Samsung has announced that there is going to be a ‘Galaxy Unpacked 2019’ event scheduled for Feb. 20. There isn’t anything else that the company has revealed of the event though the timing is one big give-away of it being the conference that would yield the Galaxy S10.
Samsung usually launches the ‘S’ series of flagship devices towards Feb. End though there is one big difference with the launch venue this time, it’s going to happen in San Francisco, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Usually, Samsung would launch the ‘S’ flagship at Barcelona in Spain.
The only other aspect mentioned in the invite is that ‘this year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Galaxy series’. This can be another tell-tale sign of there being something special about the Galaxy S10 this year, apart from the usual niceties usually associated with a flagship device.
Also, and not surprisingly, rumor mills are at best trying to predict what the S10 would be like in reality. And if what they churn out is anything to go by, there is going to be three S10 versions this time round, each with different display and battery size to cater to three different price segments.
However, the biggest take-away with the new S10 is its punch-hole display where there is going to be a hole in the front display to accommodate the selfie camera. Such an approach can be considered to be the next best solution after we have seen the notch as the preferred design feature to have an edge to edge display. With the S10, the front cam will likely be placed along the top right corner, which means there are some adjustments to be made for selfie shots.
Among the other features expected to be part of the S10 package include an in-screen fingerprint sensor and triple lens rear cam. Also, what is almost a certainty is that the phone will be powered by the 7nm Snapdragon 855 for the US-bound models while the S10 devices meant for international markets would have the Exynos 9820 at its core.
As for the three variant, the biggest is expected to have a 6.4-inch display that would also sport a 4000mAh battery while the S10 model next in line will have a 6.1-inch display having a 3500mAh battery. The smallest and cheapest model will have a 5.8-inch display and a 3000mAh battery.
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Also, of course, these are all rumors at best, and we expect to have more details on S10 coming our way in the coming weeks.