While Malaysia has yet to join the 5G bandwagon, the service has already went live in South Korea in December of last year. To accommodate the new 5G service, Samsung will be launching the S10 5G in Korea on 5 April 2019. Rather than using an existing variant of the S10 and merely adding in 5G support, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is a different device altogether. Here's what we know.
Based on a recent press release from Samsung, the 5G variant comes with a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ curved Dynamic AMOLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio, a triple rear camera setup similar to the S10+ but with an added 3D depth sensor, and finally a 10MP selfie front camera with a 3D depth sensor. The phone is powered by a yet unamed 64-bit Octa-Core processor, 8GB of RAM, 256 or 512GB of storage, and a 4,500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging. It runs Android 9 Pie. Samsung has not shared official pricing for the device in South Korea, or an expected date for a global release.
“We are at the beginning of a new era where the incredible speed and connectivity of 5G becomes a reality, bringing the world closer to Samsung’s vision of connected living,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “We are proud of the work we’ve accomplished to bring our first 5G smartphone to market and look forward to bringing it to everyone around the world in the coming year.”
Stay tuned to Stuff Asia for any new updates regarding the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G in the near future.