However, darshark just proved that fingerprint sensors, in their current implementation on smartphones, are not as safe as we would like them to be. When did we all celebrate the introduction of 3G?
Commercialising 5G gives South Korea the chance to build around the technology, which is crucial for the future development of devices such as autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things. Wasn't that too fast?
Samsung officially confirmed the release of the device in a post on its newsroom, stating that it's available to buy in South Korea immediately, although there's no word of an worldwide release.
Since many other countries, including the United Kingdom, don't have functioning 5G networks yet, it's no surprise the Galaxy S10 5G is only launching in one region, but as the 5G connectivity grows we'll likely see the handset available in other places.
The sales began two days after the world's first nationwide 5G network powered up in the East Asian country.
The service is also available in other major cities outside Seoul.
Competition is heating up among Korea's top three mobile service carriers as Samsung Electronics' latest fifth-generation (5G) Galaxy S10 smartphone went on sale Friday.
Another user said he was most excited about virtual reality content - which includes games and even "celebrity VR dating" apps according to the country's mobile carriers. Samsung has developed a visual display that fully immerses consumers in the high-quality HD content, games, augmented reality and video conferencing made possible through 5G.
Unfortunately, those speeds are most of the time achieved in lab conditions, so if you're located I Chicago or Minneapolis, you'll probably get download speeds of around 450Mbps.
You will recall that we published the news of Chinese telecoms giant and second largest electronics producer in the world, Huawei launching a foldable 5G Smartphone in Barcelona on the 24th of February ahead of the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Spain's Barcelona.
The Huawei product can not count as a 5G device yet because it hasn't been released, so it is not available.