The Galaxy S9 is yet to be unveiled and we already have a source on the internet that seems to know quite a bit about next year's flagship smartphone from Samsung, aka the Galaxy S10! While no information leaked this early can actually be taken very seriously, it might be worth noting that this piece of information comes from quite a credible source on the Chinese social networking website Weibo. Apparently, the S10 will sport a bigger battery and a chipset with AI capabilities.
The dedicated neural processing chip is actually quite an expected leak really, given that's where Apple and the rest of the smartphone OEMs are heading. It also reveals that the S10 will have UFS 3.0 memory, which would translate to lightning fast data transfer. The battery bit is quite interesting too as not only will it be bigger, but it will also be L-shaped to accommodate the Galaxy S10's form factor. Other features according to the rumor include a next gen Infinity display with 93% screen-to-body ratio, support for 5G networks, better facial recognition and a pressure-sensitive display. Do you think this rumor has any credence or is it just another one of those hype posts?
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While most manufacturers do have a codename for almost all their important devices, not every one of those codenames make it onto the final consumer product. The Galaxy S10 seems to have the codename Beyond, but it's probably only for the internal staff and not exactly a marketing term that we will see printed on the box. In case you are not aware, the Galaxy S9 has the codename Star and the Galaxy S8 was dubbed Dream.
So, does the name Beyond signify anything? It could, given that the Galaxy S10 is going to be Samsung's tenth anniversary S-series phone and they will likely hate to be outdone by Apple. The 3D camera which is rumored to be featured in the S10 could be a game changer, along with the in-display fingerprint scanner. We will just have to wait and see if Sasmung is truly able to go "beyond" their current gen flagships with the Galaxy S10.
Source: The Bell
A few days ago, a rumor began circulating that the Galaxy S10 will be launched quite early and as a result, it would be released early as well. However, it is to be noted that the same rumor circulated about the Galaxy S9 as well, so we would not recommend taking this one too seriously. You can argue that the Galaxy S9 was indeed launched early as compared to the Galaxy S8 but that's only because the Galaxy S8 was delayed intentionally to iron out all the battery issues that ruined the infamous Note 7. Traditionally, Samsung has always released the S series of flagship phones near the last week of February and the S9 just got back on routine this year after the exception of the Galaxy S8. Therefore, the January launch date which a report by The Bell seems to indicate is unlikely.
Some are of the opinion that this change in schedule might be brought on due to the impending release of Samsung's first foldable smartphone next year, but things are way too vague at the moment to give any credence to such reports. We will keep you updated as things develop.
A few interesting details about the upcoming Galaxy S10 and the Note 9 has recently been revealed and although there's no way to be 100% sure whether these are rumors or facts, they are quite exciting nonetheless.
The Galaxy S and Note line-ups are not exactly famous for their battery life and that fact was painfully obvious with the Galaxy Note 8 last year which sported just a 3,300mAh battery, in spite of sporting a huge display. That is probably going to change this year though as a report from famous leakster Ice Universe suggests that the Note 9 might sport a 4,000mAh battery and we really hope that this one's true. Accommodating the bigger battery would be possible because Samsung will apparently shift its camera positions to make room for it.
No More Earphones
One of the biggest issues with removing the bezels of a smartphone completely is the fact that you have to make room for the earphone up top. Of course, the notch is the new iPhone-led path to follow for smartphones, as made evident by almost every Android smartphone manufacturer adopting the technology this year. However, Samsung could be looking to solve this problem in a different way by removing the earphone altogether! Apparently, the Galaxy S10 will let the user hear the person on the other side via the display itself, through bone conduction technology. Whether this will work better than it did on the Xiaomi Mi Mix or not, remains to be seen.
There was a time when the nearly bezel-less display introduced by Samsung with the Galaxy S8 was considered to be revolutionary, but that time is now officially over. The iPhone X's notch has taken over these days from the Infinity Display as it seems to be the go to choice for almost every other Android manufacturer as well. However, report has it that Samsung is not going to follow Apple this time (for a change!), but instead, they will remove the earphone completely from the Galaxy S10. The new technology will deliver sound directly through the display, via bone conduction technology and that will let them narrow the bezels even further on their next year's flagship smartphone.
Whether the S10 will look anything like what we are seeing in this image remains to be seen, but we have to admit that the modified render by Ice Universe does look pretty damn amazing! Let us know what you think down in the comments and enjoy the picture.
