Samsung Galaxy S10: Everything you need to know

Samsung S-series phones kick off every year featuring something new for its consumers and in 2019 this flagship series is completing its 10th anniversary. Which the company can make astounding in several aspects.

The next Galaxy S phone can bring many surprises to its fans and The South Korean tech giant has indicated that Galaxy S10 is going to be unique on its own not only on the specs but it’s expected to get a new design with lots of new features that’ll add an extra layer of innovation on the device.

Here is some information that’ll give you insights of what’s coming in next year’s Unpacked event.

Latest Updates:

January 15, 2019: Galaxy S10+ US variant with 6GB RAM appeared on Geekbench

The Galaxy S10+ (SM-G975U) features 6GB of RAM, Android 9 Pie and powered by Snapdragon 855.

January 15, 2019: SK Telecom’s Samsung Galaxy S10 will come pre-equipped with RCS messaging

January 10, 2019: Global sales of the Galaxy S10 series will reportedly begin in early March

Samsung Galaxy S10 flagship which will be launched in three different models and will be available on global sales of the Galaxy S10 smartphone on March 8.

January 10, 2019: Here is how to watch Galaxy S10 launch event live from anywhere

For those who are not able to attend the event or want to catch all the fun from home, make sure to tune on February 20 link given in the article above.

January 10, 2019: It’s official, Galaxy S10 coming at Galaxy Unpacked on February 20

Samsung just announced the Galaxy Unpacked date, February 20, 2019. At the Unpacked event, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S10 series phones in San Francisco.

January 10, 2019: Here are the battery capacities for the Foldable Phone and Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung’s foldable phone will feature two 3100 mAh batteries on each side of the fold making it a sum of 6200mAh and the 5G variant of the Samsung Galaxy S10 will be equipped with a battery capacity of 5000 mAh.

January 10, 2019: Samsung to show off its Galaxy S10 lineup and first Foldable phone on February 20

Now a new report suggests the possible launch date of the Galaxy S10 lineup and it’s first Foldable Phone. Samsung plans to unveil its 10th-anniversary flagship lineup and a working Foldable phone at events in San Francisco and London on February 20, according to people familiar with the matter.

January 10, 2019: Galaxy S10’s Unpacked event to take place in San Francisco

Samsung has decided to launch the Galaxy S10 series phones in San Francisco in mid-February, a week ahead of the MWC 2019 but not publically announced by the company.

January 8, 2019: Galaxy S10 Lite appeared on Geekbench featuring 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 855 and Android 9

January 4, 2019: Expected battery capacity for all variants of Galaxy S10

January 3, 2019: This could be the first real-life image of the Galaxy S10

A leaked image shows a phone featuring an Infinity-O display including a selfie cam with curved edges on the sides and it is said to be ‘Beyond 1’ which is the Galaxy S10’s mid version.

January 3, 2019: Galaxy S10’s unofficial screen protectors show absolute tiny bezels and fewer curves on the edges [Video]
A hands-on video from MobileFun on YouTube shows the screen protector of upcoming Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus made by Olixar. The screen protectors are almost bezel-less because the head and chin of the device are now completely shrunk compared to the Galaxy Note 9 and S9 phones.

December 31, 2018: Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ camera module consists an Ultra Wide-Angle cam
Samsung Electron-Mechanics (SEMCO) has been reportedly chosen to supply camera modules for Galaxy S10’s triple camera system and it’s also reported that these camera modules are consists of a dual camera and an ultra wide-angle camera.

December 20, 2018: Exynos 9820 promo shows the intelligence of Galaxy S10 [Video]
A new promotion video shows Samsung’s new mobile application processor (AP), Exynos 9820, and its advanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities combined with powerful custom CPU.

December 16, 2018: Some clear renders of the Galaxy S10 series screen protector
These new screen protectors show “over the display guards” without hole punching and it can be seen that camera hole on the display is different and small in comparison of Galaxy A8s.

December 12, 2018: Samsung Galaxy S10’s new report just reveals launch date, specs, and pricing
This new report on the Galaxy S10 claimed the price and some of the key specs of the Galaxy S10.

December 11, 2018: Samsung Galaxy S10 series case renders appeared online
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 series Olixar case renders have appeared on the MobileFun‘s website.

December 10, 2018: Galaxy S10+ spotted in a new render with triple-camera setup
New renders of the Galaxy S10+ (code – Beyond 2) appears, showing the Triple rear camera placed horizontally and Infinity-O Display.

