A few days ago, China officially issued 5G licenses to carriers. Also, we know other big markets are going to offer 5G equipment and services to their users in the nearest future. In this sense, South Korea is one of the first countries that commercially launched the 5G network and is selling 5G-enabled smartphones. OK, there is only one 5G smartphone, and all you know it. We are talking about the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G version. Today, South Korea’s communications industry and related departments reported that the country’s three major mobile operators have more than 900,000 5G subscribers, and this week, it is expected to exceed the 1 million mark.
Since the launch of 5G commercial services by the three major telecom operators in South Korea on April 5, the number of domestic 5G subscribers has been continuously increasing. In April, the number of users entering the network reached 271,600. As of the end of May, the number reached 776,600, and in this month, 907,000 people went through the network.
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However, many Korean users are dissatisfied with the speed and coverage of the 5G network. The actual network speed of 5G doesn’t differ much from the existing LTE speed, and the lack of 5G infrastructure brings inconvenience to users.
In the past, several buyers are complaining about connection problems with the new network. Like the 4G network’s initial problems, the 5G network is also experiencing the same problems. However, once the connection is lost, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G struggles to reconnect to the new-generation network, preferring to stay connected to the LTE network.
In fact, the Galaxy S10 5G uses two separate antennas for the LTE and 5G networks. They work simultaneously in order to offer a transfer rate up to 2.7Gbps. The bug seems to be solved only after several reboots of the device, making it frustrating for buyers.