Samsung introduces World’s First 5G smartphone Galaxy S10 in South Korea

Samsung introduces World’s First 5G smartphone Galaxy S10 in South Korea

Samsung Electronics just recently unveiled Galaxy S10 5G, the world’s first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the revolutionary system.

Some days back the South became the first country to commercially launch nationwide 5G services, with three superfast networks going live offering data speeds that allow users to download entire movies in less than a second. Hours later US giant Verizon began commercial services in Chicago and Minneapolis, after rival AT&T made a 5G-based system available to selected users in parts of 12 cities in December,2018.

South Korea’s three mobile carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG UPlus took the opportunity of launching the event across Seoul for the Galaxy S10, whose base version costs 1.39 million won ($1,200). Interactive virtual-reality displays and robotic demonstrations were on the launch event to showcase the capabilities of the latest capabilities of mobile internet speed, and new users were excited about the possibilities, especially live streaming of sports games and university lectures.

Before this official roll-out of the Samsung galaxy phone, the 5G service had been limited to a few selected users in South Korea. Rival manufacturer LG is due to launch its V50 ThinQ, another 5G phone, in the South later this month, while in the US, Verizon’s network works with Lenovo’s Moto Z3 smartphone when attached with a special accessory. Commercializing 5G gives South Korea the pioneer to build around the next generation technology, which is very important for the future development of mobile phones and electronics such as autonomous vehicles, machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Internet of Things.

5G and new Technology is estimated to churn about $565 billion in global economic benefits by 2034, according to the London-based Global System for Mobile Communications, an industry alliance. The implications of the new technology have pitted Washington against Beijing — whose firms dominate 5G technology — in an increasingly bitter standoff. The United States has raised concerned and instructed its allies and major economies to avoid or ban 5G solutions from Chinese-owned telecom giant Huawei, citing security risks that technological backdoors could give Beijing access to 5G-connected utilities and other components.

Currently Chinese technology companies own a total of 3,400 5G patents — more than a third of the total, according to data analysis firm IPlytics — with 1,529 of those registered by Huawei. South Korea comes next, with its companies holding 2,051 patents, while US firms have 1,368 together. Neither KT nor SK Telecom use Huawei technology in their 5G networks, but it is a supplier to LG UPlus, the companies said.

5G is expected to be so fast and efficient that it is possible it could start the end of wired connections and by the end of 2020, industry estimates claim 50 billion devices across the world  will be connected to 5G.

The evolution of from 1G to 5G. The predicted speed of 5G is more than 1Gbps – 1,000 times greater than the existing speed of 4G and could be implemented in laptops of the future.


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