Samsung launches its first 5G smartphone

08 Apr 2019

To coincide with Friday's launch of commercial 5G services by South Korea's major mobile operators, Samsung has launched its first 5G smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, which is currently exclusively available for purchase in South Korea, has been designed to support speeds of up to 2Gbps download and 150Mbps upload by taking advantage of 5G features including 4X4 MIMO and up to seven-carrier aggregation.

The device also supports Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1.2Gbps symmetrical by incorporating the latest Wi-Fi standards.

It sports a 6.7-inch dynamic AMOLED display with an edge-to-edge screen, a hexa camera equipped with a neural processing unit and a 4,500mAh battery with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 capability.

Samsung has meanwhile announced that its 5G multi-mode chipsets are now in mass production for premium mobile devices.

The three chips in the Exynos range, including a single-chip tranceiver, modem and supply modualator solution, are capable of supporting 5G new radio sub-6 GHz spectrum and legacy radio access technologies.

“Samsung has been an innovator in mobile communication technologies with a strong portfolio of market-proven solutions, and we are well-prepared to extend our leadership into 5G,” Samsung Electronics president of System LSI Business Inyup Kang said.

“Our multi-mode solutions... will together enable powerful yet energy-efficient 5G performance along with the network versatility that allows users to stay connected wherever they are.”

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