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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will hit Verizon on May 16 (Update: Pre-order April 18)

It looks like Verizon customers will need to wait for more than a month before getting their hands on the Galaxy S10 5G.

Published onApril 5, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Update, April 5, 2019 (10:08 AM ET): According to a report from Bloomberg, Verizon Wireless will begin accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G on April 18. The device will then hit store shelves on May 16, as leaked by Evan Blass and described in the article below.

There’s still no word yet on pricing for the device (expect it to hurt your wallet), nor is there any word on when the device will hit AT&T or other U.S. carriers.

Original article, April 4, 2019 (02:35 AM ET): Verizon has just flicked the switch on its 5G service, offering connectivity in two cities and the 5G Moto Mod. But what if you want a flagship super-phone with integrated connectivity?

Well, serial tipster Evan Blass has tweeted that the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be making its U.S. debut on May 16. So consumers will be in for a bit of a wait if they want a no-compromise 5G experience.

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 3, 2019

There’s no word on a U.S. price just yet, but the phone will go on sale in Korea tomorrow (April 5) at a starting price of 1.39 million won (~$1,224). Samsung’s device will be available in Crown Silver, Majestic Black, and Royal Gold.

Besides Qualcomm, who else is in the 5G race?
5G logo neon sign taken at MWC 2019

There’s more to the phone than faster connectivity though, as it boasts a number of improvements over the Galaxy S10 Plus. These upgrades include a 4,500mAh battery, 25 watt fast charging, a larger display, and two 3D ToF cameras (one on each side).

This isn’t the only 5G phone expected in the coming months, as devices from Huawei, LG, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and ZTE are also due for a release. Xiaomi’s phone in particular, the Mi Mix 3 5G, is coming in at an aggressive 599 euro price point. So competition is quickly heating up in the industry after years of teasing the technology.

Can’t wait for the Galaxy S10 5G or don’t care for this particular model? Then you can always check out the rest of the Galaxy S10 series at the link.

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