Samsung’s latest crop of flagship smartphones are fast approaching.
There’s a lot riding on Samsung’s Galaxy S10 launch. The smartphone industry as a whole is slowing down, and now all eyes are on Samsung to deliver an innovative product to provide a spark.
As is usually the case, the closer we get to a product launch, the louder rumors become and we begin to see more frequent leaks. Instead of having to scour the web for bits and pieces of information, here’s everything we currently know about the impending launch of Samsung’s latest Galaxy phone.
Release date
This much we know to be true: Samsung has sent out invites to an Unpacked event on Feb. 20 in San Francisco. The event will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, a venue previously used by Apple to announce new products.
An exact release date isn’t confirmed yet, but SamMobile reports the phones could launch as soon as March 8.
Design
AllAboutSamsung has posted a series of photos showing every inch and detail of the upcoming Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. There’s a headphone jack, USB-C charging port, a hole punch cutout, three rear-facing cameras, and Samsung’s One UI interface. The two devices are prototypes according to the report, so the final design could change — but these photos line up with more leaked photos below. Check out the rest of the photos here.
If those photos weren’t enough for you, 91 Mobiles and WinFuture both have high-res photos of the S10 and S10 Plus for you to look at.
WinFuture has also posted some photos of the S10e, a phone that’s shaping up to be the iPhone XR equivalent of the S10 launch. Here are a couple photos:
Three’s company
In the past, Samsung has released two variants of the latest Galaxy S model. Last year it was the S9 and S9 Plus, as was the case with the S8 launch. However, with the S10, current reports point to three distinct models: The Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10 Plus.
Here’s what the lineup looks like in a case, thanks to a leak from Evan Blass:
Hole Punch
In Nov. 2018 Samsung announced three new displays for smartphones. Each display offers a different approach to the now-standard notch found along the top of most 2018 smartphone displays.
One of those displays, the Infinity-O, looks to be used on two of the three upcoming S10s. Some are referring to the small circular cutout as a « hole punch. » That hole is where the front-facing camera will reside, and as you can see from its use in the Galaxy A8s, it’s not all that intrusive.

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