The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G ships with the Snapdragon X55 modem and Android 10
Samsung has started to push its latest software upgrade, One UI 2.0 based on Android 10, to a number of its latest phones. However, none of them have had cause to come with this new OS out of the box - until now. T-Mobile has made its new variant of the Galaxy Note 10+ live on its website. Its new page shows it will ship with this feature - and also with 5G.
The carrier's product representative Des has confirmed the presence of One UI 2.0 from first boot in this phone on Twitter. Besides this, the new version of the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is listed as being powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC, which is paired with the X55 5G modem.
This enables it to use the carrier's new sub-6GHz network for the state-of-the-art radio band. Sounds great...until you realise T-Mobile has the other main 5G band as well: millimeter-wave (or mmWave). It requires a different modem type, such as the X55's own predecessor.
This means that, even though the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10+ 5G has the newer hardware, it can still only use 1 of its carrier's 2 5G bands. Furthermore - although it does have 12GB of RAM - this device will have 256GB in fixed storage. Regardless, it will cost US$1299.99 in full (or about the same as the average 512GB Galaxy Fold) when it goes up for pre-order in its Aura Glow or Black colors starting December 6, 2019.