Sasmung have been one of the first companies to reveal a 5G device back in February, but the launch of it has been held back due to 5G availability.
Samsung had earlier said that the phone would be released sometime in the second quarter of the year, with the launch coming at the start of the quarter.
South Korea’s National Radio Research Agency has cleared the phone for launch and it will be released on April 5 in South Korea. The Korean government apparently wants to be the first country in the world to release a commercial mobile 5G, before Verizon launches its 5G network in the U.S. on the 11th of April.
The US launch will coincide with the Verizon launch of 5G on the 11th of April with the devices being temporarily exclusive to Verizon. The wait for other carriers should only be short, with the device launching fully a few weeks later.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is very similar to the Galaxy S10 Plus but it has a slightly bigger AMOLED display, a quad-camera setup on the back, and a bigger 4500mAh battery. Current reviews of the S10 have been very positive so it will likely be one of the best 5G options for the year. However the Mi Mix 3 5G is launching in Europe in May and the cost of this will be 599-Euros or about £520, so less than half the price of the Samsung.
At the moment the price is unknown but per industry analysts, it could cost $1,332 in South Korea. There would reportedly be no pre-order period for the phone and it will directly go on sale when it’s officially launched.
Customers in S.Korea buying the phone between April 5 and 16 will either get free Galaxy Buds, a wireless charger or a 50 per cent discount voucher for screen replacement. It is not known if this promotion will also be available in the US.
UK availability is compltetly unknown, similar to S.Korea and the US the launch will likely coincide with the UK 5G launch. At the moment all we know about the UK launch is that it will be sometime this year. Between Huawei and Brexit I am sure there will be delays.
EE has stated that they will be launching a 5G network in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester in the summer, so an optimistic July perhaps.
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