Samsung To Launch Samsung Galaxy S10 5G In South Korea On April 5

A Samsung employee arranges the new Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones at a press event in London
A Samsung employee arranges the new Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones at a press event in London, Britain February 20, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)

Following the official release of the first ever commercial 5G handset, the Galaxy S10, Korean tech giant has confirmed that the Smartphone will be available in South Korea starting April 5. This also puts the country in a comfortable position as they are slowly realizing their dream to be the first to "roll-out" the new network. The same can be said with Samsung as a pioneer Smartphone maker that offers the latest technology to its consumers.

Engadget said that although South Korea's 5G network has been "live" since December, no devices have yet to be put on sale to fully test the capabilities of the network. Now, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is the first of many handsets that will reach the shores of South Korea in an attempt to insert themselves in the next-generation of wireless connection.

XDA Developers also noted that telecommunications operators in South Korea are rolling out a bunch of freebies such as Samsung TVs, Virtual Reality headsets and many more to entice more customers to enroll in their plans that will, of course, include the Galaxy S10.

Aside from the obvious 5G compatibility, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is, according to XDA Developers, "the largest among its siblings." With that said, the Smartphone will flaunt a 6.7inch edge-to-edge Quad HD AMOLED display screen with "Curved Dynamic" technology. Powering the device will be an Exynos 9820 using an Exynos Modem 5100. The device's RAM is peaked at 8GB, and users will have the option to go with a 256GB or 512GB variant.

Camera-wise, the Galaxy S10 5G will sport an additional camera, bringing the total to six. Samsung also equipped the device with 3D depth sensors to work in unison with Quick Measure to produce accurate images and videos. Also underneath the hood is a massive 4,500mAh battery with fast charging support. The company is also claiming that users will be able to enjoy download speeds of up to 2Gbps. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality will likewise be maxed as well.

The 256GB variant of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will come with a price tag of 1, 397, 000 won, or roughly around $1, 230. Fans of the device, especially in the United States, will have to wait a little longer since Samsung has yet to release an official date outside of South Korea.

Engadget, however, said that "if all goes as planned", Verizon will be the first carrier to offer the device in the US, and should launch it in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11. After this, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will stretch its 5G blessings to more than 30 cities.

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