Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S10 could deliver significant design and feature updates to the South Korean smartphone manufacturer’s flagship line of premium smartphones.
At least, that’s what the rumors are suggesting. Even Samsung Mobile’s leader DJ Koh has chimed in to hype up the next Galaxy S smartphone.
If the rumors are accurate, we’re expecting a pretty significant overhaul in the Galaxy S10 lineup that could see the adoption of new technologies, next-gen specs, and a more modern design. If true, these rumors paint a futuristic vision of what the Galaxy S10 could look like.
Check out the leaks and rumors for the Galaxy S10, with a little visual help from a video from concept artist Concept Creator:
There will be three models of the Galaxy S10.
Samsung is supposedly planning to offer three variants of the Galaxy S10, according to the often reliable technology analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has successfully predicted elements of new Apple iPhones.
One model will have a 5.8-inch display, another will have a 6.1-inch display, and the other will have a 6.4-inch display, Kuo believes. They’re all said to come with Samsung’s signature curved edges, but some rumor-mongers think otherwise, with the smaller model coming with a flat display.
There could be another variant that supports new, ultra-high-speed 5G networks.
The larger Galaxy S10 Plus model could come in two different variations, one of which will have 5G support, according to XDA-Developers, citing information it found in the code inside an upcoming software update for the Galaxy S9 Plus.
5G is a new wireless standard that promises extremely fast data speeds and potentially less congestion than the current 4G LTE standard is experiencing today. That means 5G data speeds will still be fast, even during times of peak data traffic.
So far, however, 5G availability is extremely limited and hasn’t been fully deployed by most carriers.
Rumors are suggesting that the Galaxy S10 will have a front-facing fingerprint scanner underneath the display.
A front-facing fingerprint scanner embedded underneath the display is perhaps the most hotly anticipated feature that could come to the Galaxy S10 — and the rumor mill says it’s well on its way.
An invisible fingerprint scanner underneath the display would certainly add to the futuristic look and feel of the Galaxy S10. So far, some phones from Chinese manufacturers including Vivo, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Huawei have this kind of hidden fingerprint sensor.
One of the latest rumors claims that embedded fingerprint sensors will come standard on two of upcoming Galaxy S10 models, according to The Investor, and the lower-end model with a flat display will have a regular fingerprint scanner on the side of the phone. The rumor lines up with Ming-Chi Kuo’s earlier predictions.