The Galaxy S9 is an excellent smartphone, or at least the S9+ is anyway! Nevertheless, it didn't get as much critical acclaim as the Galaxy S8 did back in 2017. The reason for this is of course the fact that the S9 and S9+ look almost identical to the S8 and S8+. Not that it was a bad thing mind you, especially in a world where every Android device was copying Apple and their notch. However, a lot of Samsung fans (including myself) held on to their S8/S8+ in the hope that the S10 will offer something much more innovative over the infinity display design, that's now starting to date. If the latest rumors are to be believed, then that may not after all be the case and the S10 could very well end up looking almost exactly like the S9! Famous leakster Ice Universe on the other hand, doesn't' quite agree or at least would hate to see that, as mentioned in his tweet, which follows as such.
"If the Galaxy S10 still does not adopt a major change in design, Samsung will be completely defeated by Huawei and damage the Samsung brand."
Samsung had so far avoided the hated Notch, but it looks like they are all set to adopt it, albeit in their own adaptation of it. If the latest leak by Evan Blass is to be believed then the Galaxy S10 will sport a new kind of Infinity display that they are calling "O-Infinity." As you can probably guess, the "O" likely stands for the O shaped notch which Samsung is rumored to be going for in all likelihood. Evan Blass does have a solid reputation for sending out reliable leaks, so there might be some credit to this one after all, although, it is a bit early for leaks about the Galaxy S10.
His leak also stated that the S10 will have three rear cameras (standard, telephoto and wide-angle), an in-display fingerprint scanner and Samsung's new One UI, powered by Android Pie. Unfortunately, if the punch-hole notch turns out to be true, it also means that the foldable smartphone, aka the Galaxy X won't be the Galaxy S10, like a lot of us were hoping for. We will let you know as soon as we find out more about this.
Although Samsung cannot exactly be blamed for copying Apple bluntly like so many other manufacturers do, there is little doubt about the fact that the Korean giant has started copying some of its biggest competitor's marketing strategies in regard to the Galaxy S line-up. In 2018, we saw Samsung clearly making the Galaxy S9 a inferior device to the Galaxy S9+ in the camera department by providing it with just one camera and reserving the dual camera module for the more expensive S9+. In 2019, Samsung would be releasing four variants of the Galaxy S10, similar to what Apple did with the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR this year.
As per reports from reliable sources, the devices can be classified as follows.
· SM-G973x - The standard S10 (in the same tire as the iPhone XS)
· SM-G975x - The S10+ (in the same tire as the iPhone XS Max)
· SM-G970x - A low-end S10 (in the same tire as the iPhone XR)
· A mythical S10 elite that has not been confirmed by anybody beyond speculation at this point
The rest of the three handsets have already received certifications in China and now the SM-G975x and the SM-G975F has also received their certifications in Russia. As per rumors, the S10+ will sport two front cameras and three rear cameras, a 1440 × 3040, 6.4" display and an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner inside the display.
There is less than three months left in the Galaxy S10's launch and yet, we already know nearly everything that anyone might want to know about the device. Of course, most of it is based on leaks, rumors and intelligent speculations, but given the high rate of accuracy which the modern rumors and leaks boast of, we would say the following paints a pretty realistic picture of what is to be expected in February.
3 Variants of the Galaxy S10
Similar to what Apple did with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR earlier in the year, Samsung will likely release three variants of the Galaxy S10 as well, namely the S10, S10 Plus and the S10 Lite (the cheapest of the three).
A launch date in late February is expected, or more precisely, in between February 25 - 28, because that's when the Mobile World Congress 2019 will be held next year. Once it has been launched, we can expect the S10 series to go on sale somewhere in mid-March, with preorders likely starting much earlier.
Depending on the model concerned, the number of cameras will differ, so take a look at the following to know what to expect.
· Galaxy S10 Plus: 2 front sensors + 4 rear sensors
· Galaxy S10: 2 front sensors + 3 rear sensors
· Galaxy S10 Lite: Unknown
Although all the exact specifications are unknown, rumors predict that the primary camera will be a 16mp shooter, alongside a 13mp telephoto lens and a 12mp wide angle lens.
A nearly bezel-less design with just a punch hole cut out for the front camera sensors is what the Galaxy S10 will likely sport and that's being hailed as the Infinity-O display. Expect the display sizes to be 5.8", 6.2" and 6.44" but rumors have also suggested that a 5G capable, gigantic Galaxy S10 with 6.6" display might also exist. All panels will be Super AMOLED of course.
