To be honest, the Galaxy S10 is nearly half a year away from being unveiled at this point, but that's from the consumer's point of view. As far as the manufacturer, aka Samsung is concerned, they already have the plans set into motion. On that note, here are some of the popular rumors to keep you interested till something more solid comes up.
Samsung has so far managed to stay away from Apple's decision to get rid of the headphone jack and fingerprint scanner, not to mention Samsung's much applauded decision to avoid the widely adopted notch design. Nevertheless, popular leakster and tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is of the opinion that Samsung will follow Apple and release three (5.8", 6.1" and 6.4") Galaxy S10 smartphones next year.
In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
An in-display fingerprint scanner at the front of the display is expected to be onboard the two premium models of the Galaxy S10, but not the comparatively cheaper model of the three.
We saw it years ago on the Mi Mix first but now the Vivo Nex has it too. A piezoelectric system allows the entire phone's body to be used for listening to voice calls or to be used as a speaker. The Galaxy S10 could also have the technology in 2019.
Three or Four Rear Cameras
If the upcoming Galaxy A9 Pro comes out with four rear cameras like it is expected to, then it would be safe to assume that even the cheapest Galaxy S10 will have at least three or even four rear cameras.
For more information on the rumors, check out the source and decide for yourself on their authenticity. In the meanwhile, we will keep you updated as soon as something concrete comes up.
The controversy regarding the 3.5mm jack is not going to go away anytime soon and while a lot of companies have decided to let it go, Samsung is not one of those manufacturers fortunately. Staying true to their promise about keeping hold of the good old 3.5mm headphone jack, the Galaxy S10 is going to have one as well. Although a prototype had earlier shown up that showed the S10 not having one, multiple casemakers have now confirmed beyond doubt that the upcoming S10 smartphones will indeed sport a headphone jack. This is good news really because if you think about it, it would practically make no sense to exclude it from any phone. In case you are not in agreement with that point of view, then let us refute two of the most popular arguments against the headphone jack.
A Headphone Jack Doesn't Allow for a Bigger Battery - Most smartphones with the biggest batteries available in the market today come equipped with a headphone jack, thus negating that argument. In fact, even the Note 9 sports a 4,000mAh battery, in addition to sporting the headphone jack proudly.
The 3.5mm Jack is Obsolete - A technology can only be considered obsolete when something better is able to replace it completely. An example of that would be how Android replaced Symbian because it was better in every way. Removing the headphone jack on the other hand, poses a number of problems and they can be summed up as follows.
· There aren't enough good quality USB Type-C headphones out there at the moment
· People have high-quality wired headphones at home that would lose compatibility with their smartphones if the jack was removed
· Wired sound is more reliable and better in quality
· Wired headsets do not require charging
· You can't use USB Type-C headphones while the device is connected to a PC or being charged
If you need more convincing, then you are probably too biased to realize the truth and in that case, feel free to buy an iPhone!
The Galaxy S10 will be launched in just a few weeks' time, but Samsung has been exceptionally successful this year in keeping the live leaks to a minimum. Still, not that much has been left to imagination as we have seen a a plethora of renders, casemakers' models and even a few live images and videos of the upcoming Galaxy S10 series of smartphones.
Recently, the color options have also been made pretty clear with black, blue, yellow and red being on the list of possible colors in which the S10 smartphone will be seen. Today we have some of the most convincing among those renders for you, so that you can decide which color to go for when the phone goes on sale next month. Enjoy and let us know which one you like the most in the comments. Personally, I think the yellow looks pretty bad and the most unrealistic, while the blue does look gorgeous.
What you see above is indeed the official Galaxy S10 ad for Norway, which was aired accidentally on TV apparently! It could be a mistake, but it could also be a strategically planned "leak" by the Samsung marketing team as well. In any case, this is your first official look at the Galaxy S10 series of smartphones which will be unveiled in less than two days, on February 21st.
Everything seems to be at par with what was expected as we see the punch hole cutout for the front cameras in front of the device and three rear cameras on the unit shown. Also, the in-display fingerprint scanner is really a thing this year with the Galaxy S10 after all, as per the ad. Keep in mind though that the entry level Galaxy S10e will probably not have the in-display fingerprint scanner like its more expensive siblings. Also, a pair of white wireless earbuds might be included with some versions of the S10, but then again, I am not exactly sure about that. What I am sure about is the fact that Samsung has retained the 3.5mm headphone jack, much to the delight of everyone with a sense of practicality.
Samsung's Galaxy S series of smartphones have always sported great Super AMOLED panels, but from the Galaxy S8 onwards, they have consistently sported the best mobile displays every year. Staying true to the tradition, Samsung has apparently taken the crown once again with the Galaxy S10's display in 2019 as well.
DisplayMate has published the findings of its testing with the S10's display and the results are quite astounding really.
The display sports "Absolute Color Accuracy at 0.4 JNCD," which means that the colors on screen cannot be differentiated from the colors on the real thing by the human eye. Try some of the most realistic slots online and you won't spot a difference.
OLED displays have always been the comparatively dimmer ones, when compared to quality LCD displays, but Samsung has once again managed to get a 17% hike in peak full screen brightness levels, taking the nit count as high as 804 nits, which is just astounding for an OLED display in particular.
Considering the color accuracy, the wide color gamut and the superb brightness levels, it is not really a surprise that DisplayMate has given the Galaxy S10's display an A+ rating and states that it did not lack in any department during the test.
The S10 Gets Support for HDR on Netflix
If you have already ordered or planning to order the Galaxy S10, S10e or S10+, we have even more good news for you. You will be able to make full use of that QHD+ Super AMOLED display with brilliant colors and high brightness levels by streaming HDR content directly from Netflix on it. Given how important high brightness, a wide color gamut and native contrast ratios are for displaying true HDR, it's actually great news.
Source: DisplayMate, SamMobile