Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S10 @CarlyPage_
WE’RE NOW JUST WEEKS AWAY from the launch of the Galaxy S10 lineup, which looks likely to be Samsung’s most interesting smartphone offering yet.
According to online murmurs, Samsung’s 10th-anniversary smartphone lineup will comprise of the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e. The higher-spec models, rumours suggest, could be the first to adopt Samsung’s Infinity-O display, an in-display fingerprint scanner and a triple-camera, while the so-called ‘budget’ model will offer buyers an affordable option for the first time.
We’ve rounded up everything we know about Samsung’s incoming Galaxy S10 lineup so far, and will update this article as we hear more.
Samsung has announced an Unpacked event for 20 February ( below ), where it’s expected to showcase the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10 Lite. Following its unveiling, the Galaxy S10 will reportedly be available to pre-order immediately, before it goes on sale on 8 March.
According to a report at Gizmodo , the so-called ‘budget’ Galaxy S10 will offer 128GB storage and retail for £699, the regular S10 will offer 128GB or 512GB storage for £799 and £999, respectively, and the S10 Plus will offer 128GB, 512GB and 1TB variants priced at £899, £1,099 and an eye-watering £1,399.
4/2/19: With just two week’s to go until from the official launch of the Galaxy S10, a major leak has revealed the lineup’s full specs and pricing details.
The leak, which comes courtesy of Twitter user @ishanagarwal24 and MySmartPrice , claims the S10 lineup will comprise of the Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+, the latter of which could pack a hefty 12GB RAM and 1TB storage. This configuration will cost you though, with its price-tag pinned at €1,499.
According to the leak, the S10 will be made available in 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 512GB configurations, priced at €899 and €1149 respectively. The S10e, long referred to as the S10 lite, will pack 6GB RAM, 128GB storage and carry a €749 price-tag, according to the leak.
The line-ups colour options are also outed; the S10e will be available in yellow, black, green and white (with a blue version launching "later"), the S10 and S10+ in black, green, white and blue. The pricey 12GB + 1TB variant will reportedly be offered in ‘Ceramic Black’ and ‘Ceramic White’ variants.
1/2/19: An official-looking render of the Galaxy S10+ has left little to the imagination, confirming the handset’s elongated punch-hole cutout and triple-lens rear camera setup. The image ( below ), via 91Mobiles ‘s "reliable source", also shows no sign of a physical fingerprint sensor, yet more concrete evidence that the handset will adopt an in-display sensor. 31/1/19: The 5G variant of the Galaxy S10 won’t be ready to ship at launch, Korean website The Investor reports.
A supplier told the firm that mass production of the Galaxy S10 began on 25 January, but this only includes 4G models, rather than those running on 5G networks. Instead, the report claims, production of the 5G Galaxy S10 variant will begin "later during the first half of 2019".
The report also that all S10 models will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor – debunking earlier speculation that the cheaper ‘S10 Lite’ would feature a side-mounted sensor.
"All three S10 smartphones will house a fingerprint sensor beneath the screen allowing users to identify themselves in a more convenient manner than before," the source said.
Elsewhere, the report backs up earlier rumours that the S10 lineup will feature triple-lens cameras, pre-installed screen protectors and up to 1TB storage.
29/1/19: Samsung has long been accused of copying Apple, but now it looks like it’s turning its attention to Huawei with plans to equip the Galaxy S10 with reverse wireless charging. Backing up an earlier prediction from serial leaker Evan Blass, TechTastic reports that all four S10 models will offer the feature, dubbed ‘Powershare’, which will allow users to charge other gadgets through direct back-to-back contact with the smartphone.
23/1/19: Italian website Android Tutto has revealed pricing details for Samsung’s incoming Galaxy S10 lineup. According to the website, the lowest-spec model – the Galaxy S10E – will retail for €779 (£680), and will come in a single variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage.
The regular S10 will fetch €929 (£810) for the 6GB/128GB model, and €1179 (£1,030) for the 8GB/512GB variant. And the same storage configurations for the S10+ will cost €1049 (£920) and €1299 (£1135) respectively.
Samsung’s highest-spec S10 model – the S10 Plus with 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage – will reportedly cost an eye-watering €1599 (£1,400).
