Samsung today announced that it will release a 5G phone on Verizon network in the first half of 2019. Samsung will reveal the proof of concept 5G device powered by the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon flagship processor along with the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements, later this week. Samsung mentioned that 5G will offer capacity and download speed many times faster than today’s 4G LTE network. Verizon’s 5G service will go live in early 2019.
“Samsung offers end-to-end solutions that are accelerating the wide scale adoption of 5G and help us realize our vision of truly connected living,” said Justin Denison, senior vice president, Mobile Product Strategy and Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “We’re proud to work alongside innovative partners like Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies to deliver a smartphone that will fundamentally transform how people work and play.”