It’s a milestone for the Galaxy S series because this year marks its 10th anniversary. The Galaxy S series has certainly evolved nicely to what it is today.
The rumours have been rife, and they’re usually pretty accurate too.
Without a doubt, the Galaxy S10 will feature an Infinity-O display – Samsung’s own take on the “punch-hole” in-display front camera. It’s not the first out of the gate, but let’s hope it’s a better execution than the one found on the Huawei nova 4 and Honor View20.
Leaked photos reveal impossibly thin bezels with an all-screen design.
The Galaxy S10 may finally feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, based on Qualcomm’s new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. Qualcomm’s technology is said to be superior to current optical-based in-display fingerprint scanners in the market today.
Under the hood, the next generation Exynos 980 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipsets are expected to power the new flagship series.
Speaking of which, as if a trend now, Samsung will be introducing a three-model line-up which includes the regular Galaxy S10 with a 6.1-inch display, a Galaxy S10+ with a 6.4-inch display and a “Lite” version that features a smaller 5.8-inch display.
Samsung is expected to integrate a four-camera setup on the rear, not unlike its mid-range Galaxy A9. The leading smartphone maker is also set to include a special “Bright Nite” mode for its camera, to pit against Google’s Night Sight and Huawei’s amazing Night Mode.
With the Galaxy Note9 getting a notable bump in the battery department, the Galaxy S10+ is rumoured to also get a 4,000mAh battery. Samsung may be giving its S10 reverse charging capabilities too, like rival Huawei Mate 20 Pro. It’s gimmicky, but hey, it’s a new feature nonetheless.
The new Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ will come with 128GB and 512GB storage options, while the Galaxy S10 Lite is expected to come only in 128GB.
Rumours have surfaced that Samsung may offer a 1TB storage version of the Galaxy S10+ which may see it hit over USD1,700 (MYR7,360).
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) January 10, 2019
Samsung Unpacked is happening at 11AM PST, 20 February 2019 (3AM MYT, 21 February). There will most likely be a live stream on Samsung’s website and its official YouTube channel, so look out for the link when it becomes available.
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