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Galaxy S20 5G support: What models offer 5G?
In 2019, 5G was pretty much a novelty, and that means 5G phones were special, exclusive editions. In 2020, 5G is going to be rolling out more aggressively to new markets and so it’s no surprise to see Samsung embracing 5G across the S20 series.
So yes, all three Samsung Galaxy S20 models are 5G-ready. Awesome! All three support the sub-6GHz spectrum, DSS, TDD/FDD, and support SA and NSA specifications. Basically, all the good stuff. But what about mmWave technology? That’s where the Samsung Galaxy S20 gets left out of the party, for now.
The Galaxy S20 Plus and Ultra can operate at the high frequency (only in the US and Japan), but not the standard S20 for some reason. That means that you’ll only want to get the standard Galaxy S20 if you plan to use a 5G network that doesn’t require mmWave, or if you’re perfectly fine with sticking to 4G LTE. Thankfully this is only a temporary problem, as Verizon will carry a Galaxy S20 variant with mmWave support later in Q2 2020.
Keep in mind some markets will even sale a 4G only S20, though we’re not sure where this model will be offered at this time.
So, that’s the 5G Galaxy situation. For more on the Galaxy S20 read our announcement and check out our other related Galaxy S20 coverage below.