Great news for all Samsung fans. Your favorite phone brand is all geared up to release the latest member of its ‘S’ flagship. Samsung will be taking the wraps off the Galaxy S10 range on February 20, in an 11 a.m. Unpacked event in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
Following the announcement, it seems the names for the models have leaked too. According to an email from accessory retailer Mobile Fun, the S10 range will consist of three models: The Galaxy S10, a smaller Galaxy S10 E, and a super-sized Galaxy S10 Plus. The 5G version will come later in the spring , followed by the Galaxy note 10 in August 2019.
The S10 is rumored to have a fresh looking all screen display with less bezel at the top. Also from the rumors, Samsung S10 will have a cut-out front facing camera on the screen. This is probably going to be the biggest visual change. The rumored design is said to have an in-display fingerprint sensor, and multiple lens cameras at the rear.
According to news from noted Samsung leaker IceUniverse, the S10 range will still include the headphone jack. If true, this will likely be very welcome news for Samsung fans, many of whom are keen to see support for the port continue.
We might be able to expect more color variations too. In September, Samsung CEO DJ Koh reported the upcoming Galaxy S10 lineup will come in an “amazing” array of color options. In addition to bright yellow and green options — with Huawei P20 Pro-style gradient finishes — Samsung may use ceramic for the rear panel on a black-and-white Galaxy S10. Ceramic is very strong, so the phone should better resist scratches and marks. The rumor does not have a source though, so it’s worth taking with a pinch of salt. However, Xiaomi, Essential, and even OnePlus have used ceramic before, so it’s not without precedent.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?:
From the pricing of Samsung’s S9, the S10 is expected to cost nothing less. Gizmodo UK claims it received a credible leak from a retail source in December that divulged pricing details. The leaker claims the Samsung Galaxy S10 E will sell for 669 British pounds (around $850).
The 128GB version of the S10 will come in at 799 pounds (around $1,000), while the 512GB variant will sell for 999 pounds (around $1,250). As for the Plus version, the Galaxy S10 Plus will reportedly come in three different storage configurations.
The 128GB S10 Plus will sell for 899 pounds (around $1,150), and the 512GB version will go for 1,099 pounds (around $1,400). If you need a terabyte of onboard storage, be prepared to pay a jaw-dropping 1,399 pounds (around $1,750).
There are only few weeks left for Samsung to release the S10, so lets just keep our fingers crossed in anticipation.