The launch of Galaxy S20 Ultra in Malaysia last week also marked the release of Samsung’s first-ever 5G phone into our market. It was quite an interesting decision for the company given that the 5G network is still under testing in Malaysia and we are also still a few months away from the commercial rollout that is expected to take place in Q3 2020.
That being said, you can actually test the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s 5G capability right now through the 5G Live with Galaxy S20 Ultra showcase at Maxis Centre KLCC. That’s right, Maxis has actually enabled a live non-standalone (NSA) sub-6 5G network in the premise specifically for this showcase which is open to visitors until early April.
As far as we know, this is the only place right now in Malaysia where you can test a Galaxy S20 Ultra on a live 5G network. Naturally, we decide to run speed tests on the demo unit when we visited the experience zone earlier today:
What shown above is one of the best results that we managed to achieve during our visit and in general, we were able to get between 800Mbps to slightly above 1Gbps in our test runs. According to the Maxis staff that manning the experience zone, below is the best result that the unit achieved since the zone was open to the public on 6 March:
Meanwhile, Maxis has also set up another Galaxy S20 Ultra to showcase its performance and Space Zoom capability via a hybrid Artificial Reality (AR) demo although this unit was not connected to the live 5G network:
Maxis has also provided Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ for visitors to test out at the experience zone even though the Malaysian variant of these devices are not 5G models. After all, the miniature models that the telco has installed at the showcase are meant as test subjects for visitors to experience features such as the 3x hybrid optical zoom, 30x super resolution zoom and 8K video recording that are available on both devices.
The telco is also planning to open up another 5G Live with Galaxy S20 Ultra showcase at Maxis Centre Sunway Pyramid very soon. Just like in Maxis Centre KLCC, Maxis will also deploy a live 5G network in the shopping mall for the showcase although the exact opening date for it is not yet known at the moment.
If all these demos made you wonder what are the Galaxy S20 series plans that are available from the telco, head on to Maxis official website right here for more details.