Ultra-fast 5G wireless internet isn’t a thing in the United States yet, but one of the biggest names in smartphones could bring a 5G-compatible device to the country very soon.
The latest rumor about the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G comes from prolific leak artist Evan Blass. He tweeted a not-especially-subtle string of letters and numbers on Wednesday afternoon that seemingly hint at a May 16 release date for Samsung’s flagship 5G phone in America.
Samsung is releasing the S10 5G in South Korea first on Friday, but it still doesn’t have an official U.S. launch date. Samsung confirmed earlier this year that the S10 5G will be a timed exclusive to the Verizon network.
The phone was first announced back in February and, given its specs, will likely be on the pricey side of things. The Galaxy S10 5G has the biggest screen of any phone in its product line, as well as a large battery and four cameras.
Also, as its name implies, it’ll support 5G internet where available. The next step up in wireless internet should make things faster for everyone, but it won’t be the standard in the U.S. for a while. Verizon is bringing it to Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11, with other markets supposedly getting support later this year.
The full extent of the 5G revolution probably won’t be seen until 2020 at the earliest, as Apple reportedly might not even have a 5G iPhone ready by then. But for people who want to feel like time travelers from the future, Samsung could give them a 5G phone in about a month.