AT&T Communications – which has operated a commercial millimetre wave (mmWave) 5G network since December 2018 – has confirmed that its ‘first low-band 5G smartphone’, the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G, will be available for pre-order on 25 November, although the actual launch date for the handset remains unclear.
Nevertheless, in the coming weeks, AT&T says that it will launch 5G services over low-band spectrum in the following markets: Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rochester and San Diego. Future rollout destinations have been named as Boston, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, New York City, San Francisco, Birmingham, Bridgeport, Buffalo, Louisville and San Jose.
Thaddeus Arroyo, CEO of AT&T Consumer, commented: ‘When we introduced the US to 5G last year, we started with a business-first and experience-based strategy to lay the foundation for innovation to come. We’re now introducing consumers to the future of wireless with broad 5G service included in our best unlimited plans for 5G devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G.’