Mere hours after Verizon kicked off actual Galaxy S10 5G sales and more than a month after Big Red flipped the 5G switch in parts of two markets for the Moto Z3 only, Sprint is finally following suit with a number of exciting related announcements.
Super-aggressive deals for early LG V50 ThinQ and HTC 5G Hub adopters
That amounts to an incredibly affordable grand total of $432 (with monthly bill credits), although it’s important to remember leasing a handset is not the same thing as owning it. That being said, 5G technology is widely expected to undergo some drastic changes over the next couple of years, so you might not want to hold on to the LG V50 for long anyway.
Right now, of course, the 6.4-incher is a pretty impressive slab with a large 4,000 mAh battery on deck, as well as three rear-facing cameras, two front-facing shooters, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, and an optional dual display case that Sprint is oddly staying mum about. Perhaps it’s not coming to the US?
The HTC 5G Hub sports a 5-inch display of its own, allowing non-5G laptops, tablets, phones, and TVs to easily experience early Sprint 5G speeds.
5G markets and plans
Sprint’s 5G revolution starts in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and Kansas City on May 31, with availability soon to follow in (parts of) Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. That’s a relatively decent (and specific) list, although it’s no match for Verizon’s promise of rolling out mobile 5G services in over 30 US cities by the end of the year. Obviously, Sprint intends to bring its next-gen network to more people further down the line, but we don’t know anything about that just yet.