At this point, it is anyone's guess really, but even the cheaper Galaxy S10 Lite will probably start somewhere around the $849 mark, while the S10 and S10 Plus will likely start around $999 and $1199.
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
The technology is quite old by now, but Samsung doesn't have any phone in the market that has the in-display fingerprint scanner yet unfortunately. The Galaxy S10 will change that for sure by being the first Samsung device to sport an invisible, in-display fingerprint scanner. However, the faster, ultrasonic scanners might only be reserved for the S10 and S10 Plus, while the S10 Lite will have to do with a comparatively slower in-display fingerprint scanner.
The 3.5mm headphone jack will be retained thankfully and so will the Bixby button unfortunately! The international variants will invariably sport the 8nm Exynos 9820 chip, while American, Chinese and some other variants will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 to power them. At least 6GB of RAM is to be expected, with pricier 8GB RAM options also being present. Rumor also has it that the S10 Plus might have a variant with 1TB of internal storage, which is quite believable, give that the Note 9 does have a 512GB variant available already. Samsung's new OneUI will definitely be running on top of Android P on all of the three devices.
Do take a look at the linked videos and images to get an idea of what you can expect, but do keep an open mind because these are after all, still just rumors and speculations, until the device has been released officially.
The Galaxy S7 Edge was Samsung's last device to sport an "Edge" moniker because from the Galaxy S8 onwards, both devices in the S-series started to sport curved displays, making the moniker useless. However, if a statement by MobileFun is to be believed, they have heard from a reliable source that one of the devices in Samsung's upcoming S10 series will once again be called Galaxy S10 Edge. As MobileFun has stated that the source is none other than one of Samsung's own supply partners, the information probably has some truth to it. If you are wondering which model will be called the Galaxy S10 Edge, know that it would be the regular Galaxy S10 with a 6.1-inch display, as per the source.
If this rumor turns out to be true, then it is very likely that the Galaxy S10 Lite will have a flat panel, instead of the curved panel on the Galaxy S10 Edge and the Galaxy S10 Plus. The same source also claims that all Galaxy S10 devices will come with screen protectors pre-installed, not unlike what Chinese manufacturers like Vivo or Oppo had been doing for a long time.
The Galaxy S10 is all set to be unveiled in less than a month's time and this year around, there will be three devices in the S10 line-up, instead of two. However, the existence of the S10, S10 Plus and the S10 E (Lite) is old news now, but what this render from the famous leakster Evan Blass does is that it gives us a very clear and side-by-side look at the upcoming devices.
If rumors are to be believed, then Samsung will also release a fourth Galaxy S10 smartphone, which will be called the Galaxy S10 X. The S10 X is rumored to feature a huge 6.7-inch display and even 5G, but we will have to wait to find out if there really is any truth to this rumor. Even if it's true though, Samsung will likely keep it restricted to specific markets such as South Korea and luckily, the US as well.
There's hardly a month or so in between now and the Galaxy S10's unveiling at the MWC 2019 in Barcelona next month and surprisingly enough, we have actually not seen enough Galaxy S10 leaks, like we had seen in 2017 and 2018, during the respective launching of the S8 and S9 series. However, thanks to a report brought to light by SamMobile, we now have some information regarding how the S10 series will be priced. Not that is anything concrete or absolute at the moment, but this is what we have at the moment!
· Galaxy S10 Lite (E): 779 euro/$879
· Galaxy S10 (6GB/128GB): 929 euro/$1,050
· Galaxy S10 (8GB/512GB): 1179 euro/$1,340
· Galaxy S10+ (6GB/128GB): 1049 euro/$1,200
· Galaxy S10+ (8GB/512GB): 1299 euro/$1480
· Galaxy S10 X: 1599 euro/$1,799
As you can see, it's going to be an expensive buy this year, if you want any of Samsung's S10 series of smartphones, and even more so if you want the rumored Galaxy 10 X. The pricing details and the multiple models almost makes me wish that Samsung kept things simpler like they used to. After all, it makes little sense spending $879 on a smartphone that will always be considered as a "budget" smartphone in the premium category!
Thanks to famous tech YouTuber MKBHD, we now have a video that shows the Galaxy S10 and S10+ in their full glory (well, as close to it as a model can show anyway!). The models in question are from one of the casemakers and is likely quite a dependable representation of the upcoming Galaxy S10 and S10+. Not that the reveal date is too far away at the moment mind you (February 25), but even then, these are always interesting to watch. We have included the video in the post, so do take a look at it yourself before deciding if the boxy phones are really what Samsung is going to unveil in little more than three weeks.
