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The Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G cost $ 1,300 and arrive first exclusively with Verizon

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G cost $ 1,300 and arrive first exclusively with Verizon


In the United States, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus will come with an option to 5G connectivity.

Sarah Tew / CNET

Samsung's second 5G phone, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, has arrived. Just like Samsung's first device with this technology, the Galaxy S10 5G, the Note 10 Plus 5G to launch exclusively with Verizon in the United States before reaching other telephone operators. Unlike Galaxy S10 5G, the 5G version of Galaxy Note 10 It is simply a Plus model with an additional cell chip and not a superior device.

It should be noted that the version to get to AT&T and T-Mobile It will have the newest Qualcomm 5G modem that can take advantage of more 5G bands.

The Galaxy S10 5G, which was released in mid-May, was essentially the Galaxy S10 PlusWith steroids It had an additional camera on the back, a more powerful battery and other features that made it Samsung's highest-end phone during the first half of the year.

The price aside, US $ 1,300 for the 5G model against the Note 9 Plus with a cost of US $ 1,099, the most important difference of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G compared to its 4G brother, is that it weighs about 2 grams more due to the additional components integrated inside. Like the 4G model, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G has a 6.8-inch screen and comes in three colors: bright aura (a kind of litmus silver color), white aura and black aura.

5G is promoted as a revolutionary technology with the ability to dramatically increase the speed and coverage of the wireless network. It can run 10 to 100 times faster than your current 4G connection. In addition, the amount of time between the time the phone connects to the network and when it responds is faster than what a Wi-Fi network offers.

Differences in the 5G network

Verizon will have the phone exclusively for a period of time before other providers offer the Note 10 Plus 5G. For the Galaxy S10 5G, this time of exclusivity lasted one month, and Brian Higgins, vice president of marketing of Verizon products and devices, said the exclusivity of the Note 10 Plus 5G last "at least the same time."

"We have been working with (Samsung) for most of the year to mark the route and plan this device," he said.

AT&T and T-Mobile will offer the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G later this year with a new modem, the Qualcomm X55. The Verizon model uses the last processor, the X50, which is capable of accessing the superfast millimeter wave network but not the wider sub-6Ghz networks, which are favored by AT&T and T-Mobile. Sprint also have the Note 10 Plus 5G but not clarify what modem to include.

Millimeter waves are capable of handling high speeds but do not travel long distances and are easily blocked by buildings and trees. To a large extent be available in cities like Chicago. The sub-6Ghz network is not as fast but it is more stable and can travel long distances.

AT&T and T-Mobile have been waiting for a phone that works on their sub-6Ghz network before activating it. Apparently the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G be that device.

Most of the phones with X55 technology will hit the market in 2020, Qualcomm said. Both AT&T and T-Mobile plan to have 5G coverage throughout the country for next year thanks to the sub-6Ghz network.

"This is an aggressive timeline that follows our progress on the network, allowing smart phones with 5G capability to access our extensive 5G network that we plan to launch this year and be available throughout the country in the first half of 2020 "AT&T said in a press release.

However, the AT&T and T-Mobile version of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G comes with some major limitations. The phone can only access its sub-6Ghz networks, not the millimeter wave service. That means the coverage will be more stable, but the devices probably won't work with the speed shown in the tests.

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