Samsung to unveil the Galaxy S10 on 21 February

Posted: 11 January 2019 11:04 am News

Speculation is building in the lead-up to the smartphone's release.

Samsung fans only have to wait just over a month before they get the full details on the company's newest flagship device, the Galaxy S10.

The company chose to announce the device away from its typical venue of choice: Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona. Instead, Samsung will announce the phone at its own Unpacked keynote in San Francisco, almost 10,000km from Spain and just five days before MWC is set to kick off.

Now that we have a confirmed announcement date of 20 February (in the US), we'll see a lot of speculation around what the newest Samsung device has in store. Samsung announced at CES 2019 that it would come to market with a 5G-enabled smartphone within the first half of 2019, but perhaps what is capturing more attention is whether or not the device will be foldable. Samsung did show off its foldable display technology last November in a prototype, but whether or not it's ready for market yet is unclear.

10 is the magic number for Samsung this year. The marketing materials for the event state that the "devices" (note the plural) are the result of "10 years of innovations". The stylised invite to the event also included a rather obvious 10 flying onto and around the screen.

For those wanting to know every detail as it becomes available, you won't have to travel all the way to San Francisco. Samsung will be live streaming the event on its website on Thursday 21 February at the relatively friendly time of 6am (AEDT).

While it doesn't look like Samsung will be placing much emphasis on MWC, it does still have a relatively large presence on the ground, along with Sony, LG, Qualcomm and Huawei.

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