Now that the most anticipated smartphones from Samsung for the first half of the year is finally here, you have three phones to choose from for the first time in the Galaxy S line-up. While the Galaxy S10e is definitely a good way to get into the latest S series, I really doesn't make much sense to me at least! Now, the real competition is of course, in between the Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus and your choice should depend on what you prefer more. To help you decide, we have provided a brief comparison of the most significant differences below.
The Punch Holes and Front Cameras
The S10 and the S10 Plus both have punch holes, but the S10 Plus has a much wider hole on the right upper corner to house the two front cameras, while the regular S10 just has one front camera, and thus a much smaller hole. If you prefer form over function, the S10's punch hole does look a lot less distracting. However, the second front camera on the S10 Plus will allow for better death perception during selfie shots.
The only difference in the Super AMOLED+ panels with QHD+ resolution and 1200 nits of peak brightness (protected by Gorilla Glass 5) is in screen size as the S10 comes in at 6.1-inch and the S10 Plus at 6.4 inch. Both smartphones are still pocketable, thanks to an almost bezel-less design, so you can go with either, depending on your budget, preference and how much or how less the punch holes bother you.
RAM and Storage Difference
Both devices sport 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage, but there will be an edition of the Galaxy S10 Plus which will sport 12GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage!
This is where the Galaxy S10 Plus wins hands down and instantly becomes a more reliable device than its smaller siblings. The S10 Plus packs in an impressive 4,100mAh battery, while the S10 only has a disappointing 3,400mAh battery. Both support fast charging, but at the same speeds as last year's models do.
The price difference between the two aren't that much really and are in line with expectations and given the S10 Plus's bigger battery, display and the extra front cam, the S10 Plus definitely wins this battle and we would recommend the S10 Plus over the regular S10 to most people.
Galaxy S10: $899 for 128GB/8GB RAM and $999 for 512GB/8GB RAM
Galaxy S10 Plus: $999 for 128GB/8GB RAM, $1,099 for 512GB/8GB RAM and $1,199 for 1TB/12GB RAM.
Everything else about the two devices are identical though, so you can expect the same tri-camera setup at the back of the two devices, the same Exynos 9820/Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC driving everything from the inside and even a dedicated micro-SD card slot this time around! For more details, check out Samsung's official specs page here.
Samsung seem to be sensing the rougher period Apple's crossing through right now and decided to go full steam ahead into launching its new creations so that they put a considerable lead between them and the Californian rivals. After announcing the first foldable phone just a few weeks ago and teasing everyone with the 10 generation flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S10, the Asian tech company is starting to put actions to words with the launch of the latter. We're going to cover all the feature from a user perspective and try to accurately answer the question of " Do I need an upgrade?". Of course, for some of our you, this topic won't be as interesting as reading online casino reviews, however, it's something very hot and it needs to be covered properly.
To Infinity-O and Beyond
Without doubt, the best feature of the new Galaxy S10 comes from the amazing 6.1 inch Infinity Display. This is the feature that sells the smartphone and introduces a smooth edge-to-edge screen that scratches from side to side and top to bottom with millions of pixels spilling over the finely curved edges. The new display is so large that it leaves the front camera being a small punch-hole looking spot on the screen and what's even more impressive is that all the sensors are perfectly tucked behind this bright and rich Super AMOLED display.
Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor
Ever since the first use of fingerprint technology to unlock or use certain feature of smartphones, this technology was controversial. Of course, we're not going to focus on this matter, especially in times when big tech companies are accused of industrial-scale spying. Instead, we're going to give Samsung a massive pat on the back for giving up on the fingerprint pad that they placed on the back of the Galaxy S9. The ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is now perfectly integrated in the same Super AMOLED display that hosts the camera sensors. Getting an impressive 93.1% screen-to-body ratio, the Galaxy S10 is simply outstanding when it comes to its display capabilities.
Triple-Lens Camera to Capture Everything
The same concept of maximization is behind the triple-lens rear camera the S10 comes equipped with. It allows you to take normal shots, telephoto and even ultra-wide photos with ease. Of course, the hit features like ultra slow motion are still there and have been improved with the addition of the third camera on the Galaxy S10. And while the ultra-wide camera is not necessarily a new concept since it was used on some LG phones before, it is all about capturing more of what lays in front of you without needing to back up.
