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Galaxy Z Flip, S20, and S20+ greenlit in Thailand while S20 Ultra is MIA

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Last updated: January 31st, 2020 at 21:46 UTC+02:00

The Galaxy Z Flip, as well as the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+, have been all but officially confirmed to launch in Thailand in the near future. The smartphones have just been approved by Thailand’s National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commissions (NBTC).

The regulatory body reconfirms the SM-F700F, SM-G980F, and SM-G985F model numbers, and the fact that they all offer dual-SIM support. The model numbers are associated with the LTE variants, and only time will tell if Samsung will introduce any 5G versions in Thailand in the following months. The country’s first commercial 5G network is planned to go live by the end of the year, but Samsung will likely limit the Galaxy S20 release in Thailand to LTE models.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is MIA but could get greenlit later

Interestingly enough, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which will be released only as a 5G device, doesn’t seem to have visited the NBTC along with its siblings. It could arrive later, or it might not be released in Thailand at all.

We could assume that it won’t launch in Thailand because the country lacks a 5G infrastructure, but then again, we’re still more than a month away from the Galaxy S20 series hitting the shelves and the S20 Ultra could pay a visit to NBTC any day now. It doesn’t make any difference for consumers if a phone is approved two months or one day ahead of its market release, and hopefully, Samsung will give prospective customers in Thailand the choice of buying the Galaxy S20 Ultra if they’ll so desire.

But without getting ahead of ourselves, the recent approvals mean that Samsung should face no regulatory hurdles whenever it will decide to bring the Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy S20+ to Thailand. It’s unclear exactly when this will happen, but the Galaxy Z Flip could debut earlier than the S20 lineup and it could hit the shelves in just a couple of weeks from now. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S20 series is expected to start shipping to the first customers in March.

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