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MWC 2019: Samsung gets in first with 5G phone, Qualcomm upgrades 5G modem

It comes as no surprise that Mobile World Congress will feature the first commercial 5G smartphone, nor that it will come from Samsung, which has been promising to be first to the market for over a year now. Others, like Huawei, are likely to show handsets too, but the Korean company has got its announcement in first. The Galaxy S10 5G made its debut short on details – release date and price were not revealed, although Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg joined the launch event in Seoul to say that his firm would be the first to offer the S10 5G. That makes it likely that the product will support mmWave as well as sub-6 GHz bands, to work on Verizon’s…

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