Yesterday, rumours were rife that Samsung plans to hold preview events in eight Indian cities right after it unveils its flagship smartphone in San Francisco. Some technology news websites claimed that at the event, potential customers and Samsung fans could go and get a hands-on experience of the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10E smartphones.
However, we confirmed with Samsung and the South Korean technology giant has confirmed that it is not holding any such event in India on February 21 or at any later date for its upcoming flagship smartphones.
Samsung is all set to launch the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10E smartphones at its Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20. The company is also said to launch its Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch and its Galaxy Buds at the same event.
The South Korean technology giant has also hinted that its much-anticipated foldable phone, Galaxy F, will also make an appearance at its Unpacked event.
The company first showed off its foldable phone at its developer conference in November last year and then showed it to a select audience at the Consumer Electronics Show that was held in Las Vegas last month.
We should mention that the company has been extremely secretive about its foldable phone in particular. Even when it gave the world a first look at the device at its developer conference, it first dimmed the lights on the stage to make sure people only get to see what the company wanted to showcase.
Speaking of its tenth anniversary special Galaxy S10 lineup, the company is adding a number of high-end features to the smartphones to make sure they manage to make a mark in the premium segment.
The smartphones will come with an Infinity-O display, just like the one we saw on Samsung Galaxy A8s. In this kind of display, the selfie camera of the smartphone is housed in a small hole that it is present on the screen itself. It is worth noticing that since Samsung Galaxy S10+, the most high-end variant of the three devices, comes with a dual selfie camera setup, it would have a capsule-shaped hole on its display.
Other than this, 30% of the screen of Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ will have fingerprint sensing technology, which means that if you place your finger anywhere on that portion of the display, the smartphones will unlock. Samsung Galaxy S10E, on the other hand, will come with a fingerprint sensor on its right edge.
There are a number of reports that have been circulating about the upcoming devices. We would finally get to know tomorrow which ones among the reported features actually made it to the smartphones. You can tune in here to watch the event getting live-streamed 12:30 am IST on February 21.