December 7, 2018: Samsung Galaxy S10: S10 Lite to feature a side-mounted scanner and S10/S10+ with In-display

December 7, 2018: Samsung Galaxy S10: New renders reveal model numbers, codenames, and sizes

November 28, 2018: Samsung Galaxy S10’s three models certified in Russia

Now, Galaxy S10’s three models surfaced in Russia, as they’ve been certified by the Russian Roasccredit agency, which is similar to the FCC in the US. The model numbers are the SM-G975F, SM-G975F/DS (dual SIM), and SM-G975X.

November 27, 2018: Samsung Galaxy S10 appeared on benchmark with Exynos 9820, Android 9

November 20, 2018: Galaxy S10 could have six cameras, 5G support, 6.7-inch display, and reverse wireless charging

Samsung is planning a major technological upgrade for its 10th-anniversary flagship phones next year, including 5G network support, bigger display, and more cameras.

November 14, 2018: Samsung testing three variants of the Galaxy S10, also working on 5G model

November 14, 2018: Samsung announced Exynos 9820, optimized with AI capabilities and powerful performance
Samsung today announced ‘Exynos 9820’, the company’s next-gen 8nm LPP mobile application processor, with dedicated NPU for AI applications, faster internet modem, and improved GPU. This processor will be installed in Galaxy S10 flagship.

November 13, 2018: One of the Galaxy S10 models may feature Infinity-O display and Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor

November 12, 2018: Samsung plans to unveil the Galaxy S10 in February, 5G edition of the S10 in March

Samsung is currently planning to unveil the flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone in February, followed by the presumed Foldable Phone and another edition of the Galaxy S10 that runs on the 5G network in March.

November 9, 2018: Samsung’s new Exynos processor coming on November 14, hinted a powerful NPU
Today Samsung Exynos posted the launch date of its new processor, which is November 14 and embed a tagline into the image as “Intelligence From Within”.

Indicating that the next processor will be armed with advanced Artificial intelligence capabilities and to do this, the new System on Chip (SoC) may feature extra AI cores to bring more power inside neural processing unit (NPU).

This will be breakthrough for the next-gen processor from Samsung that’ll power the upcoming Galaxy S10 series.

November 7, 2018: Samsung showed off four display types, three of these include ‘Notch’

Today at Samsung Developer Conference 2018’s Keynote, Samsung introduced a new lineup its upcoming displays technologies. One of these new display is called “New Infinity”, which seems completely bezel-less and could possibly be seen in the upcoming Galaxy S10.

October 26, 2018: Galaxy S10 details in exposure: Full-view display, in screen fingerprint scanner, 5G capability and a cheaper variant
Another big source confirms, The Galaxy S10 will be launched in three models. The standard variant will feature a curved OLED screen along with an in-display fingerprint sensor and a triple rear cameras set up.

The source also included, that one of the three models of S10 will be packed with 5G chip and currently under consideration to launching with US mobile carrier ‘Verizon’.

There’ll also be a cheap version of the device which will be launched to win the war against its Chinese rivals, who’s selling the device on cheap prices.

Moreover, one of the Galaxy S10 variants may not feature the headphone jack relying completely on Bluetooth and USB Type-C port.

October 22, 2018: Samsung to use Substrate-like PCB for Galaxy S10 devices, similar to Galaxy S9 and Note 9
Samsung can use the Substrate-like PCB (SLP) circuit module in Galaxy S10 series for models equipped with Samsung Exynos chip.

The main reason why manufacturers using this PCB type, is because it allows to shrink the main board and make room for a larger component such as a bigger battery or to embed several more high-end components for further performance improvements.

September 25, 2018: Samsung Galaxy S10’s three models certified in China
Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT) has certified devices with model numbers SM-G9700, SM-G9730 and SM-G9750. These three model proceeds the model number of Galaxy S9 (SM-G960) and S9+ (SM-G965), showing the presence of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S-Series devices.

September 6, 2018: Samsung is working on a Galaxy S10 Plus variant with 5G connectivity
Samsung is reportedly working on a Galaxy S10 variant with 5G connectivity. The report says the S10 variant will only be produced in limited quantities, as 5G networks aren’t expected to be widespread in 2019.

August 27, 2018: All Galaxy S10 models will come with on-screen fingerprint sensor
The two high-end Galaxy S10 models will come fitted with an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint scanner while the other one will house an optical fingerprint sensor beneath the screen.

