Samsung Galaxy S10 5G launching in South Korea April 5

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Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S10 5G will be available for purchase from April 5 in South Korea. The phone, that was announced alongside the the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10+, will also be available in the US as Verizon will open pre-orders for the device on April 5.

“We are at the beginning of a new era where the incredible speed and connectivity of 5G becomes a reality, bringing the world closer to Samsung’s vision of connected living,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.

“We are proud of the work we’ve accomplished to bring our first 5G smartphone to market and look forward to bringing it to everyone around the world in the coming year.”

Samsung claims that it is one of the handful of companies with an end-to-end 5G solution from chipsets, network core, radio solutions and user devices. As far as the price is concerned, rumours claim that the base model featuring 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will cost users 1.39 million won (approx £934 / $1225). The model with 512GB of local storage is said to cost 1.55 million won (approx £1,041 / $1,360).

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G shares a similar hardware with the Galaxy S10+ with significant difference in battery and minute variance in display. It sports a giant 6.7-inch display compared to the Galaxy S10 Plus’ 6.4-inch panel, however, the Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display with HDR10+ is the same with two cameras sitting in the pill-shaped cut-out on the top right corner.

samsung galaxy s10 5g - Samsung Galaxy S10 5G - Samsung Galaxy S10 5G launching in South Korea April 5Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform integrated with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem.

The modem is expected to draw more power, hence the company has packed a 4,500mAh battery that can be fast-charged with the bundled 25W fast charger. The phone also supports wireless and reverse wireless charging tech.

In the camera department, the Galaxy S10 5G has a setup similar to the one on the Galaxy S10 Plus but it adds a 3D ToF sensor on the back that allows “Video Live Focus” and a “Quick Measure” app.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has a 12MP primary camera and a dual aperture mechanism going between f/1.5 and f/2.4. There is a 16MP ultra-wide camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and the third camera sports a telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.4 along with OIS and PDAF. On the front is a primary 10MP shooter with an aperture of f/1.9 and dual pixel AF. The secondary 8MP shooter is to aid in depth information.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Specs

Display6.7-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9
Camera Rear: Quadruple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
– 3D Depth: hQVGAFront:
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
– 3D Depth: hQVGA
Body77.1 x 162.6 x 7.9mm
198g
AP7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 2.4 GHz + 1.7 GHz)
8nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.7 GHz + 2.3 GHz + 1.9 GHz)
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Memory8GB +  256GB/512GB
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Battery4,500mAh
Super Fast Charging compatible on wired with QC2.0, AFC and PD3.0
Fast Charging compatible on wireless
Improved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
Wireless PowerShare
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
NetworkEnhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20
– 2.0Gbps download, 150Mbps Upload + None Standalone (NSA), Sub6 / mmWave (28G, 39G)
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
– 1.2Gbps Download / 1.2Gbps Upload
*May differ by market and mobile operator.Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)
*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.
PaymentNFC, MST
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
AuthenticationLock Type: Swipe, Pattern, PIN, Password
Biometric Lock Types: Fingerprints, Face
AudioStereo speakers and earphones: Sound by AKG
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included)Audio Playback Format:
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE
VideoMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

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