South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom has completed the network test of Samsung’s first 5G smartphone, Yonhap news agency reports. SK Telecom said its dual connectivity technology, which combines 5G and 4G LTE mobile networks, will deliver up to 2.65 Gbps wireless speed for Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G model, which is expected to be commercially available on the local market in mid-April.
According to SK Telecom, the 5G smartphone powered by its dual network can send data 80 percent faster than devices with sole 5G connectivity, which would enable the Galaxy S10 to download a 2 GB HD movie in six seconds. SK Telecom said it will support 2.6 Gbps data transmission speed in the initial stage and upgrade the speed up to 2.7 Gbps within the first half of the year.
Visitors to SK Telecom’s ICT experience center at its Seoul headquarters can test Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G and LG’s V50 ThinQ 5G, and experience downloading 4K UHD streaming and VR content on the devices starting 14 March, the operator also said.