The Samsung Galaxy S10 leaks just keep coming – and this one could be the biggest of all. According to a report on out sister site Gizmodo, the S10 will reportedly launch on February 20 2019; one week before Mobile World Congress (MWC).
It will purportedly come with 1TB of storage, 5G network support and a fearsomely prohibitive price tag. Here are the details!
Gizmodo in the UK spoke to an insider at Samsung who was feeling particularly chatty for some reason. In one fell swoop, their source revealed the release date, specs and pricing of Samsung’s tenth-anniversary Galaxy smartphone. Here are all the major leaks that were shared.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 release date
According to Gizmodo’s source, the S10 will be officially unveiled at a special event on February 20. It had previously been speculated that the phone would launch at MWC 2019.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 will come in three sizes
As previously reported, the S10 will come in three iterations – standard (with a choice of 128GB or 512GB of internal storage), the ‘Plus’ version (which will offer a 1TB option in addition to the aforementioned capacities) and a new ‘Lite’ model (which will stick to 128GB.)
Earlier rumours of a ‘supersized’ phone with six cameras and a 6.7-inch display were not mentioned by Gizmodo’s source.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 pricing
The S10 will be very expensive. No surprises there. If Gizmodo’s information checks out, the standard Galaxy S10 will cost roughly $US1000 ($AU1385) – and that’s for the lowest capacity model. When you add GST and ‘Australia Tax’ to the mix, the pricing Down Under is likely to be well over $1500.
The ‘lite’ model will apparently cost a more reasonable $US840, while the Plus version starts at $US1125. The 1TB model will reportedly set customers back an eye-watering $2424. Again, that’s before GST.
Samsung Galaxy S10 specifications
As already mentioned, the S10 will come in three versions; a departure from previous models which only provided two.
The standard model will come with a 6.1-inch display. The Plus will be slightly larger, at 6.4-inches and the Lite will measure 5.8 inches. You can find the available capacities for each model above.
The source remained tight-lipped about the chipset that will power the Samsung Galaxy S10 but all signs point to a next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.
Thankfully, it appears that the so-called ‘corner notch’ spotted in early reports won’t be making it to the finished models. Instead, Samsung will be using an unobtrusive ‘lens hole’, similar to the one on the Samsung Galaxy A8s.
For photography, the S10 will reportedly come with a three-camera array on the back, which will include a wide angle and telephoto lens.
Intriguingly, the source also claimed that the phones will be 5G capable, although this feature won’t be up and running at launch. There will also be an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint scanner similar to the Huawei Mate20 Pro.
You can read the rest of the leaked information – including details on the intriguing ‘Powershare’ mode – over at Gizmodo.