Here's what we know till now about the upcoming Galaxy S10 series from Samsung as we near the Unpacked event in San Francisco which is set to be held on February 20.
It’s now established that Samsung is all set to launch its flagship Galaxy S10 series and the Galaxy F foldable smartphone at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on February 20. With less than a month to go for the grand event, we’re already aware of the sure things and the ‘maybes’ that the Galaxy S10 will pack on the inside through the latest leaks and rumours.
Here’s what we think we’ll see on the Samsung Galaxy S10.
No notch nonsense but a hole cutout
The highlight of the upcoming flagship is that Samsung will skip the notch-generation to jump in the bandwagon for a hole on the display which it’s aptly naming it as the Infinity-O display. It’s more or less the same circular cutout which was first found on the Honor View 20 smartphone, featuring a hole punched out to indulge a front facing camera. The Plus model of the same is expected to bring a wider cutout to feature two front-facing lenses for selfies.
An S10 Lite to beat Apple’s iPhone XR
It’s a familiar feeling to see Samsung ready up two models of its flagship S-series which this time will be equipped 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch displays on the front. Additionally, the South Korean company is believed to be developing a 5.8-inch model which we’re calling the S10 Lite unless Samsung renames it at the event. The S10 Lite will what be Samsung’s take on Apple’s ‘affordable’ iPhone XR. We can expect the device to be a stripped off version of the S10 with a regular not curved display.
The first S-series smartphone to take on the triple-camera game
Be it the Galaxy S10 or S10 Plus, it’s believed that both the devices will equip three cameras at the back which is the first time in the Galaxy S-series. The Korean company has taken a step from Google’s Pixel page to provide the standard S10 unit with the same camera setup as that of the more expensive Galaxy S10 Plus.
Yes, the headphone jack is still very much alive. Thanks, Samsung!
Recent reports and leaks have almost confirmed that Samsung is not shying away from including a headphone jack on its latest flagship smartphone. This will impress a lot of users since there are still thousands of us who still use a traditional wired audio system as our default go-to option.
What powers the inside of the S10
It might not come as a surprise and rightly so. Samsung is known to be one the earliest adopters of Qualcomm’s flagship chip of the year and the S10 will be no different. The device is expected to come powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset or its own Exynos 9820 with up to 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage.
One UI with Android Pie
Samsung announced its One UI interface at the same time it unveiled its Infinity Flex Display and the latest Galaxy S flagship will boast of a new version of the One UI and will be garnished with Google’s Android 9 Pie. Samsung has devised the One UI software in collaboration with Google and Android developers to ensure minimal effort and one-handed usage on phone with large displays.
It’s Note 7 fiasco might still be ringing as a fresh memory but Samsung is upping the battery game on the Galaxy S10 which is expected to come with a slightly larger 3,100mAh. The Plus model will also get an upgrade with a total of 4,100mAh units of power to fuel the screen.
Fast wireless charging
Samsung has already been making efforts to improve wireless charging and this time around, we’ll see a new 15-watt wireless charging adapter for the Galaxy S10. That’s as fast as Samsung’s current Fast Charge technology which means, the S10 will charge wirelessly at the same rate as when it’s connected to the adapter with wires.
Reverse wireless charging
To add to the praises, the S10 lineup won’t just feature wireless charging, they might also enable support for reverse wireless charging. What this essentially means is that the S10 series will be able to charge another smartphone without wires, considering the latter supports wireless charging. The feature is expected to labelled as Powershare on the Galaxy S10.
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