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Samsung Galaxy S10 is one of the most highly anticipated smartphones to be released this year. The company is going to host Galaxy S10 Unpacked launch event in February and here is what we know about the upcoming release so far. From release date, specifications and rumored price, here is everything you need to know about Samsung Galaxy S10.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Release Data
Samsung has recently announced that it will launch the Galaxy S10 on February 20. The tech-giant has also posted a teaser video showing a pair of phones with almost no bezels. It is expected that almost three smartphones will be launched on this date which may include standard Galaxy S10, an entry level Galaxy S10 E and a premium Galaxy S10 Plus. The launch event of Samsung Galaxy S10 will take place in San Francisco.
It is reported that Samsung is also plotting a 5G version of the Galaxy S10 Plus but manufacturing lines are only working on 4G version of the smartphone. According to Samsung suppliers, the 5G version is still in pipeline and will start being produced after the first half of the year. According to GSM Arena, the S10 will be released worldwide on March 8.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Price
The price of Galaxy S10 will be higher than the price of Galaxy S9 which starts at £739. In December, Gizmodo published a report based on inside information that 6.1-inch Galaxy S10 will apparently come in two versions i.e., 128GB and 512GB. The price of 128GB model will be around £799 and the 512GB model will cost around £999.
The entry level Samsung Galaxy S10 E is expected to come with 5.8-inch display, 128GB of storage and a cost of £669. The Samsung galaxy S10 Plus will be of 6.4 inches and will offer three storage capacities i.e.,128GB for £899, 512GB for £1099 and 1TB for £1399.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Design and Display
Samsung has almost a similar design for all its Galaxy smartphones, so we are pretty sure how Galaxy S10 will look like. According to latest leaks, the S10 Plus smartphone will sport a double hole punch cutout in the top-right corner. It is presumably for the front camera sensors. The standard S10 will have a single hole in the same place.
Both standard and premium versions of S10 are rumored to have triple rear camera setups will sensors arranged side by side. They also would have headphone jack, a USB-C port and speakers on the bottom edge. Samsung also showed image of an unreleased phone on its website to explain how One UI and Android Pie update will work. In this image, they use a phone with no-bezels and punch hole front-facing camera.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Specifications
It is rumored that the upcoming smartphone of Samsung will have a gigantic 12GB of RAM and 1TB of on-board storage. Last month, the company announced that it has already started working on industry’s first 1TB embedded Universal Flash Storage. If Galaxy S10 could provide a whopping 1TB of internal storage, it can definitely beat iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
In November, Samsung released its next generation Exynos 9820 chip, so the upcoming smartphone of the company will have this more powerful chip. The Exynos 9820 only features LTE-A Cat.20 modem. However there could be a 5G variant sporting Qualcomm’s next generation Snapdragon 855 SoC. A deeper analysis of Exynos 9820 can give us understanding of how powerful S10 would be.
A series of assumed S10 benchmarks have hit the internet recently.A device believed to be S10 powered with Exynos 980 and 6GB of RAM appeared on Geek bench with a single core score of 4382 and multi-core score of 9570. Theses cores put S10 a little behind the powerful iPhone XS and XS Max.
The smartphone is assumed to come with a more power efficient 8nm fabrication and improved battery life. The Galaxy S10 is assumed to have a triple camera system as the Huawei P20 Pro has. It will also offer 8K video recording and improved 4K recording. The Mali-G76 GPU cores would make Galaxy S10 smoothest smartphone with efficient handling of visually intensive games and videos.
If we talk about camera system of Galaxy S10, the smartphone will retain 12-megapixels camera with f1.5/2.4 lens. There will be 16-mega pixels snapper with super wide-angle, f/1.9 aperture and a 13-megapixels f/2.4 lens. This is definitely good news for photography lovers.
The bad news is that the triple camera system might only be available on Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus. The entry level S10 E could have a dual camera setup. It is also expected that the Plus sized model will come with a dual-camera on front with an intention to give more depth and effects to selfies. This additional sensor could also be used to improve Face recognition feature of the smartphone.