At Samsung’s Unpacked event last month, the carrier unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. As the name implies, this is a 5G variant of the Galaxy S10 where it not only has a bigger display, but it also packs more cameras on the front and the back, and also a larger battery.
The handset is expected to find its way to Verizon later this year here in the US and if you’re wondering whether or not the hype for 5G is real, you can bet it is. This is because South Korean carrier SK Telecom has been running some speed tests with the Galaxy S10 5G and found that the phone, while on their network, managed to achieve blazing fast speeds of up to 2.6Gbps.
There is a catch though: the test was based on 5G-LTE aggregation technology, which means that based on pure 5G alone, the actual speeds were at 1.5Gbps. That’s still pretty fast, especially when you consider that most 4G networks are barely pushing 100Mbps these days. The carrier also boasts that at such speeds, downloading a 10GB file would take roughly 30 seconds or so to complete.
They are also not planning to rest on their laurels and will be working to continuously improve their speed over time. While this does show how fast 5G can be, such tests are usually done in an ideal setting which means it’ll be hard to replicate these speeds with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G when you’re sitting on your couch at home.