Sprint adds Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G to its next-gen lineup
As it prepares to launch five more 5G cities, Sprint is adding another 5G phone to its stable.
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, which this week also began offering the S10 5G to business customers, Sprint will be making the S10 5G available to regular consumers. It won't be cheap, however, with the 256GB phone costing $1,300.
It also requires a subscription to Sprint's highest-tier Unlimited Premium plan, which starts at $80 per month for a single line but includes a subscription to
Sprint's 5G service is currently live in Kansas City, Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. The company has previously announced that it plans to launch the next generation network in New York, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago and Washington in the "coming weeks."
The new network is already making early appearances in Brooklyn, as spotted by PCMag's Sascha Segan.
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, the Galaxy S10 5G features a similar design to the Galaxy S10 Plus but adds extra front and rear cameras, a larger 6.7-inch display and, of course, support for next-generation 5G networks. It remains to be seen how Sprint's 5G network -- which uses a mid-band spectrum for its 5G service as opposed to the millimeter wave 5G networks currently deployed by Verizon and AT&T -- compares on the Galaxy S10 5G.
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