New Sam­sung Galaxy S10 5G only avail­able on Tel­stra net­work

SmartHouse - - 5G - By David Richards

Sam­sung’s just-de­buted 5G-ca­pa­ble Galaxy S10 will only be avail­able on the new lim­ited Tel­stra net­work when it is func­tional later this year.

The de­vice will come with a 6.7in QHD Dy­namic AMOLED dis­play, a quad-cam­era setup com­plete with a 3D depth-sens­ing lens plus 5G sup­port­ing modems and chipsets.

Sam­sung ap­pears to have de­cided to by­pass the mark 1 ver­sion of Qual­comm’s Snap­dragon X50 and is us­ing its own Exynos 9820 pro­ces­sor and Exynos Mo­dem 5100.

With the Tel­stra net­work set to be lim­ited to less than 300 5G tow­ers na­tion­ally in 2019, it’s ex­pected that the early adopters will choose Sam­sung’s top-end model over 5G hand­sets from Oppo, ZTE, or Huawei.

Ap­ple is not set to have a 5G hand­set model till late in 2020.

The new Sam­sung Galaxy 5G model will sup­port both Cat 20 LTE speeds (2Gbps) for fre­quen­cies un­der 6GHz and 5G con­nec­tiv­ity at 6Gbps for the mmWave spec­trum.

As for stor­age, the de­vice has 8GB RAM, 256GB built-in stor­age and a hefty 4,500mAh bat­tery. It also sup­ports Wire­less Pow­erShare, which will let you juice com­pat­i­ble de­vices by rest­ing them on the hand­set’s rear.

It of­fers sim­i­lar fea­tures to the rest of the S10 range, re­tain­ing the 16MP ul­tra-wide, 12MP wide, and 12MP tele­photo lenses of the S10+ with a 3D depth sens­ing lens to en­able aug­mented re­al­ity ex­pe­ri­ences.

The de­vice fea­tures Sam­sung’s ground-break­ing Ul­tra­sonic In-Dis­play Fin­ger­print Scan­ner, a ‘punch-hole’ cut out for its dual selfie cam setup, and Google’s An­droid 9 Pie OS.

In Aus­tralia, over­all smart­phone sales have fallen, and the only saviour has been an in­crease in the av­er­age sell­ing price with rev­enues ris­ing.

Con­sumers are hold­ing on to their phones longer, which puts pres­sure on man­u­fac­tur­ers to bol­ster in­no­va­tion and jus­tify the price tags on their prod­ucts.

The new Sam­sung S10 range will be a barom­e­ter for the global smart­phone in­dus­try strug­gling to re­vive mo­men­tum after a decade of ro­bust growth ground to a halt.

Pric­ing for the new de­vice has not been re­leased.

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