Telstra has secured exclusive rights to the 5G versions of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 devices when released in Australia later this year.
Bonus: Free upgrade to 5G device
Although the telco has exclusivity, there is no firm date for the release of the 5G Galaxy devices.
As an enticement Telstra is offering any consumer who purchases a LTE Galaxy S10+ a free bonus upgrade to the 5G version of the device on release.
Telstra has 200 5G mobile sites online and analysts expect the first 5G handsets to go on sale by mid-2019.
A Telstra media release said:
"This is about giving you the best of both mobile worlds – we want you to experience one the newest and most feature-packed smartphones powered by our world-leading 4GX mobile network, and then we want to make it possible for you to upgrade to 5G, the next revolution in mobile technology, later in the year."
5G will transform connectivity
“Out-of-the-box, Galaxy S10 5G will also unlock new experiences for our customers thanks to hyper-fast upload and download speeds. For example, the ability to download a full-length feature movie to your mobile device in seconds and enhancing real-time applications like AR, VR, gaming and video conferencing.”