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.