Samsung’s first 5G-enabled smartphone will soon go on sale in the UK.
The new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone will be similar in design to the S10 line-up introduced by the Korean technology giant earlier this year, but will come with a larger 6.7-inch display and four rear cameras.
It will also include a larger battery and fast wired and wireless charging capabilities.
Samsung said the phone will allow users to download video content faster than ever before, as well as enjoy “console-style, graphics-rich games” without a Wi-Fi connection because of the speeds of 5G.
Kate Beaumont, Samsung’s director of innovation, technology and services, said: “The Galaxy S10 5G unlocks an entirely new mobile experience to prepare consumers for a world of possibilities: a larger 6.7-inch dynamic AMOLED display; a new 3D depth camera with live focus video; and the biggest battery available in the Galaxy S range.
“The Galaxy S10 5G is a visionary, ultra-premium device for those looking to stay ahead of the curve.”
Other smartphone makers are also planning 5G-compatible devices. Huawei is expected to shortly announce a 5G-ready phone. That is despite the ongoing controversy around Huawei and its potential role in the infrastructure equipment that will build 5G networks because of concerns over the company’s links to the Chinese state.
*2018 figures show that Apple had just over 51% of the UK mobile phone market, with Samsung behind on around 23%. Huawei were in third with just under 4%.