This matches up, almost perfectly, with an earlier leak from Gizmodo UK, which claimed the S10E would cost £699, the S10 from £799 to £990, and the S10+ from £899 to a wallet-busting £1,399.
22/1/19: With just weeks to go until Samsung’s official unveiling, the Galaxy S10 lineup has leaked in full. Serial tipster Evan Blass posted an image of the smartphone trio ( below ), which he claims will be officially known as the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10E – the latter likely a reference to Samsung’s long-rumoured ‘Lite’ mode.
The official-looking image, which shows off cases from accessory maker Speck, appear to confirm the handsets’ ‘Infinity-O’ displays, with the S10 and S10E sporting a single punch hole, and the S10 Plus a larger, elongated cutout to house its dual front-facing cameras.
21/1/19: We’ve already seen the Snapdragon-powered S10+ crop up on Geekbench ( below ), and now Samsung’s UK-bound Exynos-powered Galaxy S10 has made an appearance .
The handset in question is running Samsung’s homegrown Exynos 9820 SoC paired with 6GB RAM, and it’s a similar story to before. While it outstrips the Snapdragon 855 variant with a score 4382 compared with a score of 3413 both fall short of the single-core performance of the A12 Bionic-powered iPhone XS line, which racks up a score of 4797.
When it comes to multi-core performance, the Galaxy S10 scored 9,570, lagging behind Huawei’s Kirin-powered Mate 20 series.
17/1/19: We’re still more than a month away from Samsung’s Unpacked event, but the leaky Galaxy S10+ has already been pictured in the wild. The image ( below ), shared on Reddit , confirms that this S10 model will feature a dual selfie camera, which will be tucked into an elongated punch-hole on the upper right corner of the display. The poster of the spy shot, which was allegedly taken on the bus from/to the Samsung’s Suwon campus, claims the pre-production device also features an in-display fingerprint scanner and a smaller footprint than the similarly-sized Galaxy Note 9.
6/1/19: The Galaxy S10+ has made a premature appearance on Geekbench ahead of its unveiling on 20 February. The handset, which features the model number SM-G975U, will pair a Snapdragon 855 SoC with 6GB RAM, according to the listing, contradicting earlier rumours that the smartphone could ship with as much as 10GB or 12GB RAM. Or, it could be that only the lowest-spec, base model was given an early testing.
The alleged Galaxy S10 Plus earned itself a single-core score of 3,413 – falling slightly short of Samsung’s own Samsung’s Exynos 9810, and a multi-core score of 10,256 which trumps Huawei’s Kirin 980 CPU. However, the handset tested was likely a unit with non-final testing, so we wouldn’t read too much into these numbers just yet.
15/1/19: The Galaxy S10 X will be Samsung’s first 5G smartphone, according to ET News . As well as support for 5G connectivity, the report claims the 10th-anniversary handset will pack a 6.7in Super AMOLED screen, six cameras, 1TB of internal storage and a mammoth 5,000mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 X’s "secret weapon" will be its a "life pattern" mode, according to ET News, an AI management system to automate various functions.
The Galaxy S10 X will reportedly make its debut in Korea on 29 March and could fetch as much as £1,299. It’s unclear whether this model will be released in the UK.
14/1/19: The latest Galaxy S10 leak comes courtesy of, er, Samsung, who accidentally shared images ( below ) of the Galaxy S10 in an article about its new One UI. Spotted by Reddit user qgtx , the article – which has since been updated – originally showed a phone with a punch-hole camera in the top right corner, a feature set to debut on the incoming Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. 10/1/19: Samsung has disrupted CES to announce an Unpacked launch event for 20 February, where it’s widely expected to unveil the Galaxy S10. The firm will skip MWC and instead be holding events in both London and San Francisco, and while it’s keeping tight-lipped on what we can expect, but promises to show off "devices that will "usher in new Galaxy experiences based on 10 years of innovations."
9/1/19: UK mobile operator EE has confirmed that it’ll soon start offering the Galaxy S10, opening pre-registration for the smartphone that’s expected to be announced at MWC next month. On its website, the company teases: "Big news! The new Samsung Galaxy is about to […]
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