T-Mobile launching Samsung Galaxy S10 5G on June 28th, 5G network going live in six cities

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T-Mobile is launching the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G this week, and with it customers will be able to access T-Mo’s 5G network.

The Galaxy S10 5G will launch at T-Mobile this Friday, June 28th. It’ll be available in select stores in Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York. Pricing will be set at $549.99 down and $31.25 per month for 24 months on EIP or $1,299.99 full retail for the 256GB model. The S10 5G will not be offered through JUMP! On Demand.

Of course, one of the main features of the Galaxy S10 5G is its support for 5G networks. That’s why T-Mobile is also flipping the switch on its 5G network in the same cities where the S10 5G will be sold: LA, NYC, Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Cleveland. You can view 5G coverage maps for those cities right here and at the bottom of this post. Galaxy S10 5G owners can access this 5G coverage at no extra cost.

This 5G coverage will use millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum, and T-Mo says that it’s using Multi-band Dual Connectivity across its 5G footprint. This technology aggregates mmWave 5G and LTE for better speeds. And when Galaxy S10 5G owners are in an area without 5G coverage, they’ll use T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network with LTE Advanced features like 4×4 MIMO, License Assisted Access (LAA), and carrier aggregation.

The Galaxy S10 5G is the most high-end version of the Galaxy S10 models. It’s got a 6.7-inch 3040×1440 Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of built-in storage, though unlike the other S10 models, the S10 5G doesn’t have a microSD card slot. It does have a quad rear camera setup that adds a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor to help capture depth info and the 12MP Dual Pixel, 16MP ultra wide, and 12MP 2x zoom cameras found on the S10. There’s another ToF sensor on the front of the S10 5G along with a 10MP Dual Pixel cam.

Also packed into the Galaxy S10 5G is a 4500mAh battery. To compare, the Galaxy S10e has a 3100mAh battery, the S10 has a 3400mAh battery, and the S10+ has a 4100mAh battery. Other features of the S10 5G include an in-display fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, Wireless PowerShare, and IP68 water and dust resistance.

It’s exciting to see the Galaxy S10 5G arrive on T-Mobile and with it the chance to try T-Mo’s 5G network for the first time. One thing to remember, though, is that T-Mobile’s 5G network is still very early and the S10 5G is an early adopter device. It works with mmWave 5G spectrum, but T-Mobile is also planning to expand its network with 600MHz 5G coverage, which isn’t supported by the S10 5G. That coverage will be supported by phones with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modem, which is expected to begin appearing in phones later this year.

Now that the Galaxy S10 5G and T-Mobile’s 5G network are launching this week, what do you think of them? If you live in one of T-Mo’s initial six 5G cities, are you going to buy an S10 5G?

New York City

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Los Angeles

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Atlanta

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Dallas

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Las Vegas

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Cleveland

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Source: T-Mobile

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  • Verizonthunder

    I’ll hold off on purchasing the Samsung galaxy s10 5g. I expect in 30 days of availability the value will drop by 40%.

    • djurlegit

      It won’t the Note 9 barely dropped 100 and it’s been almost 11 months. Now if you’re talking about street price, it definitely won’t considering there probably isn’t much competition for such a 5G device, the seller can still sell it for pretty high. Get real. If I bought one fore 1500 with tax, I’ll prob sell it for 1400 at most. No one else is selling it used.

  • dtam

    $1,299?!?! Samsung….did you not see the slow sales of the $1k+ iphones?

    • They have cheaper versions

    • steveb944

      Gotta pay that 5G premium. All carriers are charging 4 figures, same thing went down when LTE came about. Early adopter fee.

  • Robert Roll

    if it was me i would avoid the S10 5G all together it will only support
    5g on mmWave Frequencies… wait for the S11 (or its Equiv) that has the
    Qualcomm X55 modem that will support both mmWave and Sub 6ghz
    Frequencies (i.e. 600Mhz and Sprints 2.5Ghz)..

  • I’ll wait for the OnePlus 5G phone (if it has more than just mmWave frequencies). Otherwise I’ll wait until next year.

  • Sharti24

    Cleveland? Wow, must have something to due with the Allstar game there next month

    • bkat11

      That’s one of the only cities they owned spectrum in before the auction

    • Trevnerdio

      Or the really sad rollout of 4G in that area. They struggled hard in that market, this might be them trying to make up for it.

