It’s hard to believe there’s anything about the Samsung Galaxy S10 we don’t already know – but someone at the Korean electronics powerhouse screwed up and accidentally placed information on the company’s Korean website confirming a fourth model in the lineup.
A Galaxy S10+ Limited Edition model – codenamed ‘Beyond X’ – will come to market with a whopping 1TB of storage and as much as 12GB of system memory making it the leader of the Galaxy pack. (And yes, it’s going to cost a goddamn motser.)
We already knew that there would be three core models in the Galaxy S10 lineup ; the Galaxy S10 with a 6.1-inch display, the Galaxy S10+ with a 6.44-inch display and the Galaxy S10e with a smaller 5.8-inch display. The expectation is that the lowest cost units will skim around $1500 from your bank balance with the Galaxy S10+ costing closer to $2500.
But if this Korean website leak is correct, the 1TB Galaxy S10+ Limited Edition will set you back close to $3000 – easily making it the most expensive smartphone ever to hit the market.
That probably explains why it’s a limited edition. I really cannot see too many people stumping up that kind of money for a smartphone. But then again, when the first iPhone was released, the idea of a $700 phone was mind-boggling so maybe Samsung knows more about the market than I do. And Apple has sold plenty of smartphones for $2000 or more.
So what do you get for all that extra dosh? According to previous reports, the Limited Edition S10+ will pack in a curved 6.7-inch display, no fewer than six cameras and fifth-generation 5G network connectivity. Presumably it will also be offered in an unique colour to ramp up the exclusivity factor.
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Does anyone really need 1TB of storage on their phone? And would you spend that kind of money on it? It seems excessive to me and basically part of some weird technological pissing contest. What do you think?