Verizon opens pre-orders for Galaxy S10 5G, announcing 20 new 5G cities

Today, Verizon announced that it has opened pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. The handset will be available on May 16, and you'll get the 256GB model for $1,299.99, or $54.16 per month for 24 months. There's also a 512GB model for $1,399, or $58.33 a month for 24 months.

The S10 5G includes the Snapdragon X50 modem for 5G connectivity, and it's also a beefier Galaxy S10. The camera adds a time-of-flight sensor on the back, which is better at recording depth and adds features like portrait mode video. It has a larger, 6.7-inch display, and it includes a 4,500mAh battery.

"The Galaxy S10 5G on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network will give our customers access to incredible speeds and the latest and greatest streaming, augmented-reality, gaming, and consumer and business applications that bring us into a future powered by 5G," said Ronan Dunne, executive vice president and president of Verizon’s consumer group. "With the rollout of 5G in more than 30 markets by the end of 2019 and the upcoming launch of Samsung’s first 5G Galaxy smartphone, we are pulling further ahead of the competition in 5G."

Currently, Verizon's 5G network is only live in Minneapolis and Chicago, the hometown of Motorola. The carrier announced 20 more cities where 5G will go live this year though, including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington DC.

If you want to get your hands on a Galaxy S10 5G, you can pre-order from Verizon, Samsung, or Best Buy. It's available in Majestic Black and Crown Silver.

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