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Samsung and LG both set to unveil 5G phones at MWC

Tyrone Stewart

Samsung Galaxy S9 handSouth Korean electronics giants Samsung and LG will both reportedly unveil their first 5G smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona in February.

Samsung will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Galaxy flagship series and will, according to the Korea Herald, unveil three versions of the Galaxy S10 alongside a separate 5G-based model, which is likely to mark the beginning of a new line of products.

It is believed the Galaxy S10 series will feature a 5.8-inch version, a 6.1-inch main model, and a 6.4-inch S10+.

To accompany the new smartphones, reports suggest that Samsung could also unveil a cold wallet system to store and trade cryptocurrencies.

Meanwhile, LG is likely not to introduce a new handset series nor is it likely to unveil a new smartphone. Instead, the belief is that the Seoul-based company will unveil an upgraded version of the G7 ThinQ featuring Qualcomm’s 5G chipsets.

According to an industry official, “LG aims to make a turnaround for the smartphone business in 2020, taking the 5G introduction as a new opportunity”.