Verizon announces preorder of its ‘Ultra Wideband’ Galaxy S20 5G phone

(Image credit: n/a)

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 millimeter (mmWave) spectrum covers higher frequencies than current 4G technology.

(Image credit: Future)

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 for more details.

Dan Oliver

Dan is a British journalist with 20 years of experience in the design and tech sectors, producing content for the likes of Microsoft, Adobe, Dell and The Sunday Times. In 2012 he helped launch the world's number one design blog, Creative Bloq. Dan is now editor-in-chief at 5Gradar, where he oversees news, insight and reviews, providing an invaluable resource for anyone looking to stay up-to-date with the key issues facing 5G.