Samsung is gearing up to launch three models of its Galaxy S10 including a 5G variant, which will be unveiled in partnership with Verizon Communications in the US. As per a Bloomberg report, the Samsung is overhauling its line-up of premium phones for the next year to stay ahead of Apple and Chinese rivals. In addition, the South Korean technology company could also showcase a physical model of its foldable smartphone (codenamed “Winner”) at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco next month.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G variant will launch in the US with fifth-generation chipset, said to be offer significantly faster transfer speeds compared to the current fourth-generation networks. “The world’s biggest phone maker will launch three versions of the flagship model, including a more affordable version to appeal to the widest range of consumers, they said,” the report reads.
A previous report from South Korean, The Bell claims that 5G variant of Galaxy S10 with 5G antenna system is expected to release around March 5, 2019, which is when operators like Verizon start to commercially roll out 5G service. The report adds that only the higher-end Galaxy S10+, which is codenamed “Beyond 2” will get a 5G model and it will launch after Galaxy S10 series officially makes its debut. Only close to two million units of Galaxy S10+ 5G model could be produced, as per the report.
Samsung Galaxy S10 standard variant codenamed “Beyond” and it features a dual-curved edge OLED display that we saw on Galaxy S9 series. The Bloomberg report adds that the phone will likely have a 5.8-inch display with round-shaped corners and almost no bezel at the top and bottom. Samsung Galaxy S10 will sport triple rear cameras as well as in-display fingerprint sensor. “Samsung also plans a bigger “plus” version for next year,” the report adds.
The affordable Galaxy S10 variant will lack a dual-curve edge screen and in-display fingerprint sensor. This means the phone could continue with a physical fingerprint button that we saw on the previous Samsung phones. Finally, the Samsung phones will ship with Android pie out of the box. “Samsung is also toying with an S10 prototype without a headphone jack, indicating that it may follow Apple in going completely wireless with its devices,” the report adds.