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?
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