Soon after Samsung and Verizon announced the launch of Galaxy S10 5G in the US, Sprint also came up with its 5G plan. Announced today, first two 5G devices from Sprint, LG V50 ThinQ 5G, and HTC 5G Hub will go on sale in the US starting May 31. Pre-order for both devices begins for customers in Sprint’s expected 5G markets on Friday, May 17.
Initially, these devices will be available in four cities where 5G connectivity is expected – Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and Kansas City. Other regions including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. to join in the next few weeks.
“There has never been a better time to be a Sprint customer as we bring on the next generation of wireless speed,” said Michel Combes, Sprint CEO. “LG V50 ThinQ 5G and HTC 5G Hub are innovation marvels and they are ideal to be the first to bring the power of both Sprint 5G and 4G LTE Advanced to our customers. I am proud of the close collaboration with LG, Qualcomm, and HTC that has brought us to this momentous milestone.”
Sprint has also announced the limited time inaugural pricing of its 5G devices which are as follows:
- LG V50 ThinQ 5G is just $24 per month with $0 down with Sprint Flex lease – that’s half off the lease price.
- HTC 5G Hub is just $12.50 per month – that’s a savings of 50 percent. Activate HTC 5G Hub with 100GB of high-speed data for just $60 per month.
Sprint is eyeing to offer the largest coverage in its initial launch of 5G service across all nine market areas in the US. The company confirms that the devices will be able to deliver LTE and 5G simultaneously because of the key 5G technology, dual-connectivity (EN-DC).
“We know our customers are excited to get their hands on these devices to experience 5G’s power and speed,” said Dow Draper, Sprint Chief Commercial Officer. “And because we want customers to enjoy the full potential of 5G, we will expand the availability of these awesome devices to additional markets as our 5G coverage expands.”