Samsung is set to launch its upcoming flagship lineup — Galaxy S10 ahead of Mobile World Congress in February. Now, a new report from South Korea suggests that the company will also showcase its 5G smartphone during the MWC 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.
This isn’t surprising given that MWC is one of the biggest annual tradeshows for mobile devices and there were rumors suggesting that the South Korean giant could unveil a 5G smartphone at the event. The report also adds that the Galaxy S-series will be marking its 10th anniversary at the event.
The said 5G smartphone is expected to be a variant of Galaxy S10. However, it’s noteworthy that not all the Galaxy S10 models are 5G compatible. It appears that the idea behind announcing the 5G smartphone during Mobile World Congress 2019 is to mark the brand’s entry as one of the first companies to launch a 5G smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S10 will have three models — Galaxy S10, S10 Lite, and S10 Plus and another variant made of ceramic which will be 5G-enabled. This 5G smartphone may only be produced in limited numbers and released in select markets.
Initially, the 5G phones from Samsung could be limited to its home country South Korea and the United States given that commercial 5G networks are expected to go live in South Korea and the US in the first half of 2019.
An earlier report hinted that the Samsung’s 5G phone will come with a 6.7-inch display and is tipped to feature a rear-mounted quad camera setup, a selfie camera, and a 3D sensing ToF camera. Powered by SD855 SoC, the phone may have up to 12GB RAM and 512GB internal storage. As for the color options, the phone will be available in Black and White colors.
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Samsung has already confirmed a 5G smartphone for both Verizon and AT&T. Also, the company has confirmed another 5G device for AT&T arriving in the second half of 2019, which is likely to be the next Galaxy Note-series smartphone.