SK Telecom announced that it has activated 5G service for six celebrities representing Korea as of 11:00 p.m. April 3, 2019.
The world’s first 5G smartphone subscribers are Baek-hyun and Kai from EXO (K-pop idol group), Kim Yu-na (Olympic medalist), Lee Sang-hyeok (“Faker”, esports player), Yoon Sung-hyuk (para-swimmer) and Park Jae-won (SK Telecom’s longest subscriber).
They are chosen as ambassadors of SK Telecom’s 5G services at the 5G launching ceremony held yesterday at the company headquarters in Seol.
The company will be selling 5G smartphone Samsung Galaxy S10 5G at authorized retail stores and official online store from Friday, April 5, 2019 – targeting general customers. SK Telecom aims one million 5G subscribers by the end of 2019.