Is Samsung S10e 5G compatible

Samsung's Galaxy S10 is 5G-capable - thanks to a software update from Vodafone

Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, will in future support the super-fast 5G cellular standard. As the South Korean company announced on Thursday, the device will be brought up to date via a software update distributed by Vodafone.

So far, only the Chinese manufacturer Huawei had offered the first device that supports the standard with its Mate 20 X 5G. Vodafone expects a significant boost for the new technology also from devices for private users.

Vodafone activated a new radio mast for 5G in Berlin's Adlershof technology park just a few days ago. Antennas in Düsseldorf, Cologne and Dortmund also use 5G, with more to follow soon. There, users can download data at a speed of up to 500 megabits per second, many times that of LTE.

Although the standard is initially intended primarily for trade and industry, a number of private users have so far also booked a 5G contract. The company expects an additional push from other available devices.

From now on, users can experience the benefits of 5G on the Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung announced. In addition to the exhibition grounds in Cologne, where Gamescom is currently being held, there are around 40 locations in Germany that Vodafone has equipped with high-speed radio.

Vodafone wants to fuel the interest further and offer the smartphone from Samsung for customers of the XL tariff for a cross-subsidized symbolic price of one euro.