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