The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G finally launched in the U.S. this week, coming as a Verizon exclusive for now. The next-generation connectivity standard brings several benefits, but how does it actually fare?
Well, Verizon PR manager George Koroneos has posted a video to Twitter, showing a speed test on a Galaxy S10 5G connected to the carrier’s newly launched 5G network.
This is 5G on the brand new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G in front of my hotel. It’s crazy the difference a month makes. #FirstToRealTime pic.twitter.com/Syxc7HGrqn
— George L. Koroneos (@GLKCreative) May 16, 2019
The video shows the Verizon representative’s phone delivering download speeds of 1,098Mbps, making for a pretty impressive demonstration of the tech in the real world. The clip cuts off before we see upload speeds, but Verizon is reportedly using LTE for uploads for now anyway.
There is one major caveat with this test though, and that’s the fact that Verizon’s 5G network is effectively empty at the moment. So it’s not like the Galaxy S10 5G in this clip had to contend with a ton of other devices on the network. We’d expect speeds to drop when more Verizon 5G smartphones are out in the wild, but hopefully the drop isn’t huge.
It’ll also be interesting to see real-world speeds at stadiums, concerts and other mass gatherings. After all, 5G is meant to ease congestion in these situations. Intrigued by the Galaxy S10 5G speeds anyway? Well, you can check out the Samsung store page at the link.
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