Apr 1st, 2019

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is technically the most capable device in the Galaxy S10 lineup, but the device hasn’t officially been released yet since widespread 5G networks are still hard to come by. That all changes with South Korea’s first 5G network coming online this week. To mark the occasion, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be available for pre-order in South Korea on April 5 with an official April 15 retail launch date. 

Samsung carrier partners will sell the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G with 256GB of storage for 1.39 million won ($1,231 USD) while the 512GB model will be listed at 1.55 million won ($1,366 USD). The more expensive model will be available in Crown Silver and Majestic Black, but the cheaper model will also include the Royal Gold color option. 

There’s still no official word on when the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be made available in the US. AT&T will likely be the first US service provider to sell the phone since it has already rolled out 5G coverage in 12 markets, but Verizon is expected to flip the 5G switch this month in a handful of markets with a total of 30 planned to receive limited 5G coverage by the end of the year. T-Mobile and Sprint do have 5G plans for this year as well, but both companies are waiting to see if their merger is approved before they announce the comprehensive 5G strategy.

Check out the table below to see the differences and similarities that the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has when compared with the regular Galaxy S10+. Do you think 5G, the larger display, and ToF cameras are worth the price difference?

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Samsung Galaxy S10+
Screen size 6.7 inches 6.4 inches
Resolution 1440 x 3040 pixels 1440 x 3040
Density 502 ppi 512 ppi
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Exynos 9820
RAM 8GB 6/8/12GB
Storage 256/512GB 128/512/GB 1TB
Battery 4,500 mAh 4,100 mAh
OS Android 9.0 Android 9.0
Rear camera Quad-cameras:
12 MP (standard) 12MP, f/1.5
12 MP (telephoto), f/2.4, 45-degree
16MP (ultrawide), f/2.2, fixed-focus 123-degree
ToF camera
Triple-cameras:
12 MP (standard) 12MP, f/1.5
12 MP (telephoto), f/2.4, 45-degree
16MP (ultrawide), f/2.2, fixed-focus 123-degree
Front camera Dual cameras:
10MP (standard), f1.9, ToF (depth)
Dual cameras:
10MP (standard), f1.9, PDAF
8MP (depth)
Bluetooth v5.0 v5.0
NFC Yes Yes
Dimensions 162.6 x 77.1 x 7.9 mm 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm
Weight 198g 175g
Water Resistance IP68 IP68
Wireless Charging Yes Yes
Special features 5G, In-display Ultrasonic Fingerpring Scanner In-display Ultrasonic Fingerpring Scanner