July 9, 2018: Galaxy S10 Plus could sport five cameras: three on the rear, and two on the front
A report said that the upcoming Galaxy S10+ is expected to feature a whopping five camera lenses — dual-lens on the front and a rear-facing triple-lens camera.

June 27, 2018: Samsung Galaxy S10+ to feature larger display than Note 9
The top tier phone from the three models of the Galaxy S10 series will come with a bigger screen, from 6.3 inches to 6.44, surpassing the upcoming Note 9.

June 25, 2018: Samsung is preparing three variants of Galaxy S10, one with a ‘Triple Camera’ setup
The South Korean tech giant is developing three variant of the Galaxy S10 with different camera specifications and different screen sizes, codenamed as Beyond 0, Beyond 1 and Beyond 2.

June 23, 2018: Samsung Galaxy S10 SoC variants SD855 and Exynos 9820, new phone new chips

June 22, 2018: Galaxy S10 to ditch the iris scanner for in-display fingerprint and a new facial recognition system
Samsung has decided to not feature the iris scanner on the 10th anniversary S-series device, instead, the company will include an in-display fingerprint sensor and a new security sensor module on the Galaxy S10.

In case of using a better security solution, Samsung will also include a 3D sensor for facial recognition.

June 4, 2018: Samsung may use its latest ‘Sound On Display’ technology in Galaxy S10 as its top new feature
At SID 2018, Samsung demonstrated a new technology called ‘Sound on Display’, a new technology that the company is reportedly working as a trump card for its Galaxy S10 device but there are no official words on this available at the moment.

May 30, 2018: Galaxy S10 to get an on-screen fingerprint scanner, Qualcomm will make ‘ultrasonic sensors’
A report is here that says Samsung Electronics confirmed that the Galaxy S10 will get an on-display fingerprint scanner, something that was once rumored for the Galaxy S9.

“Samsung Electronics has decided to commercialize the display fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S10,” Samsung Electronics said in a statement. “We know Samsung Display is in charge of the display and Qualcomm is in the spotlight,” it added.

May 14, 2018: Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S10 will feature a display with a pixel density of 600PPI
Now, a rumor appears that suggests the upcoming Galaxy S10 will feature a display that’ll bring a higher pixel density of 600PPI, compared to the Galaxy S9 which comes with the display density of 570PPI.

May 3, 2018: Report: Samsung Galaxy S10 codenamed ‘Beyond’, will feature ‘on-screen fingerprint reader’
The latest report reveals the company has codenamed the next Galaxy S smartphones as ‘Beyond‘. The Galaxy S9 series was code-named “Star,” whereas the Galaxy S8 family was internally referred to as “Dream.”

Samsung has already started informing its suppliers that it’s planning on equipping the Galaxy S10 with an on-screen fingerprint reader developed jointly by Qualcomm, Synaptics, and Ezestek.

March 15, 2018: Israeli startup reportedly working on developing 3-D sensing camera solutions for Samsung Galaxy S10
According to news reports on March 15, Israeli startup Mantis Vision is working on developing 3-D sensing camera solutions for Samsung Electronics’ next-generation Galaxy S smartphones, tentatively called the Galaxy S10.

Galaxy S10 Specifications

Back in 2015, Samsung started the trend of launching two variant of the single phone with Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which is still in action with the reign of Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.

2015 — Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
2016 — Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
2017 — Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
2018 — Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

But in 2019, this dual variant launch trend will receive a change because the reports above reveal that Samsung is preparing three models of the upcoming Galaxy S10 flagship with different specs with codename – Beyond 0 – (SM-G970), Beyond 1 (SM-G973), and Beyond 2 (SM-G975).

Beyond 0 (Galaxy S10 Lite) will be the cheapest model in the series and will feature a flat panel 5.8-inch Infinity-O display with a dual camera on the back and one on the front embedded inside the hole.

Beyond 1 (Galaxy S10) features a curved edge 6.1-inch Infinity-O display with Fingerprint On Display and comes with Three rear cameras and single on the front.

Beyond 2 (Galaxy S10+) features a curved edge 6.4-inch Infinity-O display with Fingerprint On Display and comes with Triple rear camera system along with dual-selfie camera system in the front.

To be mentioned, all three models will come with OneUI (Android 9 Pie) preinstalled.

Release :

Samsung has officially confirmed the launch of Galaxy S10, which will happen at this year’s first Galaxy Unpacked event on February 20, 2019, at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, USA. Followed by the Galaxy S10 that runs on the 5G network expected to launch in March 2019.

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