With the peculiarity of being its first family of smart phones fully compatible with the 5G standard, Samsung revealed the new Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra in the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event. However, the Korean manufacturer initially found a bad news: the standard model will not be available in all operators in the United States, due to compatibility problems with the next generation of the mobile broadband standard.
The Verizon company announced on February 11, 2020, once the technical specifications of the devices were known, that it does not commercialize the standard version of the Galaxy S20 because it is incompatible with ultrafast millimeter wave networks (mmw), about the which bases all your 5G experience.
According to The Verge, the most basic device in the new phone family of the Korean manufacturer only supports 5G Sub-6, which in the United States is used by other companies, such as AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
The 5G Sub-6 standard has the advantage of offering greater coverage and range of millimeter waves, but sacrifices maximum data rates (between 500 or 600 mbps), preventing gigabyte speeds from being reached, which is precisely one of the graces offered by mmWave networks.
For this reason, Verizon decided not to market this device … at least for now. Samsung may develop a version of the standard Galaxy S20 that is optimized for Verizon networks, which could occur in the second quarter of 2020, according to the versions collected by The verge.
Are you interested in Samsung's new devices? We tell you that the S20 starts at $ 999 dollars (128 GB + 12 GB RAM); the S20 + starts at $ 1,199 dollars (128 GB + 12 GB RAM), and the S20 Ultra starts at 1,399 dollars 128 GB + 12 RAM, expandable to 512 GB / 16 GB RAM). It is possible to buy them in advance from February 21, 2020 on the Samsung website, although they will not go on sale in the United States until March 6.