Samsung today confirmed that it will be announcing the most-awaited Samsung Galaxy S10 at an event in San Francisco on February 20. The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event is expected to celebrate 10 years of the company’s Galaxy Line of smartphones while also providing the platform for other devices from the company like the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus. The event invitation has a huge “10” across the middle leaving no doubt about the launch.
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This announcement also means that the Korean manufacturer will likely to make a departure from launching at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona which is the usual venue for the Galaxy devices launch. Though there will likely to be local events for different regions such as London, the main stage seems to be in California. The company also assured that the event will be live-streamed so that everyone, including those sitting at home will be able to watch the launch.
As for the device, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will be available in three variants: a regular version, a Plus version and a flat variant. The phone is expected to come with an Infinity-O display with a cut-out notch containing the selfie camera. The device is also touted to come with a new in-screen fingerprint scanner that used ultrasonic sound technology along with a technology called “Powershare” that could be reverse- charging.
It is also reported to have triple camera setup at the rear. It is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 in some regions while the other regions will get the company’s own Exynos 9280 including the UK.
The prices of the devices has also leaked before revealing the Lite variant of the smartphone featuring a 5.8 inch display and 128GB storage to be priced at £669. The regular curved variant of the S10 with a 6.1 inch display with 128GB and 512GB storage will be priced at £799 and £999 respectively. The third model is offered in a 128GB, 512GB and 1TB storage variant costing £89, £1099 and £1399.The 1TB storage variant is speculated to be the rumoured 5G variant with 6.7 inch display with six cameras considering the high price tag.