Launch date and approximate price revealed


When Samsung introduced its new flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone family in February, the company unveiled pricing and launch times for all but one model, the Galaxy S10 5G. Based on two reports citing industry sources and Samsung, the manufacturer will release its first 5G handset in South Korea in early April.

Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 SoC and X50 or X55 modems, the Galaxy S10 5G 6.7-inch will be available in South Korea from April 5. Three South Korean operators – KT, SK Telecom and LG Uplus – will start offering their 5G services as of that date. According to a report, the Galaxy S10 5G has passed the signal verification test conducted by the National Research Agency of Canada earlier this week, giving the smartphone the green light to enter the market.

The price of the Galaxy S10 5G configured to be equipped with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of NAND flash memory is not entirely clear. Citing industry sources, the state-funded Yonhap news agency reported Thursday that the smartphone would cost about 1.5 million won. In South Korea, prices quoted include sales taxes, like most countries in the world. The equivalent pre-tax price in the United States would therefore be approximately $ 1,199.

The Galaxy S10 5G smartphone will be available directly from Samsung, as well as Korean telecommunications companies that it supports. Samsung apparently would not have the intention of launching a pre-order program for the Galaxy S10 5G, but for those who register their devices from April 5 to 11, it will provide a free pair of wireless Galaxy Air Buds, a wireless charger 50% discount on screen replacement (valid for one year)

Verizon plans to launch its 5G services on April 11th. It is unclear whether it will market the Galaxy S10 5G on that date or whether the smartphone will reach the US market a bit later after the Mi-Fi services.

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Sources: Yonhap News, Korea Herald, Nikkei


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