AT&T is rolling out its first obvious 5G phone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, on June 17th. However, don’t get too excited; you’ll possibly have the option to get your hands on one in case you’re a part of AT&T’s developer program, or are an AT&T Business customer.
The 5G-ready phone, which originally debuted a month ago for Verizon subscribers who live in cities that support its 5G service, will cost business users $999. It will likewise be made available to developers for free at AT&T’s Shape meeting in Los Angeles on June 22nd. The present declaration makes no mention of when buyers will be able to get their hands on Samsung’s phone, or the amount it will cost when, or on the off chance that, it does. It’s possible that the Galaxy Note 10 could be the first 5G-ready device to be publicly available for all AT&T customers, since it’s rumored to support both mmWave and sub-6 spectrum.
In an unusual moment of effectively setting expectations, AT&T mentions in its release that business users and engineers may most likely experience 5G in “very limited parts” of AT&T’s first batch of cities. As we saw during our hands on with the S10 5G in Chicago, mmWave spectrum on Verizon’s system is very constrained, without a doubt, however, it’s likewise entirely capable under the right conditions. AT&T seemingly needs a couple of beta testers to ensure that it’s on the right track.
The Verge’s Chris Welch tested it out and saw gigabit download speeds, which is a boon for downloading a lot of recordings all around quickly. Great as these outcomes seem to be, they hinge totally on being in line-of-sight with a 5G node.
Until the S10 5G is made all the more widely available, the only “5G” gadgets AT&T customers have access to are the ones that support the carrier’s misleadingly-named “5Ge” service, which is just LTE Advanced. Gadgets that can work on AT&T 5Ge include recent iPhones and a bunch of Android handsets.