Confirmed: Samsung to launch Galaxy S10 smartphones on February 20
Samsung has started sending out media invites for its next Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20. And with that, the countdown to the much-awaited Galaxy S10 lineup has officially begun. So far, countless leaks have suggested that the Galaxy S10 will pack high-end features including an Infinity-O display, an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, and triple rear cameras. Here's all about it.
We know Samsung has several flagship smartphones lined up for the first half of 2019. However, on February 20, we expect the company to introduce just the tenth-anniversary Galaxy S smartphones: S10, S10+, and S10 Lite or S10 E.
The Galaxy S10 and S10+ variants will feature 6.11-inch and 6.44-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O displays with curved edges, QHD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio, respectively. The S10 Lite will feature a flat 5.75-inch Infinity-O display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, QHD resolution and a rear-mounted or in-display fingerprint scanner (optical). In comparison, the premium S10 and S10+ models will pack an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy S10 and S10+ variants will sport a triple rear-camera setup - something we've heard previously as well. However, up front, the larger model will sport a dual-camera layout housed in a pill-shaped display hole whereas the standard S10 will get a single selfie snapper. Further, the S10 Lite variant will pack a dual rear-camera setup and a single front camera.
Samsung's upcoming flagships will be powered by the latest mobile chipsets available. Hence, depending on markets, all Galaxy S10 models should come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820. Moreover, the S10-series will also debut the recently announced Android Pie-based One UI. And, Gizmodo UK previously claimed that S10 will offer Powershare - a reverse wireless charging feature (similar to Huawei Mate 20 Pro).
The Galaxy S10 Lite will come with 128GB storage and cost £669 (Rs. 60,710). The S10 will be offered in 128GB and 512GB storage options at £799 (Rs. 75,510) and £999 (Rs. 90,655), respectively. The S10 Plus will arrive in 128GB, 512GB and 1TB storage options and they will retail at £899 (Rs. 81,580), £1,099 (Rs. 99,730), and £1,399 (Rs. 1,26,956), respectively.
The S10-series will be unveiled at a Samsung Unpacked event on February 20 - just five days ahead of the Mobile World Congress 2019 event. Moreover, all variants will reportedly be available for pre-orders right after the event and go on sale starting March 8.