Not long after South Korea telcos launched their 5G network nationwide, Samsung has now officially launched the Galaxy S10 5G, the first 5G smartphone to be officially available to the public, though only in South Korea for now.
Samsung had officially confirmed the release of the device in its newsroom post, stating that it's available to buy in South Korea immediately. There's still no news on an international release.
As much as South Korea had won the title of their telco being the first to provide 5G to consumers, Samsung did not win the "first commercially available 5G smartphone". According to Tech Radar, that title went to Motorola, who released the Moto Z3 in the USA 48 hours before Samsung's Galaxy 10 S10 5G launch. The Moto Z3 comes with a 5G mod on its 2018 model. I guess unless you would only accept a fully new model than a modded version as the real deal, then that title is questionable.
For information about the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung shares that it 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 unnamed 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.
We will be updating further once we get more info, especially on the price so do look out for it!