World’s first 5G services to start on April 5
Samsung Electronics said on April 1 that its first fifth-generation (5G) smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, will hit the market on April 5. Korean mobile operators also prepare to offer the world’s first 5G services here on the day.
The Seoul-based giant said that consumers will be able to unlock a new mobile experience with the new services, which are expected to enable users to download an entire high-definition film in seconds.
“We are at the beginning of a new era where the incredible speed and connectivity of 5G becomes a reality, bringing the world closer to Samsung’s vision of connected living,” Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said.
“We are proud of the work we’ve accomplished to bring our first 5G smartphone to market and look forward to bringing it to everyone around the world in the coming year.”
Samsung was confident of the new handset’s success.
“With speeds up to roughly 20 times faster than 4G networks, consumers on a 5G network can download a full season of a TV show in minutes, play graphics-rich cloud games, stream 4K video with virtually no lag and enjoy enhanced VR and AR experiences,” a Samsung official said.
“The introduction of the Galaxy S10 5G is a key milestone in Samsung’s research and development that also includes key breakthroughs like the world’s first gigabit speed 5G transmission, the first 5G handover between multiple cells, and now, its first 5G smartphone available on the market,” a Samsung official said.
“The Galaxy S10 5G puts the unrivaled power, speed and connectivity of 5G networks directly into the hands of consumers. With speeds up to roughly 20 times faster than 4G networks, consumers on a 5G network can download a full season of a TV show in minutes, play graphics-rich cloud games, stream 4K video with virtually no lag and enjoy enhanced VR and AR experiences.”
The Samsung official said that the smartphone will come in three colors of majestic black, royal gold and crown silver. After debuting in Korea on April 5, the firm said that it will expand to other markets after.