We think the new handset will be the USA version of the Galaxy S10 - Samsung usually releases two versions of its "S" series handsets; one based on its Exynos chip which comes to most territories including the United Kingdom and another based on Qualcomm's latest platform for the U.S. market. Samsung is only the first to do so, just like people's attitude toward the iPhone's Notch.
Qualcomm's announcement means that some Android smartphones in 2019 are likely to have 5G connectivity, provided manufacturers take advantage of the chip.
"Today marks a massive and exciting step forward underscoring how Qualcomm Technologies and ecosystem leaders are driving 5G commercialisation, a journey that went from R&D, accelerated standardization and trials, the launch of innovative products and technologies, to the imminent launch of 5G networks and smartphones across the globe starting in early 2019", said Amon. As we have reported in the past, Samsung plans to launch multiple variants of Galaxy S10 so there's a chance that Samsung will tweak the overall design of the device as well. It is not yet known what model will implement next-generation 5G mobile communication services. Verizon launched the world's first commercial 5G home broadband service. The carrier is promising that its own 5G network will be available nationwide rather than in a few cities. Samsung has shown off its Infinity Flex folding screen officially, so using that name in the phone would make sense. By mid-2019, AT&T plans to bring the 5G bonanza to a further seven cities across the United States, though as with the original 12 take the 5G coverage claims with a pinch of salt. That said, it's certainly interesting that Samsung has been thinking about adding this feature not only to smartphones, but also other devices. Qualcomm states that them using ultrasound in the 3D Sonic Sensor is more secure and accurate than the alternative.