Sprint 5G Phones LG V50 ThinQ Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Sprint 5G Plans Sprint 5G Cities

5G might be the latest and fastest cellular technology, but infrastructure and hardware will still be lagging behind through 2020. Like other major carriers, Sprint’s network is still being built, with several cities launching in May 2019. However, most carriers do not have 5G phones available for the public yet, including Sprint.

Read on to check out Sprint’s 5G phones list and their availability.


Sprint will release two 5G phones and 5G service In nine cities by Fall 2019

What 5G Phones Does Sprint Have?

Sprint is launching its first 5G sites in May 2019 in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Kansas City, followed by five other cities this summer. Now they’re going to need some 5G phones to actually use the service.

That’s why Sprint will be launching the LG V50 ThinQ 5G this spring and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G by May 31. These devices will allow Sprint customers to access Sprint’s 5G network for cellular speeds 20 times than current 4G LTE service.

Sprint 5G Phones

Sprint 5G Phone Specifications and Pricing

LG V50 ThinQ 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
Display 6.4-inch P-OLED 6.7-inch Infinity-O AMOLED
Resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels 1440 x 3040 pixels
Cameras Dual 8MP/5MP selfie camera

Triple camera: 12MP standard, 12MP telephoto, and 16MP wide-angle.

Dual 10MP/ToF selfie camera

Quad camera: 12MP wide-angle, 12MP telephoto, 16MP ultrawide angle, and TOF.

Fingerprint Reader Rear of device Ultrasonic, in-screen
Battery Capacity 4,000mAh 4,500mAh
Internal Storage 128GB 256GB or 512GB
External Storage Up to 2TB None
Memory 6GB 8GB
OS Android 9.0 Android 9.0
Price $1,152 (512GB) $1,299 or $1,399 (256GB/512GB)
Sprint Release Date May 31, 2019 June 2019

For a short time, The LG V50 ThinQ 5G Will be a Sprint Exclusive.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G

The first 5G phone available on Sprint’s network will be the LG V50 ThinQ 5G (or simply LG V50 ThinQ) this spring. We predict its release by the end of May in coordination with the launch of Sprint’s first four 5G cities. It will also be a Sprint exclusive for a short time.

LG’s V50 ThinQ 5G looks similar to LG’s previous V50 model, making it an incremental upgrade.

Both LG phones feature the following:

  • A 6.4-inch bezel-less display
  • Three rear cameras
  • 6GB of memory
  • Expandable storage
  • A “notch” cutout for two selfie cameras and sensors
  • A fingerprint reader on the back

However, the V50 ThinQ 5G comes with some extras. Besides the V50 ThinQ’s 5G antenna, it also has a super-fast Snapdragon 855 processor, which is capable of handling 5G speeds with lower latency, benefiting HD music and video streaming, as well as online gaming. It also comes with a giant, all-day 4,000mAh battery and a new add-on accessory called a Dual Screen.

LG’s Dual Screen will attach to the V50 ThinQ, acting as a second display. This is similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X, both foldable devices with multiple screens. Because the usefulness of a foldable screen is still in question (Samsung’s Fold has encountered a bevy of issues), LG’s add-on strategy may benefit them in the long run as a half-measure.

Current pricing estimates for the second screen are anyone’s guess. As for the cost of the LG V50 ThinQ 5G, Sprint is selling it for a steep $1,152 for pre-orders and shipping by May 31.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G pricing starts at $1,299

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

The Galaxy S10 5G is Samsung’s first 5G phone, and it’s larger and faster than some of its Galaxy predecessors. The phone will be available via Verizon on May 16, with pre-orders already underway. Nevertheless, Verizon’s exclusive rights to the device will be short-lived, as Sprint is planning to release it this summer.

The 6.7-inch Galaxy S10 5G is closer to the size of a small tablet than a smartphone. It features six cameras that make use of a feature called live video focus, as well as a number of other great software tools, an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader (no more reaching around the back!), and high-end hardware specs to support the blazing 5G data speeds. There is also a small cutout in the top of the screen for its two front-facing cameras, which can be used with Samsung’s secure face-recognition technology to unlock your phone in addition to taking great wide-angle selfies.

Based on Verizon’s pre-order pricing, the Galaxy S10 5G costs a pretty penny:

  • $1,299 in the U.S. for 256GB
  • $1,399.99 for its 512GB model


Sprint 5G Plans

Sprint hasn’t made any announcement regarding 5G cell phone plans or their pricing structure just yet. Based on other carrier plan offerings, it’s possible their plans will not cost any more than their current unlimited plans. T-Mobile’s 5G plans, for example, will cost no more than their current 4G LTE offerings. Verizon is charging $10/month more than their existing unlimited plans for access to their 5G Ultra Wideband network.


Sprint 5G Cities

As we’ve noted, Sprint in the process of rolling out its 5G network to nine cities by mid-2019.

By summer, the full list of Sprint’s 5G cities coverage will include:

  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth
  • Houston
  • Kansas City
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Phoenix
  • Washington DC

Sprint Standard Coverage

Sprint Coverage by State

State Percentage Covered Mile Covered (mi²)
Alabama 35.90% 18,582 mi²
Alaska 0% 0 mi²
Arizona 23.68% 27,084 mi²
Arkansas 31.3% 16,664 mi²
California 36.44% 57,715 mi²
Colorado 22.6% 23,559 mi²
Connecticut 94.43% 4,751 mi²
Delaware 94.49% 1,929 mi²
Florida 82.63% 48,487 mi²
Georgia 44.42% 26,109 mi²
Hawaii 59.10% 4,040 mi²
Idaho 21.59% 17,922 mi²
Illinois 78.45% 44,201 mi²
Indiana 80.89% 29,297 mi²
Iowa 35.21% 19,869 mi²
Kansas 24.39% 20,070 mi²
Kentucky 56.23% 26,278 mi²
Louisiana 56.23% 26,278 mi²
Maine 84.71% 7,073 mi²
Maryland 90.75% 9,903 mi²
Massachusetts 84.62% 7,065 mi²
Michigan 55.07% 32,841 mi²
Minnesota 52.05% 43,990 mi²
Mississippi 95.25% 45,426 mi²
Missouri 56.21% 39,145 mi²
Montana 0% 0 mi²
Nebraska 7.7% 6,044 mi²
Nevada 7.17% 7,991 mi²
New Hampshire 31.94% 3,083 mi²
New Jersey 95.96% 7,419 mi²
New Mexico 15.52% 18,627 mi²
New York 50.86% 24,904 mi²
North Carolina 58.18% 29,442 mi²
North Dakota 5.99% 4,193 mi²
Ohio 81.46% 33,262 mi²
Oklahoma 44.38% 31,021 mi²
Oregon 18.57% 18,054 mi²
Pennsylvania 65.96% 29,888 mi²
Rhode Island 92.96% 1,092 mi²
South Carolina 61.27% 19,126 mi²
South Dakota 3.25% 2,499 mi²
Tennessee 50.16% 21,120 mi²
Texas 52.84% 140,984 mi²
Utah 18.49% 15,427 mi²
Vermont 31.42% 3,022 mi²
Virginia 71.77% 29,287 mi²
Washington 27.95% 19,127 mi²
West Virginia 58.99% 14,286 mi²
Wisconsin 42.79% 23,973 mi²
Wyoming 2.01% 1,994 mi²