Verizon started rolling out 5G Nationwide support to existing devices earlier this month, but today it's announcing a phone that works on its other 5G network, too. The company's ultra wideband coverage is only available in parts of select cities, but this new device from TCL is the most affordable way to get access to Verizon's highest 5G UW speeds as well as its 5G Nationwide network.
Verizon may be pushing its 5G mmWave network hard (even if it's of doubtful utility), but it's not actually the only 5G tech on big red's roadmap. Like T-Mobile, it's pushing a lower-band "Nationwide" solution as well, and an update will soon be rolling out to select 5G phones delivering access to that more far-reaching network. Furthermore, new 5G phones on Verizon will have it at launch.
Samsung may have pushed back the launch of its Galaxy Fold, but it has another stupid expensive flagship phone to launch: the Galaxy S10 5G. Verizon has just announced that the S10 5G will be available May 16th starting at a whopping $1,299.99, with pre-orders opening today. The 20 cities in which 5G will be offered in 2019 were also revealed.