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(Pocket-lint) - The UK version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone will be available on EE's hyper-fast network.

Both EE and Samsung have partnered to bring the next-generation device to the UK "later this year".

There is no word on exclusivity, however, so it could also be ranged by other carriers in the country at some point, once they too have launched their 5G services.

It is believed that EE will be Samsung's first UK partner as it is likely to be the first to make its 5G network available to the public, initially launching in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast.

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Although we don't have an exact date, the company's CEO, Marc Allera, told Pocket-lint that it plans to launch 5G "this summer". And, considering it traditionally sponsors Glastonbury in June, we'd be very surprised if it wasn't around that time.

Other European network launch partners include Deutsche Telekom, Orange in France, Swiss networks Sunrise and Swisscom, TIM in Italy and Telefonica in Spain.

Vodafone is also on the official list, although it is not yet know whether than includes the UK operation or will be in mainland Europe only for now. Three is not on the list at present, but will also be launching its own 5G network later this year.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is a huge phone, similar in design to the Galaxy S10+.

It has a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ display and is expected to be priced in the luxury/premium category, although that is yet to be confirmed.

We expect it to be £1,300 or more.

Watch our hands-on with thew new Galaxy S10 series below: 

Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published on 20 February 2019.