More and more operators are announcing the launch of their first 5G networks at the end of the current or early next year. That’s why many people hoped that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will be the first 5G smartphone in the Korean edition of the giant. Nothing of that. DJ Koh, director of the Samsung mobile department, clearly said that the Galaxy S10 will not be the first smartphone with a 5G modem that will be prepared by his company. What does it mean?
Korean cellular network operators have been building voltage for a long time before launching the 5G network. At the same time, the Koreans are counting on the fact that the Samsung originating from their country will not give up the 5G race also in the category of mobile devices. That’s why for some time now it was said that the Galaxy S10 should be equipped with a 5G modem. Samsung’s publishing plan is very predictable. The next flagship from the Galaxy S series will appear in stores in March next year, which would be in line with the plans of Korean operators regarding the 5G network. However, DJ Koh, who runs the Samsung mobile devices department, during the premiere of Note 9, told reporters that the Galaxy S10 will not be the first smartphone with a 5G modem.
We do not know yet in which Samsung device will debut 5G
The statement of the Samsung director is both concise and puzzling. Two scenarios are possible. The first of these means that Samsung will present its first smartphone with a 5G modem before the premiere of Galaxy S10. This would mean that next year’s S10 would be the second model with 5G support. However, which smartphone would be the first? Perhaps it will be a folded Galaxy F, which according to recent rumours is expected to appear later this year. However, this is an unlikely option.
The second possible course of events assumes that the Galaxy S10 will not get a 5G modem and it will appear on your smartphone, which premiere is planned at the turn of the next year or at the end of the third quarter. It can be either Galaxy Note 10 or one of the special Galaxy S10 variants. It is quite possible that such a smartphone would be available only in Korea, because it would be designed to work with 5G networks of local operators.