South Korean technology giant Samsung has finally confirmed that it will be unveiling its upcoming flagship smartphone – Galaxy S10 – at a special UNPACKED event in San Francisco on February 20. Samsung Galaxy S10 is the tenth-anniversary edition of the smartphone maker’s Galaxy S series, which basically has all the company’s flagship devices. Samsung‘s this year’s flagship lineup is expected to come with three variant – Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy S10+. Other than this, the company is said to showcase two 5G variants of the device along with its foldable phone.
Samsung Galaxy S10 launch date and live-stream details
Samsung has confirmed that it will be launching its Galaxy S10 smartphone on February 20. Most people thought that the device will be showcased in Barcelona, where Mobile World Congress (MWC) is scheduled to take place at a similar time. However, the smartphone maker said that it will unveil its handset at an event in San Francisco. The launch of the smartphone will be live-streamed on www.samsung.com/galaxy, but we will have to wait till we get to know of the exact timing of the event.
Samsung Galaxy S10 specifications
As we mentioned earlier, Samsung is expected to launch three variants of Galaxy S10. Samsung Galaxy S10 will come with the Infinity-O display that we saw earlier in Galaxy A8s. For those who are unaware, the smartphone with an Infinity-O display comes with a hole on the top left of its screen to house the selfie camera. Smartphone makers are resorting to Infinity-O displays coupled with thin bezels in order to provide users with a full-screen experience. Depending upon the market, Samsung will either be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor or Exynos 9820 SoC.
Speaking of Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, a report in Techtastic said that the device will come with only one selfie camera and a flat display, unlike the curved display that Samsung usually uses. In fact, Samsung Galaxy S10 will also come with a single selfie camera, but Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 5G and Galaxy S10 Bolt are said to sport dual selfie cameras, according to the report in Techtastic.
The 5G variant of Samsung Galaxy S10 mobile will come with a 6.7-inch display and will reportedly feature a quadruple camera set up at the back, whereas Galaxy S10+ is said to come with three rear cameras and a 6.3-inch display.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Bolt will also be launched by the company and it will come with a 6.7-inches curved display and four rear cameras. It will also have dual selfie cameras and come with 5G support. But then, reports suggest that the device will come with a ceramic back panel instead of a glass one.
All the smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy S10 range will come with an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, with Galaxy S10 Lite being the only exception. Galaxy S10 Lite will have an optical fingerprint sensor embedded on the side. The 5G variant of Samsung Galaxy S10 will house a 5,000mAh battery. It has also been said that Samsung will launch three variants of Galaxy S10 in February, followed by the 5G variants and its foldable phone later this year.