Samsung casually displayed the prototype for the first 5G smartphone at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. As the largest mobile company in the entire world, Samsung products are used to getting all the attention. Whether it’s a space-saving desk or a new gaming display, people usually have their eyes on Samsung at all times.
But not for their prototype, it seems. Surprisingly, despite all the hype around 5G technology these days, it didn’t get much attention at CES. In fact, it didn’t seem like a lot of people even noticed that it was there in the first place.
Although it’s far from a real and released Samsung smartphone, the prototype already looked completely functional, with a complete set of buttons, a working display, and a Bixby button. It also has a notch at the upper right side, which the upcoming Galaxy S10 is said to have too. Watching the phone screen gave a glimpse of some future features, apart from the supposed ultra-fast 5G experience. This prototype was, however, the phone that Samsung used to show off 5G capabilities back in November in their partnership with Verizon.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 series is rumored to have 5G technology, but we don’t know yet for sure as of now. The first of the S10 series is expected to drop by February 20.
Consumer Electronics Show 2019