Before Friday's roll-out of the Samsung phone, the 5G service had been restricted to a handful of specially selected users in South Korea.
When it comes to 5G devices, carriers in the United States don't have too many alternatives, even though many smartphone makers promised to bring their products on the shelves this year. In a post on Imgur this week, a user going by darkshark demonstrated how easily he was able to trick the in-display fingerprint sensor on a Galaxy S10 with a 3D-printed fingerprint.
Samsung Electronics yesterday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world's first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative system.
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The handset will be exclusive to Verizon at launch in the USA and accordion to a recent report the carrier will start to take pre-orders of the handset on the 18th of April.
People wait in line to buy new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smart-phones in front of an SK Telecom shop during a launch event in Seoul on April 5, 2019.
Three other U.S. carriers, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, are expected to launch commercial 5G services by the end of the year, but no information about prices has been revealed yet.
Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 devices over a month ago, and the devices were said to have sold in record-breaking quantities over their first few weeks on the market, with analysts expecting the phones to outsell the Galaxy S9 models by around 40%. With speeds up to roughly 20 times faster than 4G networks, consumers on a 5G network can download a full season of a TV show in minutes, play graphics-rich cloud games, stream 4K video with virtually no lag and enjoy enhanced VR and AR experiences.