2018 has been quite an eventful year for smartphone technology. We have seen early prototypes of foldable phones, we have seen Samsung’s new line of infinity displays that give a new light to the smartphone notch. However, I feel that there is one upcoming tech that isn’t being talked about as much as one would think. This might be because the technology hasn’t been implemented yet in any country. Yes, as you might have guessed it, I am talking about 5G. We have previously heard of Huawei’s smartphones that will feature 5G connectivity to come out next year but today I caught glimpse of what appears to be a Samsung S10 5G Prototype Smartphone. Is this perhaps Samsung’s entry into the 5G competition?
Samsung S10 5G Prototype Smartphone leaked,Could be Samsung’s First 5G Phone in 2019
The leak went online on Twitter when various tech profiles tweeted a picture of a Samsung Smartphone running a 5G test. The smartphone shown appears to have some sort of a video call going on, on the display. However, it is not clear right now if this is an actual consumer-oriented Samsung smartphone that would be coming out into the market. Although it can be speculated that this is perhaps Samsung’s entry into the 5G realm since 5G is going to be the next big thing in 2019.
We already have Huawei sort of leading the charge with 5G technology, it has been confirmed that Huawei will be releasing 5G supported phones next year so it is only logical to think that Samsung is also working on similar tech.
This is Samsung's 5G terminal test phone, perhaps one of the prototypes of the Galaxy S10 5G version. pic.twitter.com/BEk8B1Ej8v
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) December 1, 2018
The tweet above is from iceuniverse’s twitter handle and he is known for leaking authentic tech related news. According to him, this particular phone might be a Galaxy S10 variant that has 5G connectivity. Many people in the comments also seem to agree, however, some have pointed out that the bezels look far too thick for it to be an S10 variant. Who knows maybe this particular prototype is not yet finalized and the final product might be vastly different visually.
I will be keeping an eye out for more info on this leak and will let you know as well. Until then this is all we have to work with. Do let me know in the comments what you think of this supposed Samsung S10 5G Prototype smartphone.