Samsung has been the top player in the android game since the conception of its Galaxy S series and has continuously been making outrageous phones with ultimate specs to always remain in the list of best smartphones in terms of camera and performance.
Galaxy S10 is the latest offering to be expected in the company’s flagship line-up and the rumor mill is already churning around the phone.
As the popular opinion prevails, Galaxy S9 did not prove to be a considerable update to the S8, still, it managed to top the global sales in April 2018. S10 however, is being deemed as a revolutionary upgrade over its predecessor. Here is all that you want to know about the phone.
Recent revelations about the design of the phone steal the spotlight, and not for a good reason. As it was earlier rumored that the phone would come with an in-display hole for the camera, a real-life image of the Galaxy S10 Plus has popped up with an even more weird place of front cameras.
As much as we hate it, the image seems to show that the device will have a side-notch to host the camera, extending from one corner of the phone’s display.
Ice Universe, a notable leaker, revealed an image of the phone but did not label it as Galaxy S10, instead called it “Beyond” in the caption, which is a codename for Samsung’s upcoming phone.
Ice Universe revealed that the S10 will feature an OLED display with an insane resolution of more than 600 ppi. Moreover, the leaker revealed that the phone will have an astounding 93% screen to body ratio.
According to the latest leak about specs, Galaxy S10 will feature the latest chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with 5G connectivity. Talking about the chipset, it is also rumored that Samsung is working on an Artificial Intelligence enabled chip similar to Huawei’s NPU that will use the machine learning mechanism to boost the performance of the phone.
In terms of chipset, S10 is expected to come in two variants where one will host the Snapdragon 855 while the other variant will come with the company’s in-house processor, Exynos 9820
If a new leak is to be believed, Galaxy S10 will be a substantial upgrade over the S9 in terms of RAM and storage capabilities. The phone is said to receive 6Gb of RAM which will go on to 12GB in different variants.
According to noted leaker Ice Universe, Samsung’s upcoming flagship will come equipped with LPDDR5 RAM technology and a UFS 3.0 storage, giving it a significant boost in performance.
3D Facial Recognition
According to a Korean news outlet The bell, an Israeli startup Mantis Vision is reportedly working with camera firm Namuga to develop a camera module for the Galaxy S10 which will be used not only for 3D facial recognition but also for Augmented Reality.
Rumors on the camera of Galaxy S10 lineup suggest that the higher version like the Galaxy S10+ will come with a Quad-camera setup like the one that has recently been introduced in the Galaxy A9 2018.
The standard Galaxy S10 will feature a triple camera setup similar to what we have seen on the Galaxy A7 2018 but since these are just rumors, you can ignore them untill the official launch of the phone.
In Display Fingerprint Sensor
Earlier, much hype was created around the Galaxy Note 9 having in display fingerprint sensor fans were left disappointed after they came to know that Note 9 will host the traditional fingerprint scanner.
However, according to ETNews from Korea, Qualcomm is sought to supply fingerprint scanners for the Galaxy S10. In addition to that, the report claims that Samsung will be using ultrasonic fingerprint sensor which strongly hints that the upcoming flagship will host the in-display fingerprint scanner.
Since Qualcomm has also launched an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner along with Snapdragon 855, it is highly likely that the phone will come with an in-display sensor.
In a conversation with the investor, DJ Koh, head of Samsung’s mobile division told that the company was considering a name change for the upcoming Galaxy phone. Owing to the company’s 10 anniversary it is fairly possible that the company renames its flagship to align with anniversary year just like what Xiaomi did with its Mi 8.
While rumors are pretty patchy about when the company is going to announce the Galaxy S10, it is highly likely that we will see the launch of the phone at Mobile World Congress 2019. As we look at the historical stats, Samsung has always been launching its flagships anywhere near the MWC.