Rogers has confirmed that it will be bringing Samsung's latest 5G device, the Galaxy S20 5G series, starting March 6.
Rogers recently announced it began to roll out Canada's first 5G network in downtown Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, with 20 more markets to come this year.
The just-announced Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+ 5G, and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G are the latest in the Samsung Galaxy series and the first 5G-enabled smartphones to come to the Canadian market. The Samsung Galaxy Ultra 5G has a 108MP High Resolution Camera, 100x Space Zoom, Single Take, 8K Video Snap, Bright Night and comes 5G-ready.
"We are thrilled to bring our Rogers Infinite customers the first 5G smartphone in Canada on the country's first 5G network," says Brent Johnston, President, Wireless, Rogers Communications. "Unlimited data is critical to unleash the full potential of 5G wireless technology and applications in the future, and our customers are ready to take full advantage of that potential with Rogers Infinite plans that let them share unlimited data with no overages across their devices on Canada's only national network."
Rogers 5G wireless service is available exclusively on Rogers Infinite and select business plans, with more details to come. Rogers 5G-ready Infinite plans offer customers unlimited sharing with no overages for all lines and connected devices. Plans start at 10GB of high-speed data for every line. Beyond this, customers can use unlimited data at reduced speeds to browse, use social media, stream video and music, and send e-mail and text messages.
"We're excited to put Canada's first 5G device in consumers' hands, ensuring users are ready to experience all the benefits that 5G networks will bring," adds Jennifer Safruk, Vice President, Sales and Product Management, Samsung Electronics Canada. "The Galaxy S20 5G series enhances everything consumers do on their phone - video, gaming, communication and more."
The Rogers 5G network initially uses 2.5GHz spectrum in the downtown cores of Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal and will expand to use 600MHz 5G spectrum later this year. 600 MHz is best suited to carry wireless data across long distances and through dense urban buildings, creating more consistent and higher quality coverage in both remote areas and smart cities, says Rogers. In the future, Rogers will also start deploying 3.5GHz spectrum and dynamic spectrum sharing, which will allow 4G spectrum to be used for 5G.