Telstra secures the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and LG V50 ThinQ as 5G exclusives

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After Telstra introduced it might be the primary to supply 5G handsets final month, the telco has now revealed additional particulars on precisely what this implies.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the LG V50 ThinQ will each be obtainable solely from Telstra when the 5G gadgets first launch. The telco can even be receiving the yet-to-be-revealed 5G Oppo handset when it arrives as effectively, however Optus will likely be sharing this honour.

With MWC 2019 in full swing and showcasing new applied sciences corresponding to folding telephones and 5G connectivity, it’s no shock that Telstra has chosen this platform to disclose the information.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G [Image credit: TechRadar]

Whereas Samsung launched a trio of recent Galaxy telephones solely final week, its 5G model of the S10 gives an much more premium expertise – 6.7-inch show, double storage capability, and 4 rear cameras on prime of its flagship 5G function.

The V50 ThinQ from LG, then again, doesn’t do an excessive amount of to distinguish itself from the V40, other than a bigger four,000mAh battery and a 5G-compatible Snapdragon 855 processor.

We’re but to study any concrete information on the brand new Oppo handset, other than the truth that it is going to be sporting the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor.

LG V50 ThinQ [Image credit: TechRadar]

Though it’s not talked about how lengthy Telstra’s exclusivity with these handsets will final, the telco said that we will count on the items to be obtainable within the first half of 2019. An actual date hasn’t but been introduced.

These offers are little doubt helped by the truth that Telstra has a substantial head begin within the rollout of 5G, with 200 websites already switched on by the tip of 2018 and a daring assertion from CEO Andrew Penn that it’s “5G-ready now”.

Optus, then again, has but to disclose a lot about its cellular 5G rollout, though it should quickly have 5G residence broadband in choose areas. Vodafone doesn’t count on “widespread availability of 5G gadgets till about 2020”.