Samsung is just about ready to launch their new Galaxy S10 flagship series this month. Unlike last year, Samsung is launching their new phones ahead of the biggest smartphone show on Earth, Mobile World Congress. The world will meet Samsung’s new flagships on Feb. 20, but you don’t have to wait that long to find out what the company has in store for their flagship line. Here’s everything we know about Samsung’s Galaxy S10 so far:
1. It’ll come in four variants
Samsung’s flagship S series typically came in two models: regular and plus. But this year we expect Samsung to unveil four versions of the Galaxy S10: a limited edition variant of the top-end model which is expected to come in a ceramic coating, the top-end Galaxy S10 Plus, the regular Galaxy S10 variant and a smaller Galaxy S10e.
The main differences here is the screen size: the Galaxy S10 Plus and the limited edition variant are expected to come with large, 6.4-inch displays, while the regular S10 variant will have a 6.1-inch screen. The smallest, pint-sized variant will have a 5.8-inch panel.
2. More new tech than ever before
Samsung’s made very iterative changes to its previous flagships, but that’s no longer the case with the S10. The Korean company is stuffing the new phone with every new tech possible, which includes an ultrasonic in-screen display scanner, hole-punch cameras in lieu of a notch (two of them in the case of the S10 Plus), reverse wireless charging, triple cameras and depending where you are in the world, either Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 or Samsung’s own Exynos 9820 inside.
3. Possible 1TB of storage for the top-tier model
Lest we forget, Samsung makes storage solutions for other smartphone vendors and PCs as well as make phones and other appliances. The company just recently announced that they’ve already begun mass producing the world’s first 1TB embedded Flash Storage for phones. It’s very likely that the company will be putting these 1TB eUFS storage chips in the top-tier, limited edition Galaxy S10 Plus.
4. Still no notch, but it’ll have hole-punches instead
Samsung’s smartphones so far have managed to keep away from the whole notch bandwagon, but it seems they’re finally succumbing to another, emerging design trend this year: the hole-punch display. All of the Galaxy S10 models are expected to come with hole-punch displays, with cameras offset to the upper left side in lieu of a typical notch.
Additionally, the Galaxy S10 Plus is expected to come with two front-facing cameras. The second camera will likely be for wide-angle selfies.
5. Triple camera for Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus
The smaller variant of the S models usually only rocked a single camera with the larger Plus model getting the multiple camera treatment. That’s no longer the case with the new S10 lineup – from leaked renders, it looks like both the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus will have triple camera modules, arranged horizontally across the phone’s rear.
The smaller Galaxy 10e will have dual cameras as well as a more traditional fingerprint scanner integrated on the frame of the phone. The Galaxy 10e is more than likely targeted to a wider base of users thanks to a lower price point.