Samsung releases world's first 5G phone, here's your first look

S. Korea launches 5G networks 2 days earlier than announced to beat US, China

SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus - launched 5G services at 11pm local time on Wednesday, according to media reports, but only for a handful of celebrities in what their United States rival dismissed as a publicity stunt.

South Korea's new service will work on Samsung Electronics' new 5G-enabled smartphone Galaxy S10.

It has data transmission speeds 20 times faster than the current 4G long-term evolution (LTE) wireless technology.

The company claimed that with using its self-developed "Total In-building Solution", it could provide in-building data rates that were four times faster than its competitors by utilising the four antennas of a smartphone. Indeed, SK Telecom held a "5G Launching Showcase" on Wednesday and unveiled pricing plans and details of video and VR services.

U.S. network carrier Verizon said Wednesday it became the first carrier in the world to deploy a 5G network - in Chicago and Minneapolis, with more cities due to follow this year.

However, the South Korean 5G services were initially available only to a few individuals selected as brand promoters, including figure skating superstar Yuna Kim, who SK Telecom announced as one of its "first customers".

In Japan, 5G is expected to become available in some parts of the country in the summer at the earliest.

Hyper-wired South Korea has long had a reputation for technical prowess, and Seoul had made the 5G rollout a priority as it seeks to stimulate stuttering economic growth.

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By Friday afternoon, 15,000 buyers had subscribed to the LG UPlus 5G service, and more than 10,000 to KT's offer, the carriers said.

In South Korea, telcos and smartphone makers are pulling out all stops to market 5G services and devices.

South Korea comes next, with its companies holding 2,051 patents.

Some will, no doubt, contend that the South Korean launches have already taken place, with widespread reports of 5G launches in the country on April 3.

Verizon customers can access a commercial 5G network on the moto z3 combined with 5G moto mod, a 5G-enabled smartphone from Lenovo-owned Motorola.

Mobile carriers are competitively developing and introducing photorealistic live streaming services and virtual reality experiences to prove that 5G network is a change that is worth the cost of purchasing a new phone and plan.

5G is said to herald a new level of connectivity and speed.

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