[Update: Available now] Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be exclusive to Verizon before a wider rollout
The Samsung Galaxy S10 family was finally announced today. Most of the attention has been on the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e, but they also talked about a fourth member. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G was shown off and it will be coming a little later this year. Verizon will be the first carrier in the U.S. to get the phone and many other carriers around the globe will follow.
The Galaxy S10 5G is the most specced out member of the bunch. It has a larger 6.7-inch Infinity-O AMOLED display, 4,500 mAh battery, quadruple rear cameras, and Super Fast Charging at 25W. The other specs are in line with the Galaxy S10+ (full specs below). The real story here is 5G. Samsung says you’ll be able to download a “full season of a TV show in minutes, play graphics-rich cloud games with virtually no lag, enjoy enhanced VR and AR experiences, and stay in touch with friends and family via real-time 4K video calls.
Verizon will be the exclusive carrier to offer the Galaxy S10 in the U.S. at launch, but that won’t last too long. AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Spectrum Mobile, and Xfinity Mobile will get the device later in the Summer. Samsung has also partnered with carriers across Europe. Deutsche Telekom, EE (UK), Orange (France), Sunrise (Switzerland), Swisscom (Switzerland), TIM (Italy), Vodafone, and Telefonica (Spain) will also get the device sometime this Summer. We still don’t how much the 5G phone will cost or even exactly where 5G coverage will be offered, but there’s still time to wait.
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy S10 5G|
|Display Type||6.7-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (505ppi)|
|Size||77.1 x 162.6 x 7.94mm
|Display Color Palette||HDR10+|
|System-on-chip||Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820|
|Storage Capacity||256GB (no MicroSD)|
|Speaker System||Stereo speakers and earphones: Sound by AKGSurround sound with Dolby Atmos technology|
|Headphone Jack||Yes, 3.5mm|
|Front Cameras||– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
– 3D Depth: hQVGA
|Rear Cameras||Quadruple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
– 3D Depth: hQVGA
|Wireless Charging||Yes, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless Power Share|
|Fast Charging||Super Fast Charging compatible on wired with QC2.0, AFC and
|Biometrics||Ultrasonic fingerprint reader|
|Water and Dust Resistance||IP68|
|Software||Android 9 Pie with One UI|
Update: Available now
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is launching on Verizon today. The 256GB model costs $1,299, or $54.16 per month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment plan. The 512GB model costs $100 more or $58.33 per month for 24 months. Verizon is also offering a few promo deals for the launch. New and existing customers can trade in an eligible smartphone and save up to $450 in monthly bill credits. Switching to Verizon from another carrier will also get you a $200 prepaid Mastercard if you purchase the device on a payment plan and sign up for Verizon Unlimited.
5G service is available only on the Above and Beyond unlimited plans. For a limited time, customers can get 5G access, which will normally be $10-per-month extra, included for free in both plans. Verizon’s 5G service will be available this year in more than 20 cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington DC.