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Those who want to experience 5G will currently need to be near one of Verizon's first 5G blocks in the Chicago and Minneapolis areas as the new network's coverage is still very limited. Similar to its rivals the company is expanding its 5G network, recently announcing 20 new 5G cities for 2019 though exact timing for when those cities will get 5G remain unknown.
Users will need one of Verizon's Above or Beyond unlimited plans to access 5G on the new Samsung device. Verizon, however, has said that 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.
The S10 5G is the first phone in the US to have 5G built-in. In addition to the new Galaxy Verizon also sells Motorola's Moto Z3, a 4G LTE phone which can tap into 5G phone through an attachable "Moto Mod" accessory.
The Galaxy S10 5G is the fourth, largest and most advanced variant of the Galaxy S10 series. With a 6.7-inch screen, a total of six cameras and the ability to shoot portrait-mode video, Samsung is holding the S10 5G aloft as the deluxe model of its flagship line for spring.
5G, along with foldable phones, represents one of 2019's biggest phone trends. The next-generation technology is set to increase the download speeds on your phone by anywhere from 10 to 100 percent, depending on where you live and which network you're on. The networks won't be capable of those speeds yet.
5G will grow inch by inch, as our patchy tests on Verizon's hatchling network revealed. But early benchmarking speed test results were promising in areas where 5G was active.
Beyond download speeds, 5G has the ability to connect you to massive bandwidth, which means that in the future, 5G-ready phones will be able to do things like host crystal-clear video calls with no lag and AR and VR environments that won't make you feel sick because of a lag known as latency.
You'll also be able to interact with streaming media in different ways, as in the live 5G demo Samsung showed off in March on the Galaxy S10 5G, where it was possible to pinch and zoom on a baseball player on the field to see his pitch from multiple angles during streaming.
"[5G] will change the way people work, this will change the way businesses can be efficient. This will change education," said Mike Haberman, Verizon's VP of network engineering.