Tag: Galaxy S10 5G

Verizon CEO touts 1.5Gbps peak 5G speed as S10 reviewers hit approved sites

Back in February, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg told the audience at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event that he was “super excited” to bring the Galaxy S10 5G to market, even though he wasn’t making specific promises as to how fast the phone would perform on Verizon’s 5G network. Now we have a better idea: Vestberg told […]

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Verizon releases Galaxy S10 5G with 20 cities of hype for only 2 cities

My hat’s off to Verizon this morning for the bold marketing campaign behind Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G, and more generally, its nascent 5G network. Take a moment to visit the company’s 5G mini-site today, which happens to be the S10 5G’s U.S. launch day, and you’ll experience a wonderfully clean graphic design that works as […]

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South Korea probes illegal 5G discounts as LG touts 100,000 V50 orders

Since early 5G smartphones tend to cost $1,000 or more, some observers have wondered whether they’re too expensive to attract customers. But after three South Korean carriers aggressively discounted the new devices, government regulators are now asking whether 5G handsets are too cheap — perhaps illegally so. According to a new report from the Korea Times, the […]

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Samsung blames user after Galaxy S10 5G melts down

Complaints about shaky data service might wind up being the tip of the iceberg for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S10 5G, as the company is now combatting a South Korean customer’s claim that his six-day-old phone caught on fire “without reasons.” According to the AFP (via Economic Times), the manufacturer is blaming an “external impact” for the […]

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Verizon sets Galaxy S10 5G date and names 20 cities, kills cheap 5G plan

Verizon today officially set the first U.S. release date for Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G phone — May 16, 2019 — and named 20 additional 5G cities, while also announcing changes to its 5G data plans. The standout change: there are now only two 5G plans, down from three before, and the least expensive option is […]

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Samsung shirks early adopters’ Galaxy S10 5G complaints

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G may have won bragging rights as the world’s first completely integrated 5G smartphone, but now it’s facing some serious performance complaints — problems switching between 5G and LTE networks, lower than expected speeds, and limited 5G coverage, Business Korea reports today. Compounding the problem, Samsung and three South Korean carriers are […]

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South Korea: 5G data will cost $50 to $110 monthly, no unlimited plan

Ahead of this week’s launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G, South Korea’s government has taken sides in the debate over whether 5G data services will be both unlimited and affordable: no on the former, but yes on the latter. Following last-minute negotiations with carriers last month, regulators have approved a series of 5G data plans […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G pricing puts an early 5G fear to rest

As device makers and carriers prepared to announce the first 5G smartphones, there were reasons for concern: early prototypes looked thick and carried the risk of crazy pricing. When Samsung announced the 7.94-millimeter thick Galaxy S10 5G and foldable Galaxy Fold last month, it demonstrated that 5G devices wouldn’t necessarily be thicker, but it left the […]

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South Korean carrier KT promises 1Gbps real-world mobile 5G speeds

Two U.S. carriers launched commercial 5G networks last year, but their promised speeds fell somewhat short of the 5G standard’s gigabit- or gigabits-per-second potential. Now that commercial 5G service is about to launch in South Korea with actual phones, Korean carrier KT and Samsung have set a higher bar for their customers: 1Gbps real-world speeds […]

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Samsung: Galaxy S10 5G arrives April 5 in South Korea, U.S. soon after

Originally announced in late February and intended for a late March release in South Korea, Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G now has a new official Korean street date: April 5. The device will be the first commercial 5G smartphone in the country and share similar bragging rights with Motorola in the United States. According to Korea’s […]

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G peaks at 2.7Gbps in South Korea, U.S. speed unknown

Samsung’s introduction of the Galaxy S10 5G last month was a somewhat curious affair. The fourth model looked a little different from the S10e, S10, and S10+, but Samsung made no commitments to how its namesake 5G feature would perform. Today, we’re beginning to get a sense of the phone’s top speeds, though they’ll likely […]

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ProBeat: Samsung reasserts smartphone king status

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event was jam-packed. Even if you don’t look at all the announcements and only concern yourself with phones, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 5G, and Galaxy Fold. Samsung has proven once again that it is the smartphone king. I don’t mean that in terms of […]

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be a free swap for some lucky S10+ customers

Samsung’s new lineup of Galaxy S10 phones is arriving just as higher-speed 5G networks are in the process of launching worldwide — timing that will force some early adopters to decide between buying a late-stage 4G phone in March or a first-generation 5G phone in June. But one carrier isn’t making its customers choose: Buying […]

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Samsung and Verizon just flubbed 5G’s biggest chance to shine

Yesterday was a great day for Samsung: Galaxy Unpacked 2019 let the South Korean company flex its engineering and design skills while kicking off global sales of multiple flagship devices. This wasn’t a typical Unpacked event, as Samsung unveiled a folding phone, a 5G version of the Galaxy S10, and next-generation Galaxy wearables that all showed […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G debuts with a 6.7-inch screen and 3D cameras

Advance leaks revealed most of the new Galaxy S10 lineup before Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event today, but one version — the Galaxy S10 5G — is decidedly unlike the others. It’s a little larger, considerably more powerful, and arriving later than the rest: late in the first half of 2019, which is to say June, […]

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