It seems that Samsung had a prototype 5G smartphone in sight at CES 2019, but almost nobody noticed it.
As you can see in the photos provided by Business Insider, the phone was there, in full view, somewhere on the Samsung booth at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
It is simply a prototype device, and it is not the phone that the company plans to present as its first device with 5G connectivity. This is the phone that Verizon and Samsung used to show the 5G capabilities in December, during the Qualcomm event.
The unit shown is protected by glass although it seems to be fully operational as it has all the buttons, including the Bixby button on the left.
The interesting thing about this prototype is that it has a notch in the upper right corner, which is something that the final unit almost certainly will not have, since it will be part of the Galaxy S10 series and therefore it is believed that it will use holes in the screen for the front camera.
We’ll have to wait and see for a true 5G smartphone connected to a 5G mobile network to find out just how much better 5G will be than what we have now.