Samsung Electronics confirmed that the Galaxy S10 5G will be available for purchase in Korea starting April 5, 2019.
The Galaxy S10 5G comes ith a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with edge-to-edge screen. The smartphone also upgrades the smartphone camera with a neural processing unit (NPU), to help with the perfect shot, as well as six total cameras including the 3D Depth Camera. It provides depth information by measuring the length of time for a light signal to bounce off subjects to deliver bokeh effects with Live focus video, measure objects with Quick Measure.
In addition, the Galaxy S10 5G packs a 4,500mAh battery for streaming content and playing games without needing to recharge frequently. For those times where power may be low, the Galaxy S10 5G uses Super Fast charging at 25W.
Galaxy S10 5G will be available in Majestic Black, Royal Gold, Crown Silver colors starting in Korea beginning April 5, 2019 and will expand to additional markets after.
South Korea's three telecoms -- SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. -- said they will offer a wide range of promotional events for those who preorder the Galaxy S10's 5G model.
The Galaxy S10 5G with 512GB memory capacity is priced at 1.55 million won (US$1,320), while a 256GB variant costs 1.39 million won, Samsung said.
Users of the new device that supports both 4G and 5G networks will have to pay more for their monthly subscriptions as companies' data plans are expected to start from the mid-50,000 won range and go over 100,000 won (US$88.1) for premium service.
SK Telecom said it will offer either Samsung's wireless earphones, a discount coupon for Samsung Galaxy Watch Active or wireless charging packaging for free for customers who register their new phones up until May 16.
SK Telecom ha salso received government approval for its new 5G pricing plan, which starts from 55,000 won for 8GB data. The company plans to announce its pricing plan on Wednesday, which would charge 75,000 won for 150GB of data, 95,000 won for 200GB and 125,000 won for 300GB.
KT said it will also accept preorders this week, providing gifts including fried chicken, home appliance products and mobile gift coupons. It plans to unveil its 5G service and pricing plan on Tuesday.
No. 3 LG Uplus said its 5G plans for the Galaxy S10 will come with virtual reality headsets as well as smartphone insurance vouchers and YouTube premium service for early adopters.
On Friday, LG Uplus unveiled its three types of monthly subscription plans for its 5G smartphone: 55,000 won for 9GB, 75,000 won for 150GB and 95,000 won for 250GB.
LG will also launch its first smartphone designed to run on a 5G network in Korea this month.
The V50 ThinQ will go on sale on April 19 with a price tag of W1.19 million (U.S. $1,048), the electronics maker said Sunday.
The phone is equipped with a 6.4-inch display and five cameras -- two on the front and three on the rear. It also boasts 128 GB of memory with a battery capacity of 4,000 mAh.
Customers who buy the phone by the end of May will receive an attachable dual-screen worth W219,000 for free. The 6.2-inch second screen allows users to watch movies on one screen and surf the Internet or play a game on the other.
|Galaxy S10 5G|
|Display||6.7-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9|
|Body||77.1 x 162.6 x 7.9mm
|AP||7nm 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)
|Memory||8GB + 256GB/512GB|
|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
*Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 only available with Samsung devices that support 10W+ wireless charging, such as the left pad on the Wireless Charger Duo Pad (sold separately). Wireless charger requires power connection
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Network||Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20: 2.0Gbps download, 150Mbps Upload + None Standalone (NSA), Sub6 / mmWave (28G, 39G)
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM: 1.2Gbps Download / 1.2Gbps Upload
Bluetooth v 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor|
|Authentication||Lock Type: Swipe, Pattern, PIN, Password
Biometric Lock Types: Fingerprints, Face
|Audio||Stereo 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
|Video||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|