The all-new Samsung Galaxy 5G brings in the next-gen wireless era with an integrated 5G modem, four rear cameras and a giant 6.7-inch screen.
5G has become a reality after all and Samsung has officially revealed its first ever smartphone to support the technology.
Samsung at an event in San Francisco, launched its first 5G enabled smartphone, together with the Galaxy S10 lineup, which consists of the Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10E. But what Samsung claimed will set itself up for the next five years is the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.
Under the hood, the 5G enabled smartphone is powered by an integration of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem along with the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. The modem is expected to draw more power, so Samsung also put a large 4,500mAh battery in it, the largest ever on a Samsung phone.
The Galaxy S10 5G is also a special-edition gadget as it maximizes the experience of using a smartphone in every possible manner. Featuring a giant 6.7-inch screen, it has the same Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display with HDR10+ certification and two cameras drilled into it on the top right corner.
In terms of other specs, the 5G phone offers 8GB of RAM together with 256GB of internal storage, but without an option to expand it. It comes only in one variant option.
The biggest USP of the 5G enabled smartphone is that of the internet speed that it can potentially offer when connected to a 5G network. To underatnd it better, the smartphone “can 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.”
In terms of cameras, the 5G enabled smartphone does not lag behind its other siblings. Along with the triple camera setup, the 5G variant also packs in a 3D ToF sensor on both sides. There’s one on the front and the back and can enhance the phone’s AR experience. The 3D depth sensing cameras also allow “Video Live Focus” and a “Quick Measure” app.
The huge 4,500mAh battery can be fast charged with a bundled 25W fast charger and also supports wireless and reverse wireless charging.
As expected the Samsung Galaxy 5G will be restricted to networks that have 5G connectivity. In the US, the 5G smartphone will be sold exclusively via Verizon. It is also expected to come to AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint as well. .The phone will also be coming to other 5G-ready markets including France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, UK and South Korea.
The price and availability of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G was not announced at the launch. Stay tuned as we cover more on this.