On Thursday, the 5G version of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S10 officially went on sale at a price of 1,300 dollars. One Verizon communications spokesman, George Koroneos, posted a speed test of the first fully supported 5G smartphone.
The S10 5G surpassed the 1 Gbps speed on the Verizon network in a speed test set for Twitter. Thanks to these speeds, Julian Chokkattu from Digital Trends was able to download the full PUBG Mobile app in 26 seconds and the whole Sneaky Pete season on Amazon Prime in 93 seconds using the Galaxy S10 5G during testing in Chicago.
Without a doubt, the speeds are impressive, and these are exactly the speeds that companies dreamed of. Nevertheless, 5G is still far from the ideal picture that the companies have painted for us.
As Digital Trends explained in his article, 5G broadband is not very far. The range of nodes is only about one and a half blocks - so it will take a lot of small nodes to cover coverage in a populous city to the far-reaching coverage of 4G LTE towers. It also means that the coating in the room is practically absent, and the 5G signal basically disappears when you go down the block.
Low frequencies are much better at building penetration, and this is what T-Mobile advertises in its low-frequency band an LTE 600 MHz (for example, band 71). As you increase the frequency, and the range and penetration into the building gets worse. Verizon 5G uses 28 GHz, and AT & T uses 39 GHz, so you can imagine that both the range and coverage inside the building will be a giant obstacle to 5G in the future.
In addition, 5G does not currently support download speeds, so at the beginning, both the Galaxy S10 5G and the already existing Moto Z3 with 5G Moto Mod only support downloads above 5G and must rely on LTE for download.
This is only the beginning of 5G. Next year, the state of 5G and wireless communications will develop further than what we are seeing now. Many companies release 5G-compatible versions of their smartphones to support the future of wireless networks.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G can be purchased now on Verizon for as low as $ 1,300, and the LG V50 5G can also be ordered in Sprint in the US along with the HTC 5G Hub.