Recent reports out of South Korea suggests that two Korean manufacturing giants, Samsung & LG, plans to launch their first 5G smartphones at the MWC conference in Barcelona next February.
According to reports, Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S and Galaxy S+ new smartphones to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy S series. Samsung will be ready to exhibit three models of the Galaxy S10 series and a new 5G model. According to Evan Blass, a well-known leakster, the Galaxy S10 series will sport a more affordable 5.8-inch, a 6.1-inch version, and a 6.4-inch S10+ version. However, Samsung has not confirmed any information for the upcoming Galaxy S10 series.
In addition, industry insiders said that LG is also preparing to exhibit a 5G smartphone at MWC 2019. The insider said that LG originally planned to launch 5G mobile phones in South Korea and the United States around May next year, but the new leadership of the company’s mobile phone business has recently changed its plan. The company does not want to be left behind in 5G development. LG may launch an upgraded G7 ThinQ with Qualcomm’s 5G chipset (SD855) at MWC 2019. It is not certain whether the new 5G phone will be named “G8 ThinQ”. “LG’s goal is to turn the smartphone business into a profit in 2020 and it sees the launch of 5G as a new opportunity,” a source said.