The Korean technical giant confirmed to the Korean news agency Yonhap News that it will launch the Galaxy S10 5G on April 5th. The company will not forward previous orders for this model and has not set the price. However, the source told the news agency that it is likely to cost 1.5 million wins (about $ 1,300) when the shelf stores arrive.
Presented at the Samsung Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20, the Galaxy S10 5G comes with a 6.7 "screen, a deep 3D camera for extended reality applications and a battery of 4,500 mAh, which should last for an entire day. It is also equipped with an ultra-digital digital fingerprint reader, a new triple rear camera system and a wireless PowerShare.
Initially, the phone had to leave this month, but the launch was delayed. Nevertheless, it will still be the first 5G smartphone. First, it will be available in South Korea, which wants to become the first country in the world with a 5G functional network.
Earlier this month, South Korea admitted that the plan to introduce 5G by March 2019 was delayed due to the fact that industry players are not ready.
Government and telecommunications companies that did not agree with 5G tariff plans, but not smart phones compatible with the new 5G network, are being prepared by Samsung and LG.
The South Korean information and communication technology and communications minister rejected this week's tariff plan for SK Telecom 5G worth 70,000 dollars (62 dollars a month) and said it was too expensive for consumers. The operator explained that his tariff plans will become more cost-effective, as the number of 5G users will increase.
Samsung plans to introduce its Galaxy Fold, its 5G-foldable smartphone in May, while LG's rival LG is ready to introduce the V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone this month.
It is estimated that the mass adoption of the 5G network will take place by 2020, and technology will create opportunities in many industries, CB Insights notes.