T-Mobile will launch the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and its 5G network on June 28th. The 256GB Galaxy S10 5G will cost $549.99 down and 24 monthly payments of $31.25 each, or $1,299.99 full retail. It'll be available in select stores in Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York City.
Why those six cities? Because that's where T-Mobile is initially launching its 5G network. T-Mo's using millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum for its 5G network to start, which offers fast speeds but doesn't have the best reach or building penetration. T-Mobile is also planning to use 600MHz 5G coverage for its network, which will reach farther than mmWave, but the S10 5G doesn't have the technology to support that coverage.
Right now, T-Mobile's 5G coverage is live in parts of NYC, LA, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Dallas, and Cleveland. You can find 5G coverage maps for all six cities right here.
T-Mobile says customers who buy the Galaxy S10 5G won't have to pay extra to access the 5G network, which is great news considering the S10 5G isn't exactly the cheapest phone around.
In addition to supporting 5G, the Galaxy S10 5G has a few upgrades over the other Galaxy S10 models. It's got a fourth rear camera, which is a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor that'll help gather depth information for your photos, and there's another ToF sensor on the front of the phone. It's also got a 4500mAh battery, which is larger than the other S10 models, and it's got a 6.7-inch 3040x1440 Super AMOLED screen that's bigger than its siblings. One downside to the S10 5G, though, is that it doesn't have a microSD slot like the other S10 variants do.