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Galaxy S10 5G looks to cost over $1,300 and launch April 5

One promotional deal will include a free pair of Galaxy Buds.

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The Galaxy S10 5G finally has a price and release date.

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In February, Samsung launched a handful of phones at its Unpacked event in San Francisco, including the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus alongside the not-quite-as-expensive Galaxy S10E. There was also the Galaxy Fold, which stole the show. Quietly in the back was the Galaxy S10 5G, which Samsung didn't share many details about other than it would be launched as an exclusive on Verizon before being available on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint later this spring. 

On Thursday, more details emerged about the world's first 5G phone. As reported by the Korea Herald, the phone will launch on April 5 for 1.5 million won, which converts roughly to $1,330, £1,010 or AU$1,870. Obviously, actual prices in different countries often differ from a converted price. But in general, the phone is expected to cost more than the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus because 5G chips cost more than 4G ones.

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Samsung claims the Galaxy S10 5G will have 20 times faster network connectivity than a phone on a 4G network. One of the benefits of a 5G network will be faster streaming, 4K video calls and better mobile gaming.

There won't be preorders for the S10 5G, but there will be promotional deals at launch including a bundle with a free pair of wireless Galaxy Buds or a free wireless charger. 

Samsung didn't immediately respond to a request to comment. The company is expected to launch a 5G version of its Galaxy Fold in South Korea this May.

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