Samsung will reportedly release a 5G version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 next year in regions that have started to roll out the next-generation network.

That could include the UK in late 2019, as networks such as EE and Three are committed to introducing 5G before the end of that year.

Several versions of the Samsung Galaxy S10 have been tipped in the past, with codenames Beyond 0, Beyond 1 and Beyond 2 believed to refer to a Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus respectively.

However, the 5G version will be separate to those. It might not even be introduced at the same launch event - expected to be in Q1 2019.

Korean website The Bell claims that the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G edition will be based on the Galaxy S10 Plus. It will be similar, says the report, but with a 5G antenna and modem, made by both Samsung Electronics and its partner, communications chip manufacturer GigaLane.

This ties in with a previous rumour that suggested the Samsung Galaxy S10 would not be a 5G phone as the standard models are still thought to be 4G handsets. Maybe the 5G version will be called something else entirely? - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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