T-Mobile turns on 5G in 6 cities and starts selling the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

T-Mobile turns on 5G in 6 cities and starts selling the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Carriers in the US have been racing to launch their 5G networks and devices. So far, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have flipped the switch on their networks. These three carriers are also already carrying the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Today, T-Mobile finally joins the party.

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The T-Mobile Galaxy S10 5G goes on sale today (June 28th). To coincide with the launch, T-Mobile is launching 5G coverage in 6 cities: Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York City. T-Mobile’s 5G network uses the same mmWave technology that AT&T and Verizon are using. This means there are pretty strict limitations about where exactly you can get the 5G speeds (coverage maps).

Getting back to the phone, T-Mobile’s Galaxy S10 5G costs $1,299 or $31.25 per month for 24 months on T-Mobile’s no-interest equipment installment plan. One thing to be aware of before dropping $1K on this phone is it won’t be forward-compatible with T-Mobile’s upcoming low and mid-band frequency 5G service. T-Mobile confirmed this to The Verge, which means this might not be a great long-term 5G device.

SpecsSamsung Galaxy S10 5G
Display Type6.7-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (505ppi)
Size77.1 x 162.6 x 7.94mm
Display Color PaletteHDR10+
System-on-chipSnapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
RAM Capacity8GB
Storage Capacity256GB (no MicroSD)
Speaker SystemStereo speakers and earphones: Sound by AKGSurround sound with Dolby Atmos technology
Headphone JackYes, 3.5mm
Front Cameras– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
– 3D Depth: hQVGA
Rear CamerasQuadruple 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
Battery Capacity4,500mAh
Wireless ChargingYes, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless Power Share
Fast ChargingSuper Fast Charging compatible on wired with QC2.0, AFC and
BiometricsUltrasonic fingerprint reader
Water and Dust ResistanceIP68
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie with One UI

Source 1: T-Mobile | Source 2: T-Mobile

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