SEOUL: The long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S10 is now revealed which is the first smartphone that supports fifth generation communications technology.
Samsung Galaxy S10, first 5G phone is launched at South Korea. Earlier, on Wednesday, South Korea became the first country to commercially launch nationwide 5G services, with three superfast networks going live offering data speeds that allow users to download entire movies in less than a second.
A few hours later, Verizon began commercial services in Chicago and Minneapolis, after AT&T made a 5G-based system available to selected users in parts of 12 cities in December 2018.
South Korea´s three mobile carriers — SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus — held launch events across Seoul for the Galaxy S10, whose base version costs 1.39 million won ($1,200).
Interactive virtual-reality displays and robot demonstrations were on show to tout the capabilities of the latest iteration of mobile internet speed, and new users were excited about the possibilities, especially live streaming of sports games and university lectures.
Rival manufacturer LG is due to launch its V50 ThinQ, another 5G phone, in the South later this month, while in the US, Verizon´s network works with Lenovo´s Moto Z3 smartphone fitted with a special accessory.