25 June 2018
It has been a few months since Samsung unveiled Galaxy S9 family which means it is time to keep an eye on developments related to the next flagship. The successor is likely to be called Galaxy S10 and now, we have a couple of reports coming from Korean publication The Bell sharing some interesting details about the device.
Starting with most important one, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is said to become official as soon as January 2019. Yes, you read that right. The next Samsung flagship might get launched during the very first month and at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. This would be one of the earliest launches in recent years for a Galaxy S flagship which usually happen at MWC in Barcelona. But the significant part of the report is the reason which has made Samsung consider an early launch for the flagship.
The report claims that Samsung might actually use the MWC platform to unveil one of its much-rumored and awaited smartphones. It is the foldable smartphone which has been appearing in rumors for a number of years with people speculating various release dates for the same. We have even spotted various patents suggesting the arrival of such a smartphone and as per this new report, it is expected to happen next year itself.
The whole idea behind shifting the Galaxy S10 launch is to make sure that these two premium devices do not take away the spotlight from each other. With two different events, Samsung is hoping that both will receive their fair share of attention and will keep people talking.
As for the second report, Samsung is said to have codenamed the Galaxy S10 as 'Beyond'. It means the device will be referred as 'Beyond' internally and during any communications with component partners. It is further said to feature Fingerprint-on-Display technology which would allow the user to use the phone's display like a traditional fingerprint scanner. Samsung was first reported to bring this to the market with Galaxy S8 but it could not. It later tried to do the same with Galaxy S9 but end results were more or less the same. It failed to perfect the technology in time and is now hoping to finally release the technology next year. But as it has happened in the past, the situation can surely change by the time Galaxy S10 will release.