Samsung Galaxy S10: Rumours | Specifications | Pricing


What to expect

From cameras and fingerprint sensors integrated into the screen to 5G network support, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 line looks set to significantly disrupt the status quo in the smartphone space.


Samsung Galaxy S10 at a glance
When will the Samsung Galaxy S10 come out? Possibly at CES 2019, almost certainly by Mobile World Congress 2019.
What's new about the Samsung Galaxy S10? In-screen fingerprint sensor and front camera, 5G support, additional low-cost model to join the S10 and S10+.
How much will the Samsung Galaxy S10 cost? $1,000 – $1,500+.

After playing it relatively safe with the Galaxy S9, Samsung seems to be swinging for the fences with the groundbreaking design of the Galaxy S10.

Alongside Apple, Samsung is arguably the biggest name in the smartphone business. Its Galaxy S handsets go toe-to-toe with the latest iPhones, outperforming practically all other Android smartphones in terms of both popularity and features.

Like Apple, Samsung iterates on its Galaxy S line each and every year. Sleeker designs, improved performance and even-steeper price tags are typically the order of the day, but for the Galaxy S10 line, Samsung appears to have loftier ambitions in mind.

Design

  • More screen space thanks to an under-screen fingerprint sensor and front-facing camera.
  • New cheaper model will not feature an Infinity display.

Camera

  • Triple-array camera for the S10+.
  • 3D camera for facial recognition.

Performance

  • Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 promises enhanced performance in AI tasks.
  • 5G connectivity may be an option.

Battery life

  • No details yet, but 3,000mAh to 4,000mAh seems likely.
  • Wireless charging all but certain, but how fast?.

Early outlook

  • Exciting features and a broader range of handsets bode very well for the Samsung Galaxy S10.

Pricing and availability

  • The Samsung Galaxy S10 could debut as early as CES 2019, and certainly by MWC 2019.
  • Pricing will likely hover around $1,000 for the new cheaper model, $1,200+ for the standard Galaxy S10 and $1,500+ for the Samsung Galaxy S10+.

So when will we see the Samsung Galaxy S10 debut? It's something of an open question, thanks largely to Samsung's reveal of its foldable phone prototypes at its Samsung Developer conference.

Foldable phones are likely to be a hot item in 2019, but that creates a problem for Samsung with its more regular Galaxy S10. Some rumours suggest that this may lead Samsung to speed the Galaxy S10 to market by announcing it at CES 2019, rather than its more traditional launch window around Mobile World Congress.

Releasing the Galaxy S10 at CES would free Samsung up to show off, if not launch its foldable Galaxy X/F phone at MWC, or possibly later in the year.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 specifications

Product name
Samsung Galaxy S10
Display size
5.8 inches/6.2 inches
Resolution
TBC
PPI
TBC
Processor
Snapdragon 855 (or Exynos equivalent)
RAM
8GB
Storage
128GB+ expected
Operating system
Android 9
Front camera
16MP + 8MP
Rear camera
16MP + 12MP + 12MP
Battery
3,000mAh+
Dimensions
TBC
Weight
TBC
Price
$1,000 – $1,500+
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Updated December 13th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Exynos 9810
6.4
2960 x 1440
128GB
512GB
Exynos 7885
5.6
2220 x 1080
32GB
Exynos 9810
6.2
2960 x 1440
64GB
256GB
Exynos 9810
5.8
2960 x 1440
64GB
256GB
Snapdragon 425
5
960 x 540
16GB
Exynos 8895
6.3
2960 x 1440
64GB
Exynos 7870
5.2
1280 × 720
32GB
Exynos 7870
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
Exynos 8895
5.8
2960 x 1440
64GB
Exynos 8895
6.2
2960 x 1440
64GB
Exynos 7880
5.2
1920 x 1080
32GB
Exynos 7880
5.7
1920 x 1080
32GB
Exynos 8890
5.1
2560 x 1440
32GB
64GB
Exynos 8890
5.5
2560 x 1440
32GB
64GB
Spreadtrum SC8830
5
1280 x 720
8GB
Spreadtrum SC9830
4.5
800 x 480
8GB

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Matt Sayer

Matt is a writer covering the latest tech, telco and video game news at finder.com.au. In his downtime from helping Aussies make informed decisions on their broadband, mobile phone, and streaming video plans, he likes exploring rich video game worlds and kicking back with a good book.

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