Samsung Galaxy S10 5G launched in South Korea: Check the specs and price

The Samsung Galaxy S10 line-up launched in South Korea yesterday to celebrate the arrival of the country’s 5G network.

For starters, everything is bigger, including a massive 6.7” screen that makes the whole body nearly 20 percent larger than that of the S10 as well as the front camera cut out and the battery. While an increase to 4500mAh is substantial, 5G will suck up most of that extra juice.

The phone gets one extra rear camera compared to the S10 - a Time Of Flight (TOF) depth sensor which is supposed to help with Augmented Reality, bokeh/background blur, and low light photography. The same features are mirrored on the front where the 8MP camera depth sensor in the cut out on the S10+ is replaced by a superior TOF depth sensor.

The new features includes Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.0 that doubles storage speed from the S10 which uses UFS 2.1. Samsung claims they can reach up to 2,100MB/s read and 410MB/s write speeds, though those have yet to be tested. It also increases the charging rate to 25W from 15W. It’s available in black, white and a new gold color but that may change for global markets.

According to a Bloomberg report backed up by reliable leaker Evan Blass, pre-orders for the S10 5G will open on April 18 and it will hit stores on May 16, with the rest of the world following shortly after. The 256GB version will cost $1,230 and the 512GB version will command $1,350.