Samsung’s skipping Mobile World Congress 2019 to launch its next big smartphone a week earlier in San Francisco. Considering Samsung teased the «10-year anniversary» of Galaxy devices, we expect to see the Galaxy S10, more news on the Galaxy Home, and its foldable phone. Here’s what to expect.
Samsung’s next flagship smartphone — likely called the Galaxy S10 — is almost here. Rumors point to potentially three or four variants of the Galaxy S10 to debut at the Galaxy Unpacked event on Feb. 20, which takes place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
The new and improved Samsung Galaxy S10 range is expected to be the superstar of the show, but it’s not all Samsung has been working on. We’re expecting to see a range of new technological goodies, from the long-awaited foldable Galaxy phone, to a new pair of wireless earbuds. Here’s what to expect.
The Galaxy S10 has been all but officially confirmed.
“As you may know, this year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Galaxy series,” the company noted in the invitations it sent out to media in January. Last year’s Samsung smartphone that debuted around the same time-frame was the Galaxy S9 — so it’s not a stretch to assume we’ll be seeing the launch of its successor, the Galaxy S10 — there’s even a giant “10” on the invite. But while “Samsung Galaxy S10” has been mentioned in most of the leaks so far, there’s a small chance Samsung could unveil a new naming structure for the celebratory phone, not unlike what Apple did with the commemorative iPhone X.
What can we expect for the new phone? Well, it could actually be three handsets. The latest rumors reveal three names: The S10, S10 Plus, and S10 E. The leaks consistently signpost that all three of these devices will come with Samsung’s Infinity-O display — also known as a punch-hole display. If you’re not familiar with the design, the bezels surrounding the screen are nearly non-existent, and the selfie camera floats as a lone circle at the top of the screen — like a punched hole in a piece of paper. There’s a clue in the invitation image above — we can speculate the line running through the middle is representative of the bezel’s thinness around the phone.
As ever with Samsung’s Galaxy S-range, we expect the S10 phones to sport top flagship specs for 2019. That means the Snapdragon 855, and rumors claim the S10 Plus will come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The S10 E will reportedly come with two rear-mounted camera lenses, but the S10 and S10 Plus may distance themselves with a third camera on the back — a wide-angle lens — not unlike the Huawei Mate 20 Pro or the LG V40 ThinQ. Leaks suggest the S10 and S10 E will have a single front-facing camera lens, but the S10 Plus may come with a second selfie lens. It’s safe to say the S10 Plus will likely be the most expensive of the lot, and the phone you’ll want to buy if you want all the bells and whistles.
It’s important to note these details are all based on leaks and rumors, most of which have been consistent, but you should still take everything with a grain of salt.
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It wouldn’t be a smartphone launch in 2019 without some mention of 5G sprinkled in. As it stands, it seems unlikely the mainstream S10 range will include 5G technology, but Samsung may release another version of the Galaxy S10 that supports the next generation networking technology.

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