Test the 5G Network in South Korea with the Galaxy Note 10

TEKNOKU.me – Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G since August 2019. The 5G connectivity on the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus is presented via the Exynos 9825 System-on-Chip (SoC) 9825.

This chip is claimed to make mobile work more speeding up to more “speeding” up to 30 percent and saving up to 50 percent compared to the previous generation.

The latest generation of Exynos SoCs was indeed prepared for the 5G era. How, paired with Exynos Modem 5100 that supports 5G NR to connect to the 5G network.

This component distinguishes the regular Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus phones from the 5G version. “In South Korea, there is a modem. The design and specifications are the same as the Galaxy Note 4G, the difference is only a 5G modem,” said Samsung Product Marketing.

TEKNOKU tested the internet with the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G which was filled with KT (Korea Telecom) cellular operator SIM card. In the center of Seoul, precisely in the Myeongdong area.

The results of testing the Speedtest application show download speeds of up to 550 Mbps. While the upload speed is around 14.1 Mbps with 17 ms ping.

Unfortunately, the 5G signal from the KT operator does not cover all of Seoul. On the way to the west of South Korea, precisely Incheon International Airport, 5G signal is not available.

Although the status bar displays a 5G connection, testing with the Speedtest and nPerf applications shows a 4G internet connection. Similarly, in natural attractions such as Chuncheon and Nami Island.

The same thing happened in the mainstay tourist attraction Seoul, Seoul Tower. The results of the Speedtest application test showed a 5G signal but the download speed was only in the range of 1 Mbps.

Meanwhile, if you use 4G, the speed can reach a range of 50-70 Mbps. In some places in South Korea, 4G signals are more reliable than 5G.

In addition to its home country in South Korea, Samsung also brought 5G devices to the United States and Australia. In the US, Samsung became the first 5G patent holder to pocket a certification from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

In total, there are two million consumers worldwide who enjoy 5G connections using Samsung devices.

“At most, Samsung uses 5G in Korea. So far there are many people who are interested,” said Samsung PM.