Samsung has rolled out Android 9 Pie beta update for the Galaxy Note 9, and this new update reveals a few details about the upcoming Galaxy S10. The beta update brings with it Night Theme, which as its name suggests, will apply a dark UI theme to reduce strain on eyes. The Night Theme has an animated demonstration, which shows a smartphone with minimal to no bezels. We haven’t seen any such smartphone from Samsung so far. Therefore, it is safe to believe that the phone showcased in the demonstration video may very well be the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Samsung is one of the very few brands which hasn’t launched any truly bezel-less smartphone, so far. The brand was most probably holding back because it did not want to put a notch in the display like other manufacturers. From the animation of the supposed Galaxy S10, we can see that there is no camera or any sensors above the screen, which hints towards two things. First is that Samsung has either put the front-facing camera under the display or that the Galaxy S10 will have a sliding frame which will hold the front-facing camera like we have seen on smartphones like Oppo Find X, Vivo Nex, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, and the Honor Magic 2. The second hint we get is that the Galaxy S10 may not feature an iris scanner due to the lack of space above the display. This is also backed by a recent leak, according to which, the Galaxy S10 may have an In-display fingerprint scanner developed by Qualcomm.
Newest Note9 Pie update has this as the device design. It's interesting. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/RJfEQOdfKU
— Max Weinbach ? (@mweinbachXDA) November 3, 2018
If the leaks are right, and the Galaxy S10 comes with a truly bezel-less display and an in-display fingerprint scanner, then I personally think that Samsung is going in the right way. So far, the Galaxy S10 has leaked many times, and we have a good idea of what the device will have to offer. Below are its expected and rumored specifications.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Expected Specs
As mentioned earlier, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is believed to come with a truly bezel-less display. The display will have an In-display fingerprint scanner. Needless to say, the Galaxy S10 will have Samsung’s own chipset. However, unlike its predecessor, which has Exynos 9810 SoC, the Galaxy S10 will have the new Exynos 9820 chipset. The Exynos 9820 is rumored to have Samsung’s own GPU. The existing flagship smartphone from Samsung, which is the Galaxy Note 9, already has 8GB of RAM in its top-end variant. The Galaxy S10 will offer even more RAM capacity. Leaks suggest that there will be three configurations on offer; 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage, and 10GB RAM + 512GB of storage.
Recent leaks also suggest that the smartphone will come in four variants; the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, Galaxy S10 X, and the Galaxy S10 X 5G. The ‘X’ versions of the Galaxy S10 are believed to have foldable screen design, while the S10 X 5G, as the name suggests will be the first 5G smartphone from Samsung. Recently, Samsung has launched a couple of smartphones with more than two cameras at the back. Take the Galaxy A9 (2018) for example; it has four rear cameras. Therefore, it is very much possible that the Galaxy S10 might also feature more than two rear cameras to improve the image quality further.
Other features on the Galaxy S10 might include USB Type-C port, fast charging, wireless charging, stereo speakers, and a water-resistant body.
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