Samsung and LG will each use next year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) to show off new 5G phones, according to sources in Korea.
The insiders say that Samsung will unveil a 5G version of its new Galaxy S10 at MWC on 25th February, potentially with a larger 6.7–inch screen and 1TB storage. This would come five days after a dedicated event when it would reveal a trio of new standard, 4G Galaxy S10 phones.
Not to be left out, LG is said to have brought forward its 5G device. Originally slated for a May 2019 launch, its handset is reported to be a version of 2018’s G7 ThinQ with a 5G chipset.
Interestingly, the same sources say that Samsung and LG will release their 5G devices in March, despite 5G infrastructure not likely to be ready until well into summer 2019 in Korea. U.S. and UK networks are not expected to be up and running until later next year.
OnePlus and Huawei have already promised 5G phones for 2019, while Apple is believed to be waiting until 2020 to take on the competition.
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