Verizon has started selling the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, the US’ first 5G phone, for $1,299.99. Real-world tests have shown it can reach download speeds past 1Gbps, which is good news for those who have been championing the viability and potential of a 5G data network.
Verizon’s 5G networks have only been switched on in Chicago and Minneapolis thus far, with coverage limited to specific areas. Still, CNET experienced great results in the former’s downtown area, describing the speeds as “mind blowing.”
There are a handful of caveats, however. A big one is that Verizon’s mmWave type of 5G suffers 70% signal loss through windows and walls. It’ll also be interesting to see how much speeds suffer after adoption grows.