A little over 3 weeks have passed since the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which became publicly available to consumers a week ago. But that hasn’t stopped the train from moving onto the next big rumour. Although it’s still very early, with an expected 6-7 months between now and its launch, the rumours for the upcoming Galaxy S10 are steadily gaining more ‘veritas.’
So what do we know so far? Let’s start off with the basics. It has been revealed that instead of the usual two device line-up for the S-series, as we’ve seen in recent years, Samsung are lining up three new smartphones for the launch. This will include the phablet-sized S10 Plus, the standard S10, as well as a new entry, the S10 Mini – although we’ve seen this quite a few years back, but with a separate launch.
Unfortunately, there are no leaked factory images of screens, covers, or any other hardware snaps we can refer to, but that isn’t to say there isn’t any news. From all accounts thus far, reports of an improved design has been heard for a few weeks now, even before the launch of the Note 9 itself. And it’s all been positive. The word is that the Galaxy S10 won’t feature the same minor changes as we saw on the S8 to S9 iteration, but rather something more significant. The evolution of the Infinity Display will be something to look forward to, with the expectation of even smaller bezels, creating an almost completely filled front display.
It’s been suggested, rumoured, promised, and then ripped away for quite a few releases now. Even the likes of Apple’s iPhone hasn’t been impervious to this rumour. But with the likes of the Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design sporting an in-screen fingerprint sensor, it would only be a matter of time before it would find it’s way into a flagship Samsung device. Will it be the Galaxy S10, though? Experts seem to think so. Leaks have pointed to an ultrasonic fingerprint sensors embedded in the display, which will allow users to unlock their devices, authenticate payments, and open secure apps directly from the locked screen.
One of the biggest talking points from the Note 9 launch was it’s outright performance and benchmarks. The phablet sports the same chipset from the S9 and S9 Plus, which didn’t match up in outright performance to the iPhone X. That said, the real world performance and experience aren’t always dictated by benchmark tests. With Apple to release their next-generation, 7nm A12 chipsets with the launch of the next iPhone, Samsung has some ground to make up in that department. The company will be unveiling it’s own Exynos 7nm chipset in the S10 when it launches.
Tech experts and fans were questioning the release of Huawei’s triple camera P20 Pro, but while it was initially considered overkill, the results spoke for itself. With the success of the triple camera, Samsung have also started experimenting with the technology, and looking to feature three sensors on the S10. The triple camera will be available on both the S10 and S10 Plus devices. The rumour is that the setup will feature two 12MP sensors, featuring wide-angle and telephoto sensors, with the third being a 16MP ultra-wide-angle sensor.
As always, these are just rumours, for which there will definitely be more concrete evidence for the Samsung Galaxy S10 in the months to follow.