If we were to describe the Samsung S10 in a few words, it's like taking hallmark features of other handsets and packing them all into one phone with flawless functionality. Of course, since we're talking about one of the biggest tech companies in the world, Samsung comes with a lot of pioneering technical features like the Wi-Fi 6 or HDR10+ that are firsts on smartphones. However, they also bring features that have been used before like Wireless PowerShare that enables you to use the S10's back as a Qi charge station for another phone or the Galaxy Buds that clearly have their source of inspiration in the buds proposed by their biggest rivals, Apple.
If you pick on the things that were already done on other smartphones, you would never appreciate any newly launched model since most of the features are repeated or improved because technology advances can only get so far. Also, the price aspect sometimes limits manufacturers to putting more innovating technology and features on their gadgets. And since the S10 is considered to be quite pricey as it is, you can understand why some features were left for future unveilings.
Celebrating a decade of Galaxy S phones, the S10 brings the necessary innovation to become a tempting upgrade for S9 users. The flagship of Samsung phones is definitely a step forward and the 93.1% display-to-body is all it takes to convince users that are interested in going to infinity and beyond when it comes to smartphones.
Recently, a couple in the UK found a security bug in the Samsung Galaxy fingerprint scanning. It allows anyone to bypass the fingerprint security to unlock the phone. Even if someone hasn't registered his fingerprint to unlock the device, the silicone case somehow gets confused and lets the user access the phone.
This wasn't the first time when a flaw was detected in the security mechanism of the smartphone. Hackers and security specialists have unlocked the devices using the 3D prints of the fingerprint but to hack the phone, one had access to the phone and fingerprints. In this case, you need only one inexpensive protective case.
Samsung suggests that users should only use the recommended accessories by the company but this doesn't apply to non-authentic users with bad intentions. Galaxy S10 is the first phone to use ultrasonic technology for fingerprint scanning. It creates a 3D map of the fingerprint using ultrasounds, with the reader being embedded under the display panel. Samsung declared for an internal investigation and is working on a fix to be patched as a security patch.
This seems an unbelievable story, but now the word has gotten out. There are videos on YouTube showcasing people shattering the in-display ultrasound technology using just care. This is a major concern for the phones planning to use ultrasonic technology as most of the phones use the optical in-screen fingerprint sensor, which places a CMOS chip under the display and takes a 2D picture of fingerprint. Samsung's biometric solution has failed before with Galaxy S8 in 2017. It was a facial recognition system that had flaws. Anyone could unlock the phone with the picture of the person instead of being an actual person in front of the device camera.
Biometric authentication seems like a norm these days. According to a survey conducted in 2016 of 4000 consumers across the US and UK by Gigya revealed that almost 52$ of the users prefer biometric authentication solution over a traditional login and password. Biometric authentication provides a more convenient and powerful alternative to the traditional ways, the user doesn't have to remember weird passwords. The Biometric measurement is reliable, repeatable, convenient, and stable but is it as secure as well think or assume?
In the recent era of smartphones, companies feel proud to integrate security measures like in-display fingerprint scanning and 3D face recognition in their devices. A new report suggests that Samsung's recent flagship smartphone Galaxy S10 can be easily fooled a fake 3D print of a fingerprint. At imgur.com a user darkshark explained how he managed to fool the new Samsung Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner by using 3d printing. He took a snapshot of his fingerprint on a wineglass, processed it in Adobe Photoshop and made a model using 3Ds Max that extrudes the lines in the picture into a 3D version.
After a 13 minute print and 3 attempts, he was able to print out a final product of his fingerprints which fooled the phone's ultrasonic sensors. This isn't the first time, someone tried to ditch the security measures. In 2016, police officers used a 3D printer to get into a murder victim's phone. The concern is that if someone stole your phone, chances are your fingerprints are already on it. This isn't just about phone unlocking. Many banking apps also use this mechanism to secure the user's authentication to its bank account. But if Samsung Galaxy S10's security system can be fooled, what else is secure? You can read more about this experiment here.
As of now, all three of the Galaxy S10 smartphones come with a 15W fast charger inside the box, and while that is pretty fast, it isn't the fastest. Quan Guixian (President of Samsung Mobiles in China) has reportedly confirmed the fact that all currently available phones in the Galaxy S10 family are soon going to support fast charging via a 25W charger. The update will be sent to the devices via OTA, but you will still have to pay for the 25W charger though!
The Galaxy S10 5G, which will be released on April 5, already has 25W charging support, alongside the Galaxy A70, which was just launched a few days ago, but has not been released in the market yet. Let us know if you are happy with the 15W charger you already have, or are you willing to shell out some extra cash for the new 25W charger.
Via: Gadgets 360