What (we think) we know about the Samsung Galaxy S10

The Galaxy S10 will be revealed at an event in San Francisco

on February 20
. This much we know for sure. Samsung sent out
invites for the event sporting a giant number a few weeks back.
It’s clear the company’s looking to get out ahead of what
should be a fairly action-packed Mobile World Congress this
year. 

We know, too, that the event will be occasion for the company to
talk up its
forthcoming foldable
. Samsung told up as much during its last
developer conference — and for good measure, the invite also
sported a large crease down the middle. The S10, however, will
almost certainly be the real star of the show.

And in typical Samsung fashion, the new flagship has been
leaking out like crazy since late last year. By now, it seems,
we’ve seen handset from every conceivable angle. So here’s what
we know — or, what we think we know, at least.

For starters, Samsung is skipping the notch altogether, jumping
straight from skinny top bezel to
pinhole cutout
— what the company called its “Infinity O”
display. It’s more or less the same as the one found on the
recently revealed
Galaxy A9 Pro
. The S10+, meanwhile, will feature an oblong
version of hole punch, seemingly in order to include a second
front-facing camera.

Interestingly, there are believed to be
three S10 models
set to be announced on the 20th. You’ve got
your standard S10 (6.1-inch), the S10 Plus (6.4-inch) and a budget
version (5.8-inch), which will be something akin to Samsung’s
take on the iPhone XR. Among other things, the product may be
devoid of the curved screens that have become a mainstay for the
Galaxy line.

With Samsung’s Note woes well in the rearview mirror, the
company is reportedly amping up to once again boost the
battery life
, with the S10 sporting a 3,100mAh and the Plus
carrying a whopping 4,100mAh. Huge if true.

Less surprising is the inclusion of the Snapdragon 855 —
that’s going to power practically every non-iPhone flagship this
year. Ditto for Android Pie. 5G is much less certain, however.
While it’s true that Samsung has already announced that not one
but two handset will arrive from the company sporting the next-gen
cellular tech, we can’t say for sure whether the S10 will be
among them.

That said, rumors about a Galaxy S10 X sporting
the tech aren’t out of the real of possibility. That seems more
likely than Samsung shoehorning it into the base model. After all,
5G won’t be hitting a saturation point this year. That could
bring the number of S10 models up to four. 

Similarly, rumors around the headphone jack are all over the
place. The
latest images
, however, seem to confirm that Samsung’s
staying put on that one, steadfastly remaining one of the last
flagships to sport the once ubiquitous port.

Source: FS – All Tech News 2
What (we think) we know about the Samsung Galaxy S10