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Samsung Galaxy S10 – it’s closer than you think!

Samsung is planning another impressive release on 2019 and it’s rumored to be breathtaking. Techradar analyzed all the information we have so far. The Samsung Galaxy S10 has the potential to be the most exciting phone of 2019, as after the incremental upgrade that was the Samsung Galaxy S9 the South Korean firm is poised for a major overhaul. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus are strong, but not 5 stars strong, and we’re going to need to see some big changes for the brand to stay on top, especially in the face of fiercer competition from the likes of Apple and Huawei. We don’t know everything about the Galaxy S10 yet, but we are starting to hear a number of rumors, all of which you’ll find below. And below that you’ll find a wish list of the main things we want – nay, need – from the phone, including an in-screen fingerprint scanner and a fresh design. The good news is that if early rumors are to be believed we might get at least one of those things. Cut to the chase • What is it? Samsung’s next main flagship • What will it cost? It’s sure to be very expensive • When is it out? Probably early 2019 Samsung Galaxy S10 release date and price The Samsung Galaxy S10 launch date is likely to be in early 2019. More specifically we’ll probably see it at MWC 2019, which takes place from February 25-28. Not only does a leaker claim we’ll see it then, but Samsung announced the Galaxy S9 range at MWC 2018, so the 2019 show is the most likely release date. Samsung doesn’t always announce its Galaxy S flagships there, but recent models have all been announced in the first few months of the year, so we’d be surprised if we don’t see the Samsung Galaxy S10 by the end of March 2019. Though it could arrive earlier, as we might see it in January at CES 2019 if one rumor is to be believed. That takes place from January 8-11, but that feels too early for such as major announcement, so we’d take this particular Galaxy S10 leak with a fair pinch of salt. Of course, whenever it is announced you might not be able to buy it straight away. When it does go on sale it’s sure to cost a lot. There aren’t any Samsung Galaxy S10 price rumors yet, but the Galaxy S9 launched at $719.99 / £739 / AU$1,199, while the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus went on sale for $840 / £869 / AU$1,349. We’d expect the Galaxy S10 range will cost at least that much when it does arrive.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 design and display Hottest leaks: • Three different screen sizes • A bezel-free design • A 19:9 aspect ratio and 1440 x 3040 resolution According to Samsung’s mobile business chief, DJ Koh, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will have some “very significant” design changes and come in some “amazing” colors. One leak from OnLeaks suggests those colors may be Black, Grey, Blue, Red, Green and Yellow. DJ Koh didn’t get more specific than the above, but a benchmark for a mystery Samsung phone which could be the S10 points to a 19:9 aspect ratio, which would make it taller than the 18.5:9 Galaxy S9. Along with that the benchmark suggests a resolution of 1440 x 3040, which would be a slight boost, and there’s every chance that to achieve those things Samsung would slim the bezels, fitting a larger, sharper screen into the same size body. One thing the Galaxy S10 probably won’t have though, is a notch, because, as noted by T3, Samsung has taken to Twitter to criticize the notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL, so presumably it won’t be going down that route for its next flagship. It could ditch bezels completely though, as Samsung has teased another phone(the Galaxy A8S) in the image below, showing a handset that seemingly has no notch or bezels. This might be achieved by drilling a hole into the screen for the camera, according to one source. Of course, this isn’t the Samsung Galaxy S10, but the S10 could well sport a similar design. We’ve also seen a photo, possibly showing a prototype of the Samsung Galaxy S10 (though notably the source didn’t refer to it by name but did say “this may be a design beyond”, and ‘Beyond’ is believed to be the codename of the Galaxy S10). The image, which you can see below, shows a handset with a curved screen and almost no bezel on any edge. There seems to be less bezel in fact than we’ve seen on any other phone, suggesting the front-facing camera may either pop up or be built into the screen. You can’t see much else, but in addition to the power and volume buttons it looks like the Bixby button is making a return – if this photo really is showing the S10 and if nothing changes in the design before launch, which are two big ifs, especially as reputable leaker @OnLeaks has poured cold water on the image, claiming it’s fake. When it comes to the screen though it’s worth noting that there’s sure to be more than one size. In fact, this time around there might be three. One of these, apparently codenamed ‘Beyond 0’, is said to have a 5.8-inch screen which might be flat. That would be the most basic model, but there’s also said to be ‘Beyond 1’, which apparently has a 5.8-inch curved screen, and ‘Beyond 2’, with a 6.2-inch curved screen. There’s also said to be differences in the three models’ fingerprint scanners and cameras, which we’ll get to in the relevant sections below. All of that has been given more credence thanks to people familiar with the matter speaking to Bloomberg. Those sources also confirmed the company is experimenting with a prototype that loses the 3.5mm headphone jack. samsung great Samsung Galaxy S10 biometric security Hottest leaks: • An in-screen fingerprint scanner • An improved 3D face scanner The picture above is our only real possible sighting of the Galaxy S10 yet (and we use the term ‘real’ very loosely), but we have heard a number of things about it, and one rumor we have seen pop up numerous times is the presence of an in-screen fingerprint scanner. This would go nicely with the all-screen design that’s being tipped for the phone, and would see the Galaxy S10 follow in the footsteps of the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS and Vivo Nex. A report claims that it will use an ultrasonic Qualcomm scanner, and that Samsung has felt pressured to include it due to Vivo and Huawei both having phones with in-screen scanners. Multiple separate sources who spoke to The Bell have said as much, adding that Samsung will also look to ditch the iris scanning tech in the Galaxy S10 in favor of an improved 3D face scanner – much like the one found on the iPhone X. An earlier rumor also talks about an in-screen scanner, stating that while an in-screen scanner wouldn’t be ready in time for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, it would be ready by sometime next year, making the Samsung Galaxy S10 a candidate for one.