One of the largest carriers, Verizon, has been selling the Samsung S20+ and S20 Ultra, but the S20 had not arrived yet because of 5G, ie, Verizon’s mmWave flavour of 5G which it is marketing as 5G UW (or 5G UWB). Since the S20 models sold by other carriers don’t support mmWave, Samsung has focused on making a special version of the S20 just for Verizon. And now it is ready to launch.
Verizon has named this the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G UW, and the carrier will start taking pre-orders from May 21. It’s going to be available starting June 4.
The mmWave-endowed S20 will be priced at $999.99 outright, or 24 monthly installments of $41.66. The carrier will offer a buy one, get one free deal, in which customers can get $1,000 promo credit applied over 24 months to their bill, if they buy two units and add a new Unlimited line of service.
Users can also get $150 off the full price of the device, also applied as bill credits over two years. Existing customers can save up to 50% with an additional $350 savings when they upgrade to an S20 and trade-in an eligible smartphone, and have an active Verizon premium Unlimited plan.
The Galaxy S20 5G UW will be available in three colours for now – Cloud Pink, Cosmic Gray, and Cloud White, with 128GB of built-in storage.