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Verizon to offer Samsung 5G phones in U.S. next year

telecom | 12/03/2018 1:18 pm EST

U.S. telecom Verizon Communications Inc. plans to have device manufacturer Samsung Electronics Co.’s 5G-compatible smartphones in the U.S. market within the first half of next year, the two companies announced Monday. That would appear to give Samsung a jump on Apple Inc. for early 5G customers by about a year. Apple is holding off until at least 2020 before offering a 5G iPhone, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing sources familiar with the company’s plans. Verizon and Samsung are going to unveil a prototype for the new 5G phone at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in...