The Samsung Galaxy S10 launches next month, and all signs point to a 5G version of the phone. However, it might not initially apply to all US airlines.
It's the larger Galaxy S10 Plus we're talking about today, and it's designed to achieve faster 5G speeds with "maxed out" specifications – if you use Verizon, says Max Weinbach by XDA Developers.
We reported on his tweets about the main Galaxy S10 specifications, including RAM, memory, and camera tails, but Weinbach also goes a bit further into the 5G version.
He notes that Verizon won Samsung's bidding war on the 5G Galaxy S1
Exclusive are the expensive way to 5G
The carriers want 5G-boasting rights, especially in the US and especially when it comes to a top-notch smartphone maker like Samsung.
It's a much better business decision for a company like Samsung to sell its 5G phone to a wireless carrier because its manufacturing and mass production are expensive. A phone that is more expensive than the maximum 9 will not be the most popular one.
This means that the 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is more likely to be in the hands of everyday consumers than its 5G reputation. It will take some time for the mass takeover.
As we've learned from the upcoming Verizon-bound Moto Z3 5G add-on, the 5G revolution will come in 2019, providing thicker, more expensive, and more power hungry smartphones so far only available to Verizon.