Even as Samsung gears up for the launch of its Galaxy Note 9 model on August 9, 2018, the rumor mills have started churning out potential details about its flagship device for 2019, the Samsung Galaxy S10. For Samsung fans, who were sorely disappointed by the less-than-impressive changes and same old rehashed design in the Galaxy S9 and S9+ models, the leaks about the Galaxy S10 bring excitement and hope, for it is touted to be one of the most radical phones created by the South Korean giant in recent years. Here are all the details doing the rounds on the internet:
Three New Models To Debut In 2019
Taking a leaf out of Apple’s book, Samsung is expected to launch three new Galaxy S10 models in 2019. These will be:
- The flagship Galaxy S10 model
- A lower-budget Galaxy S10
- The Galaxy S10+ phablet
Galaxy S10+ Set to Hog The Limelight, Expected To Feature 5-Camera System
Of the 3 phones, the S10+ is set to be the star of the show. It is expected to be equipped with loads of new, exciting features, as well as a camera setup having a total of five cameras. According to the latest leaks, the Galaxy S10+ is rumored to have:
- New infinity display design with smaller bezels.
- In-screen optical finger sensor
- New-triple camera lens system. According to a report by Korean news portal The Bell, the Galaxy S10+ will have a new ultra-wide angle lens, in addition to the dual lens system. Surprisingly, the report gave supposedly precise details on the camera specs – a 12 megapixel (MP) wide-angle sensor + 12 MP telephoto sensor for optical zoom and Portrait Mode + 16 MP ultra-wide angle photosensor. The main wide-angle camera will reportedly have a 77-degree lens, while the ultra-wide angle camera will feature a 120-angle degree view.
- The front-facing camera is likely to be similar to what is already available on the Samsung Galaxy A8 model i.e. a standard camera sensor + a secondary telephoto sensor to enable Portrait Mode selfies with a blurred background.
Is there Any Other Smartphone With a Rear Triple-Camera Setup?
The Huawei P20 Pro is currently the only smartphone with a triple-camera system. However, it doesn’t have a super-wide angle option and comes with a monochrome sensor for improved low light capabilities, along with a native monochrome shooting mode.
Will the Finger-Print Sensor Really be In-Display?
Yes. In fact, Samsung has itself confirmed to ET News that it plans to put a Qualcomm-produced ultrasonic fingerprint sensor in the Galaxy S10. The sensor would be under the display and will read your fingerprint to boost the security.
Translated in English, Samsung’s statement reads:
“Samsung Electronics has decided to commercialize the display fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S10. We know Samsung Display is in charge of the display and Qualcomm is in the spotlight.”
Galaxy S10 Screen To Have a Pixel Count Exceeding 600 PPI?
This is what a rumor suggests, according to a tweet by username ‘Ice Universe’
Rumored that the screen resolution of the Galaxy S10 will exceed 600PPI
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 14, 2018
If true, then it means the pixel count will be higher than the QHD+ of the Galaxy S9, which sits at 570ppi.
Providing such a high ppi count will certainly enhance the display, but the battery is also likely to get messed up. What will Samsung do to deal with this?
Our personal opinion- the Galaxy S9 screen is the best one right now, and it would make no sense to degrade the battery performance for higher ppi (if indeed the rumor is true).
When is the Galaxy S10 series expected to launch?
Though it is too early to make a prediction, the Samsung Galaxy S10 may debut at CES 2019. The usual trend is to launch the models at the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which takes place in late February. However, that slot will be reportedly reserved for its foldable Galaxy X series, which will be the Korean tech giant’s 3rd flagship series of smartphones. As of now, any purported launch date should be taken with a grain of salt, as other commentators are not convinced about the wisdom of launching the S10 two months earlier at CES 2019.