The Galaxy S10 won’t be a foldable phone, but if the leaks are genuine, Samsung’s new phones will definitely turn heads.
A Wall Street Journal report in late November claimed Samsung was preparing three Galaxy S10 phones with varying display sizes between 5.8 to 6.4 inches.
Blass, who’s been extremely accurate in the past posting images and concept art for unreleased phones, corroborated the report with this shared photo:
The three models Samsung’s preparing appear to be called: S10 Lite, S10, and S10+ with 5.8, 6.1, and 6.4-inch displays, respectively.
Interestingly enough, these are nearly the exact same display sizes as the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS Max. The only difference would be the S10+, which would be 0.4 inches smaller than the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max.
Meanwhile, Ice Universe, another prominent phone leaker, has shared an image of the alleged S10 Lite:
The alleged phone appears to have a re-arranged dual camera system that’s horizontally aligned as opposed to vertically like on the Galaxy S9 and S9+. It’s reminiscent of the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note 9.
The leak also suggests screen will be flat without any curved edges. It’d be the first time Samsung launched a flat-screened version of flagship S-series phone without its signature curved sides.
Additionally, the power button might double as a fingerprint sensor — another first for a flagship Samsung phone. On past and current phones, Samsung’s placed the fingerprint sensor on the front and then moved it to the rear. It’s believed at least one version of the Galaxy S10 will have an in-display fingerprint reader like on the OnePlus 6T.
The regular Galaxy S10 appears to be straightforward. It’s hard to tell in this pic what new changes it’ll have, like whether it’ll have a headphone jack or not.
One thing neither leaker is sure of is where the “punch hole” selfie camera cutout will be located. It’s a toss-up whether or not it’ll be a small circle in the center or off to one side.
An alleged screen protector image, however, suggests it might be in the upper right corner. There’s two holes, but one of them is likely for an infrared sensor so don’t hold out for dual selfie cameras like on the Pixel 3.
But maybe the Galaxy S10 might look like this pic, instead?
Internally, expected changes include: a faster processor (probably Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 chip, a neural processing unit for crunching AI tasks, and improved cameras.
Few preliminary Galaxy S10 details:
– “Punch hole” style selfie cam cutout (sounds like Infinity-O display).
– Ultrasonic, in-display FPS
– Three rear cameras (standard/wide/tele)
– One UI over Android Pie
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 13, 2018
Furthermore, perhaps there will be special version that comes with 5G. At the recent Snapdragon Technology Summit, Verizon and AT&T both announced Samsung would be releasing a 5G-capable phone for its networks sometime in 2019.
Samsung’s expected to announce the Galaxy S10 (or multiple models) sometime early in the new year. The company has announced new phones at Mobile World Congress, but some years has also used its own Unpacked launch events.
Kicking off 2019 with a bang would be a typical Samsung move, but at the same time, how much are all of these features gonna cost customers? $1,000 phones are expensive enough without 5G, which could add a premium of as much as $200-300 if OnePlus CEO Pete Lau isn’t stretching.
We’ll have a better idea of where mobile’s headed in the new year, and perhaps we’ll get a glimpse of what’s coming at CES in January. For now, sit tight and enjoy the steady flow of leaks and your bank account (which hasn’t been emptied out for these phones yet 😏).