Samsung has announced it will be unveiling a range of smartphones on February 20 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The confirmed date means it will sneaking in with its big reveal a week before Mobile World Congress in a move that will have its rivals scrambling for coverage in the lead up to the world's main mobile tech event.
Normally, by now we'd be speculating madly about what the new flagship Galaxy phone will be but we're all over that thanks to more leaks than a rusty colander.
Last week, we reported that the Samsung Galaxy S10 could be coming with an enormous 6.7-inch display, fifth-generation 5G network connectivity and as many as six cameras. Now, a prototype of the front display has been spotted in the wild - and it reveals something that could catapult this phone above all other Androids.
We can expect three variants. There's likely to be a Standard version with a choice of 128GB or 512GB of internal storage, a Plus version with a 1TB option and a new Lite model with "just" 128GB of storage. Prices are expected to start at a little over $1000 and top out at about the $2200 mark.
Displays will range from 6.1 inches for the Standard, 6.4-inches for the Plus and 5.8 inches for the Lite option. The devices are expected to run on the next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset.
The good ship Samsung has developed yet another Galaxy S10-sized leak with new images from well-known leaker Evan Blass appearing. The leaked images confirm most of what we already know with camera placement, display size and overall form factor now all but 100% confirmed. If Samsung is trying to pull a fast one on us, they're doing a damn good job of seeding images and information in order to build up the hype.
5G connectivity isn't expected to be a part of this release. Following Telstra's announcement that they have locked up deals with phone makers for exclusive access to 5G handsets, any word on 5G will be a "coming soon" rather than an immediate release.
With all that being so well known, why bother with an announcement event with all the hoopla? Because the real news will be a public unveiling of Samsung's folding phone. Samsung showed off a prototype of the folding phone to partners, dubbed the Samsung Fold, during CES 2019 earlier this week. And while that added a little more information to the earlier prototype shown off during the company's developer event last November, we can expect lots more in about five week's time.