Verizon’s Galaxy S10 5G launches as it unveils next 20 5G cities

CNET | 4/25/2019 | Eli Blumenthal
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Verizon's 5G rollout is spreading to more markets. And with the expansion comes the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.

On Thursday, the largest wireless carrier in the US said that it will begin taking pre-orders for Samsung's first 5G phone, with pricing starting at $1,300 for the 256GB S10 5G. A 512GB option will also be available for $1,400 and both phones will come in either a "crown silver" or a Verizon-exclusive "majestic black."

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Those who preorder the device will also receive a "VIP kit" that includes a pair of Samsung's wireless Galaxy Buds, a wireless charging battery pack and a water bottle.

As was previously revealed by noted leaker Evan Blass the phone will be available on May 16.

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Announced alongside the 4G LTE Galaxy S10s in February, the S10 5G will start as a Verizon exclusive before heading to the other major US carriers later in the second quarter.

While the processor and software are the same as its S10 siblings, the 5G has a larger 6.7-inch AMOLED display, a 4,500 mAh battery and six total camera lenses -- up from five on the S10 Plus. A time-of-flight depth camera has been added to the back of the S10 5G.

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Users will need one of Verizon's Above or Beyond unlimited plans to access 5G on the new Samsung device. Verizon, however, said it will waive its $10 5G add-on fee for a "limited time" for those users who buy a 5G phone such as the S10 5G.

There is no timeline for how long the add-on fee will be waived, making this promotion a bit different than the one that currently accompanies the Z3 and its 5G mod. Those users will still have the add-on fee waived for three months, regardless of what plan they are on. After three months those users will...
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