On June 17 AT&T business customers will be able to begin ordering Samsung’s . The phone, previously an exclusive to Verizon, will work with AT&T’s mmWave 5G network (what the carrier calls “5G+”) that is .
AT&T plans to launch its 5G+ mmWave network in at least 30 cities, though this network is different than the larger 5G network — which will use a technology known as “sub-6” spectrum. The Galaxy S10 5G won’t be able to tap into this network, though AT&T has announced plans forlater this year that will work with both mmWave and sub-6 versions of 5G.
Pricing for the S10 5G will be $1000 for a “limited time” for the 256GB model, the same price as the 4G LTE (or “ “) 128GB Galaxy S10+. Businesses will need to be on AT&T “Business Unlimited Preferred” plan to tap into 5G+, which starts at $90 per month for a single line with AutoPay. AT&T will also be capping 5G speeds at 2Gbps.
It is unclear when AT&T will make the S10 5G available to consumers or why it is capping 5G+ speeds.
“Today we’re bringing our first 5G smartphone to businesses seeking to be on the cutting edge,” the company said in a statement provided to CNET when asked about a consumer launch. “We’re providing the device to select developers in the AT&T Developer Program to help identify, define and unlock new 5G experiences. As the ecosystem evolves we’ll introduce new 5G experiences and devices to consumers.”
The S10 5G features a similar design to the regular S10 and S10+, though in addition to 5G support it packs a 6.7-inch display and additional front camera and rear cameras. In addition to being available on AT&T and Verizon, both Sprint and T-Mobile have announced plans to carry the S10 5G.