The Samsung Galaxy S10 is Available Now
- 18 Feb, 2019
Samsung has revealed that Galaxy S10 will launch on February 20, and has posted a cryptic teaser video that appears to show a pair of phones with non-existent bezels.
The company is expected to launch at least three Galaxy S10 smartphones on the day. An entry-level 5.8-inch phone that could be called the S10 E, a standard 6.1-inch Galaxy S10 and a premium 6.4-inch Galaxy S10 Plus.
Samsung is also said to be plotting a 5G version of the S10 Plus. According to Korean publication The Investor, the S10 went into mass production on January 25, but manufacturing lines are currently only working on the 4G version of the handset.
Rumours about an in-display fingerprint sensor have been swirling around for some time now, and Samsung is believed to have struggled to get it right. However, the firm might finally have cracked the formula and be preparing to equip its top S10 models with ultrasonic scanners, while trickling down a cheaper optical scanner to a more affordable model. According to Quandt, the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10 E will initially be available in black, green and white colour schemes, a blue version of the S10 could also be on the cards, but this will apparently come out at a later date. The top-spec Galaxy S10 Plus – the one that’s been rumoured to feature a whopping 12GB of RAM, 1TB of internal storage and 5G support – will reportedly be available in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White colour schemes.
The Galaxy S10 will also likely offer 8K video recording at 30fps and improved 4K recording at 150fps, based on the Exynos 9820’s specs, as well as hinting at a tripe camera system similar the Huawei P20 Pro as its ISP supports up to five sensors. The addition of new Mali-G76 GPU cores should make the Galaxy S10 the smoothest Samsung phone around when it comes to handling visually-intensive games and apps, while the inclusion of a dedicated NPU (neural processing unit) to handle AI-related tasks separate from the device’s core processing functionality suggests a host of new Samsung AI features.
According to a late January report from GSMArena, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will be released globally on March 8.