Samsung's Galaxy S10: What We Know So Far About This Snapdragon 855 Flagship
We have been talking about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 for about a full year now, and at long last, a launch is only about a month away—Samsung is expected to debut the handset during its Unpacked event on February 20. As we get closer to that date, we thought it would be a good idea to recap the various leaks and rumors to this point. So, let's get started.
Assuming the leaks and rumors have been accurate, there will be at least three versions of the Galaxy S10. They will include the 5.8-inch Galaxy S10 Lite (or Galaxy S10 E), 6.1-inch Galaxy S10, and 6.4-inch Galaxy S10+, each available in black, white, blue, and green. The Galaxy S10 Lite will also offer a yellow color option.
The Galaxy S10 will assume its position as Samsung's flagship phone series, and as such, all three models are expected to wield a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, at least in the versions that are sold in the United States. If the past is any indication, there will be international variants that use Samsung's own Exynos silicon.
Samsung's new phones will also wield a Snapdragon X24 LTE modem. The Snapdragon X24 is built on a 7-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process and is the world's first Category 20 LTE modem. It supports download speeds of up to 2Gbps, and things like 7x carrier aggregation (downlink), 4x4 MIMO (with up to five aggregated LTE carriers), and Full Dimension Multi-Input Multi-Output (FD-MIMO).
There's also been chatter of a fourth model, the Galaxy S10 5G (or Galaxy S10 X), which as the model name implies will feature a 5G modem. It will also have a slightly bigger 6.7-inch display, if the rumors are true.
One of the more interesting things to look for is the display design on the Galaxy S10. On the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Lite, Samsung is reportedly adopting a punch-hole design instead of a notch or bezel. For the Galaxy S10+, leaks show a dual camera arrangement on the front of the phone.
Over on the rear, the cameras will consist of a 12MP variable aperture lens with autofocus and optical image stabilization, and a 16MP wide-angle lens. As for the Galaxy S10+, there will be a third camera consisting of a 13MP telephoto lens.