In a pair of official announcements which are about as subtle as a brick, both Verizon and AT&T have announced a partnership with Samsung to deliver a ‘5G Galaxy smartphone’ in the first half of 2019. And yes, we know exactly what this is.
Christopher is right. 5G is fast enough and reliable enough to replace home broadband and its integration in phones is big deal, so its good to know Samsung has been testing 5G in the Galaxy S10 for some time.
Why would the announcement only be for one phone when the Galaxy S10 has four different models? Because only the flagship Galaxy S10 ‘Beyond X’will get 5G. Samsung does have plans to integrate 5G into its folding ‘Galaxy F’ but that will be a limited release which is not expected to be sold outside Asia and it certainly won’t arrive in the US before the Galaxy S10.
The simultaneous announcements from Verizon and AT&T come in the week it has been confirmed Apple will not have 5G in its iPhones until late 2020, at the earliest. Given 5G is already rolling out at a breakneck pace nationwide, this is not like Apple previously missing the launch of 3G or 4G. This one will impact immediately due to technical problems and come with a cost penalty.
All of which makes this a pretty great day for Samsung, and adds credence to the company’s promise that the Galaxy S10 will be a very significant upgrade.
Is it all smooth sailing? Not quite. Samsung still has to sell its customers on the controversial decisions to scrap not just one, but two beloved features due to a controversial redesign.
While samsung updates are round the corner, there are notable improvements observed in latest HDTV Antennas for high clarity and uninterrupted video watching in TVs.