In the past few years, we've seen Samsung launch its S-series flagship phones on the sidelines of MWC (Mobile World Congress), but this could change in 2019.
As per a new report, the Galaxy S10 will be announced on February 20, a few days ahead of the popular trade show. We expect the S10 to launch in three models, a regular Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy S10 Plus.
According to the Gizmodo report, Samsung will launch the phones on February 20 and confirm its immediate availability for pre-orders, while sales are slated to begin from March 8.
Citing the source as a "major tech retailer", Gizmodo has also revealed the price of all the three options of the Galaxy S10. The S10 Lite is said to have a 5.8-inch flat display along with 128GB onboard storage and will be priced at GBP 669 (Rs 60,500).
The primary variant or the "regular" S10 is expected to have a 6.1-inch display and the 128GB option will be priced at GBP 799 (Rs 72,000). A 512GB option will also be available and will retail for GBP 999 (Rs 90,000).
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Samsung has been launching a "plus" variant for two years now, and the S10+ with 128GB will be marked at GBP 899 (Rs 81,000) while the 512GB option will be marked at GBP 1,099 (Rs 99,000). The report also says that Samsung will be launching an S10+ variant with 1TB of internal storage and it will be priced at GBP 1,399 (Rs 1,27,000).
Being the 10th anniversary of the S-series, the 1TB S10+ version is rumoured to have a massive 6.7-inch display along with six cameras. The report also further iterates that Samsung will not launch the 5G variant of Galaxy S10 before the second quarter of 2019.
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For now, the leak doesn't delve into the RAM and processor details, but we are fairly confident the USA variant will sport the recently announced Snapdragon 855 chipset.
A recent leak by @evleaks suggests the three phones will feature a punch-hole style front camera and an even better edge-to-edge display. If true, Samsung will be the only mainstream phone maker to completely skip the notch trend. Another report by 91Mobiles says the S10 Plus will pack a 6.4-inch dual-curved edge AMOLED display along with an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint scanner.