Verizon, Samsung promise 5G smartphone for next year


The announcement by the companies may point to a 5G-capable Galaxy S10 that would be exclusive to Verizon.

The all-display design of the Galaxy S10 also means there's no room for a dedicated fingerprint sensor.

But doing away with bezels might come with a cost for the Galaxy S10.

As for other features, the renders show that the Galaxy S10 Plus will have a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There's no fingerprint sensor back there, supporting the rumor that Samsung is moving to an in-display ultrasonic sensor. The rear panel of the device is shown as featuring a triple-camera setup with horizontally arranged lenses and a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash unit, as well as a heart rate monitor. Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon Mobile Platform, including its new mobile processor, will power the smartphone.

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However, the outlet has stated the Galaxy S10+ could arrive with two-front facing cameras, meaning the cutout size on the display could be larger overall.

Verizon will start offering its first 5G smartphones in the first half of next year after announcing a new partnership with Samsung.

"5G will usher in a new era of mobile connectivity, allowing people to connect to data, experiences and other people in ways never thought possible", Brian Higgins, VP of wireless device and product marketing at Verizon, said in a statement. Let's dive in to see some more details on the matter.

Samsung had intended for the feature to be included with the Galaxy S10 but had to abandon the idea as the needed more time to make the tech work. Following that debut, the new Android flagships should hit the market by late March after a brief pre-order period which will likely see more incentives than what Samsung has been offering past year seeing how the Galaxy S9 line ended up having relatively underwhelming sales.