Samsung launched its first 5G smartphone, the Galaxy S10, back in February 2019. It was the world’s first globally available smartphone with built-in 5G capabilities. Since then, the Korean company has expanded its 5G portfolio to launch numerous 5G devices across various categories and at different price points.
As you can see in the image below, Samsung has launched a total of 19 5G-enabled mobile devices in the past one and a half years. The journey began with the aforementioned Galaxy S10 5G in February last year. All of Samsung’s flagship smartphones in the Galaxy S and Note series have since come with 5G support. Those include the Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20, and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
Samsung last year also launched its first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold. Though it initially came without support for the next-gen networking standard, the company later launched a 5G variant as well. Samsung also launched a 5G variant of the Galaxy Z Flip this year. The Galaxy Z Fold 2, on the other hand, comes with 5G as standard.
Samsung already has four mid-range 5G smartphones
Samsung’s 5G portfolio doesn’t limit to its flagship offerings. The company has been steadily dropping the price point of 5G-capable smartphones with its mid-range Galaxy A-series models. The Galaxy A90 5G, launched in September last year, was the first 5G phone in the series.
The company this year expanded the mid-range 5G lineup with the Galaxy A71 5G and Galaxy A51 5G. The latter currently retails for $500. That price point will go further down once the Galaxy A42 5G goes on sale later this year. Announced earlier this week, Samsung’s latest mid-range 5G offering will debut at 369 euros (roughly $436).
Apart from smartphones, Samsung also has several 5G-capable tablets and a notebook in the offering. The company once again won the distinction of launching the world’s first 5G tablet with its Galaxy Tab S6 5G earlier this year. Although the tablet saw a limited release, its successors – the Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ – both come with 5G support and are available widely.
Lastly, Samsung also has the Galaxy Book Flex 5G if you’re looking for a 5G-enabled notebook. It is the newest of all 19 5G-capable Samsung devices. Launched on Thursday, the new model comes with upgraded internals including sub-6 GHz 5G antennas, of course, and 11th generation Intel Core processors. Samsung has yet to announce pricing and availability for the Galaxy Book Flex 5G.
As far as Samsung’s 5G portfolio is concerned, it’ll continue to grow in the coming months and years. The South Korean giant has been at the forefront in this transition to 5G and will likely maintain this lead for the time being.