      • Sharti24

        Sad? Cleveland has great LTE coverage/speeds and it was one of the first cities to have band 12

        • Trevnerdio

          I’m talking about back when they were first rolling out LTE around 2013. They had such issues actually getting it deployed around (I believe) it was Cleveland. People would bitch about it daily haha

        • Sharti24

          Oh ok. Yeah i have no issues in cleveland at all with LTE. Hopefully 5G becomes more widespread this year in cleveland

  • Jay Holm

    I have the LG G7, and I’m not upgrading until T-Mobile starts offering smartphones with Sprint’s frequencies integrated….no rush. And Samsung, knock it off with trying to do away with support for microsd!!!

    • none

      The LG G8, LG V40, LG V35, LG G7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 6T, Samsung S10/S10+/S10e, Samsung Note 9, LG Stylo 4, and many other devices are available both unlocked, and from T-Mobile, and they support Sprint frequencies.

      T-Mobile uses bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 66 and 71
      Sprint uses bands 25, 26 and 41

      Put those bands into the GSMArena Phone Finder, and see the phones that support those frequencies.

      Although not that the unlocked LG V35 and unlocked Stylo 4 dont have band 71

      • marque2

        Apparently TMobile use band 46 as well. Alas my V30 only shares band 41 with Sprint.

        • Trevnerdio

          T-Mobile only uses 2, 4, 12, 66, and 71 for LTE. 1900, 1700/2100, lower 700, 1700/2100 (subset), and 600. 5G NR bands that are currently deployed are n260 and n261.

  • Iphart

    $1500 (w/tax) for a cell phone, that’s nuts.

  • steveb944

    I hate Samsung, don’t live in initial markets, so maybe in 2 years when I get bored of my OP7P.

  • Giovanni Gentile

    Wow. I live in Cleveland, Ohio. First time!!!

    • Sharti24

      ASG

  • Francisco Peña

    $550 down.. lol

  • HeatFan786

    I know this might not be popular, but I can’t wait to see a 5G iPhone.

  • Android_God

    This is proof that there is a sucker easily separated from their money

  • Ver

    Why would anyone in their right mind buy a phone that doesn’t have all the frequencies much less pay $1200+?

  • DDLAR

    T-Mobile did not raise the prices for 5G. This is just an expensive phone. This is quite common when there are few options with brand new technology.

    When there are lots of phones that support 5G (probably in about 18 months) there will be many options that don’t cost more than today’s phones.

    • marque2

      Band 12 was the same – only on the most expensive phones but with a year and a half even the $120 phones had it. Figure the same for 5g – in 1.5 years there will be a $200 phone.

  • xdx

    Oh great, I’ll probably get 10mb up/down on 5G. I’m getting 5mb up/down here in south philly area on LTE. Wooohooo!!!! Pathetic!!!

  • Vlad Shanhin

    5G in cities yet WV can barely get 3G speed…

    • Sharti24

      WV is full of holes and either Att or US cellular roaming

      • Eric A

        Half of WV is a radio “quiet zone” because of the large radio-telescope there.

  • Glenn Gore

    “Select outdoor locations” I appreciate T-Mobile’s total honesty in that statement.

    • Trevnerdio

      I imagine getting 38 GHz or whatever it is through walls and windows would be quite a bear…

      • Glenn Gore

        From what I have read it is extremely difficult. Difficult to the point that if you place an antenna on the outside of a window and a repeater antenna on the inside so you can have 5G in your living room, then the signal might not reach into other rooms of your house, depending on what materials those walls are made of. It sounds like a total nightmare and simply unworkable.

        • Trevnerdio

          Damn, that’s impressive. And that’s why it’s only for stadiums and extremely popular outdoor areas lol

  • Seems like 5G isn’t going to be worth it if it’s only going to be available outdoors.

  • Win

    America desperately need Huawei to step in and help them!

  • Philip

    I saw the converage in ATL and I laugh. Its only a few blocks? LOL

  • the martian ambassador

    Looks like the 5G coverage is limited to individual casinos in Vegas. That’s not going to be beneficial to residents.