capable S10, codenamed Bolt. The only difference that we know of so far is that the Galaxy S10 Bolt will have a larger battery than the regular 5G model.

This news seems to fit what we’ve heard previously from Verizon and Samsung about their close cooperation in bringing 5G to the US market. There’s also not much else you can improve upon the standard Galaxy S10 5G besides adding a bigger battery. It will have the latest chips, a rumored four-camera setup on the back, two selfie shooters at the front and plenty of memory to go along. 5G, for all its benefits, is not without some drawbacks. 5G modems are expected to be quite power-hungry, which will surely have a negative impact on battery life.

What has prompted Verizon to opt for a dedicated version of the S10, assuming this information is true? Perhaps tests with its own 5G network have shown that the regular model will have a disappointing battery performance during regular use. Let’s not forget that the first 5G smartphones will come with a significant bump price-wise, so users will expect nothing but the best from their devices.

In case you’ve lost track of all the S10 phones, here’s a refresher for the upcoming lineup. As usual, we’ll get the standard S10 and the bigger S10+. But this year, they’ll be accompanied by the smaller S10 lite, the aforementioned S10 5G and its Verizon counterpart. The first three are expected to show up officially on February 20, while the 5G models will likely make an appearance a bit later, in March.

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5 Comments

1. tuminatr

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

As long as its not like the 4g Samsung Charge. That was less of a name and more of a disclaimer. For those who did not have one it had horrible battery life

2. Phonehex

Posts: 752; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I doubt the first gen 5g phones will br as power hungry as the first 4g phones . Consumers and tech companies have defntly matured.

3. Josh501

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 23, 2015

I have 5 phones for $125 (unlimited data) a month. I am not spending some crazy amount with Verizon regardless of what "exclusive" phone they may offer. I realize there are certain locations where Verizon is the only carrier with a signal. I am not in that situation so I'm not held hostage to outrageous monthly charges.

4. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

S10R ?

5. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 188; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

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