Samsung Galaxy S10 FCC Filings Confirm Wi-Fi 6 And Reverse Wireless Charging Support

Samsung's Galaxy S10 launch is a little less than three weeks away, and the leaks have been coming in at a furious pace. Last week, we were presented with various leaked official images of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, and now we're getting some confirmation of some of the features destined for the smartphone family.

Galaxy S10 2

The folks over at XDA-Developers have discovered via FCC filings that the new Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ will have support for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). Wi-Fi 6 is the successor to 802.11ac (now officially called Wi-Fi 5) and should provide transfer rates of around 1.1Gbps on the 2.4GHz band and up to 4.8Gbps on the 5GHz band -- theoretically of course.

The FCC filing also confirms a rumor that we first brought you last week: the Galaxy S10 family will support reverse wireless charging. With this feature turned on from within settings, you should be able to charge any Qi-compatible device (including another smartphone) as long as the host Galaxy S10 battery is sufficiently charged. Samsung calls this feature Wireless Power Transfer.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+

Other features expected for the U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 including new Infinity-O displays with a punch hole cutout for the selfie camera(s) and three rear cameras for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. The Galaxy S10e, the entry-level model, will only have two rear cameras. The new Galaxy S10 family will also be among the first to feature Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 SoC.

As for memory and storage configurations, this is how the lineup looks (according to recent leaks):

  • Galaxy S10+: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 512GB storage, 12GB RAM + 1TB storage
  • Galaxy S10: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 512GB storage
  • Galaxy S10e: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage

We’re also expecting a fourth variant with a 6.7-inch display, 12GB of RAM, up to 1TB of NAND storage and 5G support.

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Samsung Galaxy S10e

Finally, we have some good official renders of the Galaxy S10e, which was initially left out of last week's photo dump. Unlike the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ which feature double-curved display glass at the edges, the Galaxy S10e has flat display glass and slightly larger bezels all around.

The Galaxy S10 family will be officially unveiled on February 20th at a Samsung Unpacked event.