You may not have realized it, but Samsung announced no less than five phones at its big pre-MWC event. While the S10, S10+, S10e, and Galaxy Fold have definitely stolen the show, there was also the S10 5G. This was always aimed to be in stores in South Korea on April 5, but today that has finally become official.
In a press release, Samsung is touting the fact that over the past decade it’s worked closely with carriers, device manufacturers, and software developers in order to make 5G a reality. And while 5G networks technically went live in Korea on December 1, 2018, from this Friday on they’ll also have a smartphone that’s capable of supporting those.
The S10 5G isn’t just an S10 with 5G support built-in, it’s a different device, although it has the same design language. It comes with a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ curved Dynamic AMOLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio, 3 cameras on the rear (as seen in the S10+) with an added 3D depth sensor, 8GB of RAM, 256 or 512GB of storage, and a 4,500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging. It runs Android 9 Pie.
Samsung unfortunately hasn’t shared official pricing for the device in South Korea, nor when we should expect it to arrive in stores in other countries.