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South Korea launches the world’s first 5G smartphone

South Korea on Friday put the world’s first 5G smartphone on the market two days after the launch of the first national coverage by this revolutionary technology. The Galaxy S10 5G marketed by Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest smartphone, was celebrated with great fanfare with special events organized in Seoul by the three national mobile operators SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus. The basic version of this high-tech gem is offered at 1.39 million won (1,090 euros).

South Korea has dedicated its reputation as one of the most “connected” countries on the planet by launching a nationwide 5G coverage (fifth generation of mobile standards) on Wednesday night, the first in the world, served by SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus.

This baptism of fire was advanced two days to beat the giant American Verizon who was also preparing to launch the 5G for mobiles in Chicago and Minneapolis. Following suit with Samsung, its competitor LG has announced that it will market in April, its smartphone 5G called “V50s ThinQ”.

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