Friday, 20 September 2019

Cost of 5G phones means early adopter phase could be lengthy

By Mary Lennighan, for Total Telecom
Friday 26 April 19

Verizon shares Galaxy S10 5G pricing, details next launch cities, while Oppo offers a cheaper option in Europe

When Verizon unveiled the pricing of its first real 5G handset, Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G, this week it led me to question just how many people will be willing to pay well in excess of $1,000 for early access to the next generation of mobile technology. As anyone who has met me in real life – I'm a delight, honest – will know, I don't much care about phones. A smartphone is very much a means to an end for me. Ergo, it will come as no surprise to learn that I made a sharp intake of breath when I read that the 256 GB version of the Galaxy S10 5G will retail at one cent shy of $1…

When Verizon unveiled the pricing of its first real 5G handset, Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G, this week it led me to question just how many people will be willing to pay well in excess of $1,000 for early access to the next generation of mobile technology. As anyone who has met me in real life – I'm a delight, honest – will know, I don't much care about phones. A smartphone is very much a means to an end for me. Ergo, it will come as no surprise to learn that I made a sharp intake of breath when I read that the 256 GB version of the Galaxy S10 5G will retail at one cent shy of $1…

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