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Leaked Image Shows Three Models in Samsung Galaxy S10 Line-up

Over the weekend, serial mobile leaker Evan Blass shared a leaked image of Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S10 lineup, confirming earlier rumors that it will initially consist of three models to compete directly with Apple's latest devices, the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.

Leaked official image via @evleaks

The handsets shown in the image are encased in clear covers and understood to be (from left to right) the S10E, the S10, and the S10+. All of the phones adopt Samsung's new edge-to-edge Infinity-O display, which features a small cutout at the upper right side of the device for the camera.

The S10 with 6.1-inch display is the mid-range device, while the S10E with 5.8-inch display is expected to be the most affordable model and appears in the image with two cameras on the rear where the other two phones have three. Meanwhile the premium S10+ with 6.4-inch display features two front-facing cameras housed within a longer pill-shaped hole punch.

Samsung is able to use a single camera cutout for the S10 because it has less technology than Apple's latest iPhones, which use a notch design to house the TrueDepth camera system that enables Face ID.

However, as suggested in the image, all the devices in the S10 line-up are expected to use in-display fingerprint scanners for authentication instead of the rear-mounted scanners featured on earlier Galaxy models.

Details on the phones' internal specs remain murky, although publicly shared benchmarks recently revealed the new S10+ model has 6GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 855 processor, earning the device lower Geekbench scores than Apple's latest iPhones.

In other news, Samsung's rumored 5G variant of its upcoming flagship, the tentatively named "Galaxy S10 X", has reportedly appeared in a recent firmware development. According to Sam Mobile, the software build references only South Korean carriers, suggesting development for the U.S. and European markets has yet to reach a similar stage.

Other rumored specs for the S10 X include a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5,000 mAh battery and four rear cameras. The 5G model is expected to appear in the second quarter of 2019, with one report pegging it for a launch in late March.

Samsung's Unpacked Galaxy S10 launch event will take place on Wednesday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California, where the company is also expected to demo a functioning version of its all-new foldable phone, dubbed the "Galaxy Fold".



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13 weeks ago

It still doesn't have iOS :)


That's it's selling point.
Rating: 23 Votes
13 weeks ago
It still doesn't have iOS :)
Rating: 17 Votes
13 weeks ago

They missed the headline feature: Terrible battery life coupled with an ad campaign that attacks Apple instead of touting their new devices.

I'm also smug about the fact that "last year's" Apple A12 is faster than upcoming Crapdragons. And I can't wait until Chevrolet sues them for using the name S10.

What age are you, 12?
Rating: 13 Votes
13 weeks ago
I wish I could be interested in Samsung phones but sigh, I quite like my Apple integration with TV, Watch, Phone and Macbook
Rating: 13 Votes
13 weeks ago

I often read your posts and all I'll say is you're not the typical Apple customer.


Actually, DNichter is the epitome of the typical Apple customer that Apple wants. A user who is perfectly willing to change their workflow to fit within the walls that Apple sets instead of the opposite.

where most users have their own defined "this is the way I do things". That is where we often run into onflicts with Apple's methods. We want to do things our way because more often than not we've chosen those workflows due to our own individual strengths/weaknesses.

For many of us who have problems with several of Apple's closed wall approaches, this gives us headaches. But someone like DNichter, or Abizagal (sp?) are the types of user Apple loves. They will change their very workflows, if not job expectations to work inside Apple's defined system. Thats why if you read their posts they have a hard time understanding wher we (the rest of us we) come from.

There's nothing wrong with that, especially if they can at least recognise that their situation is not the same as everyone elses. Something DNicther does well (he's always seemed fairly willing to listen to our viewpoints).
Rating: 12 Votes
13 weeks ago

I have not used Android in a few years, has it gotten better? I wonder how these phones would do running iOS (if it were possible of course)


Android as a whole has gotten better. The biggest problem is the lack of software updates. The standard $1,000 Android phone in the US still does not have the latest Android Pie due to restrictions from mobile carriers. You should never let a mobile carrier tell you when to upgrade your software. Ever.
Rating: 11 Votes
13 weeks ago

It still doesn't have iOS :)


Might actually be a good thing. For one, you can actually use a file browser!
Rating: 9 Votes
13 weeks ago

They missed the headline feature: Terrible battery life coupled with an ad campaign that attacks Apple instead of touting their new devices.

I'm also smug about the fact that "last year's" Apple A12 is faster than upcoming Crapdragons. And I can't wait until Chevrolet sues them for using the name S10.

Everything in this comment is funny. Samsung has hundreds of ads that have nothing to do with Apple. Sites like MR only report on the ones that do.

How can you be smug about something that has nothing to do with you? I hope your self esteem isn't tied to commodity electronics. Chevy suing for S10? Tee hee. Gonna go out on a limb without even checking, but I think it's pretty safe to say GM has no claim on S10 for electronics.
Rating: 8 Votes
13 weeks ago

Obviously, these are popular and sell in droves.

But high-end flagship sales are slowing down, so they are gradually becoming reference designs for the Galaxy A series in 1-2 years (plus certain other manufacturers who rely on Samsung screens).

- hole punch camera
- multiple rear cameras
- in-display fingerprint (hope they nail it)

All of these are already on other phones, and the pace of "innovation" is changing.

The Folding Phone will be a fascinating starting point, not a truly great complete device.

You don't even have to wait for that. In a few months you will be able to get a nice new S10 for less than half XS.
Rating: 8 Votes
13 weeks ago

I have not used Android in a few years, has it gotten better? I wonder how these phones would do running iOS (if it were possible of course)


I think they are excellent now. My Galaxy S5 pretty much ground to a halt on the old system software after 3 years and eventually stopped working altogther. I'm currently running an S7 Edge for the last 18 months and it's as fast and as slick as it was out of the box, great camera too. I can't really tell the difference between it and my wife's S9 in terms of speed to be honest, the gap from 5 to 7 was massive but it's all but disappeared from 7 to 9 in my opinion, but yes I think they're very good now.
Rating: 7 Votes

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