Verizon has announced that a new version of Samsung’s flagship handset, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G UW (Ultra Wideband), which will be available for pre-order from the 21sth May, and will take advantage of Verizon’s millimeter wave 5G network (mmWave 5G sits in the band of spectrum between 30GHz and 300GHz, between microwave and infrared waves).
The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G UW has, according to the official release, been built from the ground up to support Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband, and customers will be able to use the My Verizon app to pre-order a handset, with prices starting from $41.66 a month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment (0% APR; $999.99 retail). And Verizon says the Galaxy S20 UW will be available with 128GB memory, and will be sold in a variety of colors, including ‘Cloud Pink’, ‘Cosmic Gray’ and Verizon-exclusive ‘Cloud White’.
“The Galaxy S20 5G UW expands on a legacy of innovation that has made Samsung a leader in 5G phones and a name synonymous with powerful cameras, hyper-fast device performance and stunning design,” Verizon’s launch statement said. “It joins the Galaxy S20 5G+ and Galaxy S20 5G Ultra, currently available on Verizon. Here are the coolest features of the Galaxy S20 5G UW.”
Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband
Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband mobile network officially launched in April of 2019 in Chicago and Minneapolis, and it’s now live in more than 30 cities, with the company’s CEO, Hans Vestberg, stating recently that the corporation is targeting at least 50 percent coverage of the US by the end of 2020.
"We have the opportunity to continue our journey to be the leader on 5G," Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said earlier in the year. "We're not only expanding markets, we're also expanding coverage in all the markets."
Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service is currently available on 13 devices in parts of 34 cities, with more being lit up throughout 2020. And you can visit the Verizon website (opens in new tab) for more details.