Samsung just took the wraps off its latest smartphones in the form of the Galaxy S10 lineup, and unlike other companies who are planning on launching a separate handset from their flagship lineup with 5G, Samsung has opted to launch a 5G variant of the Galaxy S10. For those who are interested in getting their hands on the device, then Verizon might be the carrier to keep an eye out for.
Verizon has recently announced that they will be the first to launch the 5G Galaxy S10 when their 5G Ultra Wideband NR network goes live. No word on when exactly the phone will be launched, but the carrier anticipates that it should be in the first half of 2019. This means that if you want a 5G smartphone with flagship specs, then maybe it could be worth holding off until the handset has been launched.
A quick recap for those who missed the announcement earlier, the 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 for the most part shares the same hardware specs and features of the higher-end Galaxy S10 handsets. However some differences are in its display where it will sport a larger 6.7-inch screen and also a larger 4,500mAh battery. It will also be fixed in its storage size where it is only being offered with 256GB of storage.
Verizon has yet to officially announce the pricing of the 5G Galaxy S10, but we expect more details closer to its launch. The exclusivity will not be permanent, so you can expect other carriers to eventually carry it, but Verizon will have first dibs.