Verizon Confirms The Galaxy Note 10 Will Support 5G Networks
Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone OEM, released the Galaxy S10 5G at the Galaxy Unpacked event back in February. The device was announced alongside the rest of the Galaxy S10 lineup and the Galaxy Fold. It holds the distinction of being the company’s first smartphone to support 5G, the next generation of mobile networks. It seems like the company is ready for its second smartphone supporting 5G, as a senior executive at Verizon, one of the biggest telecommunications company in the US; has announced the next Galaxy Note, presumably called the Galaxy Note 10 will have support for 5G networks.
What Is 5G?
The 5th Generation or 5G for short is the next step in the growth of mobile networks. It is the successor of 4G LTE, whose standards were first introduced back in the year 2008. The next generation of mobile connectivity promises many advantages over its predecessors, including faster uplink/downlink speeds and little to no latency. One more benefit of 5G is the increased number of supported devices at a time, due to increased bandwidth.
Currently, not many smartphones have promised support for 5G, possibly due to the gradual and slow rollout of the technology around the world. Only a handful of devices, like the aforementioned Galaxy S10 5G, LG V50 ThinQ and the Huawei Mate X among others support 5G networks. To make room for the modem supporting this mobile connectivity standard, manufacturers have had to remove essential components such as the 3.5mm headphone jack and the microSD card slot from some of the above-mentioned handsets. Noteworthy, 5G networks are notorious for generating more heat than traditional 4G LTE networks. This leads to the installation of various space taking cooling systems inside the smartphones to maintain efficiency and speeds.
Galaxy Note 10
While the senior Verizon executive has announced the support for 5G networks in the Galaxy Note 10, it is rumoured more than one variant of the smartphone will be launched later this year. While only one of them may support 5G connectivity, key details of all the variants will remain the same. A bigger display than the Galaxy S10+ which is reported to be a 6.6 inch Dynamic AMOLED one will be featured in the next generation of Galaxy Note. Like the former, it may also have an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner inside the display; and run on either the 7nm Snapdragon 855 SoC or the Exynos 9820 depending on the region it is sold in. Unfortunately, more details about the handset are unknown at the moment. Going by the Samsung’s previous launch records, the company may announce the Galaxy Note 10 late August or early September this year.