A few hours after Verizon started actual sales of the Galaxy S10 5G and more than a month after Big Red activated the 5G switch in parts of two markets just for the Moto Z3, Sprint is finally following suit with a series of exciting related announcements
The “Now network” will start taking pre-orders for its first two 5G capacity devices tomorrow, May 17, and commercial availability will be set for May 31 in 4 major cities.
Some other early 5G markets are scheduled to join the party at very high speed in the “next few weeks”, but first we need to focus on 5G products Sprint is throwing in the area against the exclusive (temporarily) Verizon Galaxy S10 5G.
Deals for early LG V50 ThinQ and HTC 5G Hub adopters
As expected, the V50 ThinQ 5G that recently made its debut in Korea after a brief “optimization” delay is slightly cheaper than the first Samsung 5G smartphone, with a recommended retail price of $1,152. If you still feel a bit rich for your blood, Sprint can put you in touch with a big discount for “limited time”, allowing you to have this Snapdragon 855 beast for only $24 a month without having to pay a penny in advance until you do it. You don’t mind signing an 18-month lease.
This equates to an incredible unbelievable total of $432 (with monthly billing credits), although it is important to remember that leasing a phone is not the same as you own it. That being said, 5G technology should undergo drastic changes over the next two years so you may not want to keep the LG V50 for long.
At the moment, of course, the 6.4-inch device is a rather impressive plate with a large 4,000 mAh battery on the lid, as well as three rear cameras, 2 front shooters, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal memory and a dual display (optional) on which Sprint is silent. Maybe it doesn’t come to the United States?
Meanwhile, the HTC 5G Hub is not what we call cheap, with a standard list price of $600 attached to its name, but you can get this deal at a great discount even with a two-year installment deal. Specifically, you can pay $12.50 instead of $25 a month for a limited time with a total of $300 after 24 installments.
The smart hub includes a Snapdragon 855 SoC and the Snapdragon X50 modem by itself, hiding enough tricks up its sleeve, including 4K video streaming capabilities on a second screen.
The HTC 5G Hub has its 5-inch display, which allows laptops, tablets, phones, and TVs to experience the first Sprint 5G speeds.
5G Markets and Plans
Sprint’s 5G revolution first starts in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Kansas City on May 31, and availability will soon be available in (some parts of) Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix and Washington, DC. A decent list, although it is not compatible with Verizon’s promise to implement 5G mobile services in more than 30 US cities. UU. before the end of the year. Obviously, Sprint aims to bring its next-generation network to more people in the future, but we don’t know anything yet.
The final and perhaps the most important piece of the 5G puzzle launch is the Sprint “plan of choice” price will be combined with the LG V50 THINQ and, one day, the Galaxy 5G S10 too. Not only get 5G data, unlimited calls and text messages across the country with the unlimited Sprint Premium option but also lots of additional benefits, like Hulu, Amazon Prime, Twitch Prime, Tidal Hi-Fi and mobile hotspots LTE 100GB. All for $80 a month for a line, which really doesn’t seem excessive. Sprint says the package offers a monthly value of “almost” $150, which could be true.
Conversely, Above Unlimited Verizon plan costs $95 a month for a single service line with a $10 5G premium reduced to $0 at a time if you buy a 5G phone from Big Red. The interesting thing here is that Sprint also offers a special $60 plan for the HTC 5G Hub with only 100 gigabytes of data, including high-speed and massive 2G degradation yes, 2G once it reaches the ceiling.
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