Samsung to launch Galaxy S10 series and foldable smartphone on February 20th; Everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S10 series to be announced on February 20th along with a fully-functional foldable smartphone from Samsung.

Friday, January 11, 2019

/ by Aman Banka

In surprising news, Samsung has officially announced that it will be hosting its first annual Galaxy UNPACKED event on February 20th, 2019 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

The invite blog post does not include the name "Galaxy S10" but it clearly shows number '10' and reads "Welcome to the next generation" followed by another blog post titled "A Journey of Mobile Innovation" where the company talks about how it layered the foundation of the Galaxy S series and plans for shaping the next ten years with the launch of the 10th anniversary Galaxy flagship series smartphone.

In another news, The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung will showcase 'a fully-functional foldable smartphone' at the same Galaxy S10 launch event. The device is anticipated to be called the Galaxy F or Galaxy Fold, based on the name trademarks by Samsung. The Samsung foldable smartphone is in news since 2017 and it's finally happening.

Samsung at its Developer Conference in late-2018 unveiled the Infinity Flex Display, where it gave a glimpse (attached below) of its unfinished foldable smartphone, which more or less looked like a box/book with displays embedded in it. Though it had a protective case on top, the device didn't impress many. We hope Samsung has worked on the design after hearing rave reviews since its demonstration and made it better than the Xiaomi's upcoming foldable device.

Read More: Is Xiaomi working on a dual-sided foldable smartphone? Alleged video leaked

Samsung Galaxy S10: Everything You Need To Know

Samsung is expected to launch three variants of the Galaxy S10 smartphone, including a lite version called the Samsung Galaxy S10 E, along with the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus.

The current rumors and leaks reveal that all the three variants will feature a punch hole on the top right corner of the device (Infinity-O display). The Galaxy S10 E and the Galaxy S10 will host a single punch for the front-facing camera. On the other hand, there will be dual front cameras on the S10 Plus. Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 will be taking care of the performance.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Render - By PhoneArena

Talking about the cameras, the S10 Lite and the S10 might feature dual sensors on its back, with triple sensors on the Galaxy S10 Plus. Both the Galaxy S10 and its big brother will have an in-display ultra-sonic fingerprint scanner.

On the front, the Galaxy S10 Lite, S10 and S10 Plus will come with a 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.4-inch display size with 3100 mAh, 3500 mAh and 4000 mAh battery beneath it respectively. The S10 Lite is said to come with a flat display and sans in-display fingerprint scanner. Samsung will be eliminating the iris scanner from the S10 series.

Also, a 5G variant of the Galaxy S10 is said to be in works which could be announced a couple of months after the Galaxy S10 series launch. Internally called the Beyond X, it is rumored to come with a 6.7-inch screen, four rear cameras, two front-facing cameras, and with humongous 5000 mAh battery.

The GALAXY Unpacked event is scheduled a week prior to the start of the biggest mobile show of the year, MWC 2019. I'm personally expecting big announcements from Samsung at this 10th anniversary Galaxy S series flagship launch event.

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