Samsung and Verizon confirm 5G smartphone for the first quarter of 2019
Samsung and Verizon announced the first 5G smartphone of the South Korean brand will arrive until the month of March of that year. The two companies attend the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit, where they are expected to present a prototype device for the new networks later this week. .
Surrounded by rumors and expectations, the launch of Samsung’s first 5G smartphone had not yet been officially confirmed until then.
Speculation suggests that the device in question should be a variant of the Galaxy S10 Plus, which should be released on MWC 2019 in February of that year using the new Qualcomm modems. Another possibility would be the folding device, which should also be announced next year.
In addition to attracting new consumers to its product line with the technology, Samsung’s announcement puts the company ahead of its main competitor. Apple, which is in legal battle with Qualcomm, should use Intel’s 5G modems on their devices. The problem is that these components should only be ready by the end of 2019, postponing the first iPhone 5G to 2020.
The partnership between Samsung and Verizon should also help the US carrier attract more consumers to its fifth generation networks. The phone company already owns some 5G residential networks in testing in some cities in the United States and is expected to expand coverage next year, according to the Reuteurs publication. In addition to the new Galaxy, the operator also confirmed the launch of the 5G module of Moto Z3 for August next year.
The Snapdragon Technology Summit is taking place in Hawaii, in the United States, this week. In addition to news about 5G, the event will mark the arrival of the Snapdragon 855 processor, which will equip the Android 2019 tops. Digital Look is at the event and will bring all the tests in the next few days. Wait!