Samsung is yet to announce its flagship this year, the Galaxy S10 but as always, information are leaked here and there to build up rumors and speculations. Being the company’s tenth flagship device, we can expect it to be grand in many ways especially that last year’s S9 performed below expectations sales-wise.
While there have already been a lot of leaked information being passed around about the Galaxy S10, nothing has been confirmed yet. So, in this post, I will give you the Galaxy S10 top 5 rumors that surfaced in the last few days.
3 Galaxy S10 models
After the S5, Samsung released at least two models of its flagship year after year. In fact, it released 3 variants of the S6 in 2015, followed by 2 variants of S7, S8 and S9. This year, we can expect that there will at least, two variants Samsung’s flagship; the Galaxy S10, which is the main model; and the Galaxy S10+, a large-screen model.
But recent rumors suggest that the company could be releasing 3 models to take on Apple’s iPhone XR. Either it will be named Galaxy S10E or S10 Lite which is apparently the cheaper version.
Skipping the notch
2018 was the year of the notch and it was Apple’s fault. Samsung hated the idea and you may have seen an ad or two, funded by the company, mocking that infamous notch. So, there is no way it would adopt such design because doing so will be a big insult to the company. That’s the reason why we believe that the “Infinite O” display would be realized. The Galaxy S10 will have narrow bezel and there would be a pinhole cutout on the screen where the front camera is.
The Galaxy S10+ would have an oblong cutout on the screen as rumors suggest it would sport two front-facing cameras. But definitely no notch!
With the Note 7 fiasco, the trust in Samsung’s devices has been in its record low that’s why it skipped Note 8 and went straight to Note 9 saying the battery of the device no longer explodes. There haven’t been any confirmed reports after several months so it means the company found out what the real problem was and fixed it.
Now, it’s time to give the new devices batteries with higher capacity with the S10 rumored to be sporting 3,100mAh and 4,100mAh for the S10+. If it is true, then you would have a phone with almost the same battery capacity as most of the tablets today.
Snapdragon 855 chipset
There’s no official word yet but this is almost confirmed considering the fact that last year’s flagship used Qualcomm’s latest chipset that time–the Snapdragon 845. The Snapdragon 855 will practically power most of Android flagship devices this year. It comes with X24 LTE Cat.20 modem with speeds that can peak up to 2Gbps. We would know if S10 is capable of 5G speeds if it will come with Snapdragon X50 modem.
Basing on this fact, S10 may still have a fingerprint scanner, quick charge function (and even reverse charging function), faster performance, vivid display, and longer battery life.
Galaxy S10 release date
This isn’t a rumor anymore as Samsung announced that the next Unpacked event will be on February 20 in San Francisco. That’s the day the Galaxy S10 will be officially announced or launched together with other information the company wants to share with its consumers.
Pre-orders may be opened after a few days and looking at the company’s habit in releasing its devices, it would take about 2 to 3 weeks from the launch before new devices are released. So the shipping may begin in the 2nd week of March.
There you have it! Those are the top 5 rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S10 we know about. Please note that these information haven’t been confirmed but leaked out to build up the hype around the device.
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