Samsung has confirmed the date of its Unpacked event for 2019 where it will finally take the wraps off the Samsung Galaxy S10 line of smartphones. Invites have been sent to media firms, and the official announcement for the event has also been shared on Samsung’s social pages. It is also being reported that Samsung will also showcase a working model of the highly anticipated foldable phone. Furthermore, the event will mark the South Korean brand’s foray into the era of 5G networks.
Holding the Unpacked event on February 20 is slightly odd considering it would be taking place just one week before Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019. Regardless, the schedule seems to be confirmed, and this is where we are likely to see the launch of the Galaxy S10. Samsung will conduct the event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco at 11 AM PT.
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At the event, we expect to see at least four variants of the Galaxy S10. Other than the usual offerings of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ models, we also should see a Galaxy S10 E (previously known as Galaxy S10 Lite), along with a high-end 5G variant. Rumors have also pointed towards a fifth variant being referred to as the Galaxy S10 Bolt which is likely to just be a special variant of one of the top-end models. As for the foldable phone, we are not sure if this will be an official launch or just another teaser. It is more likely that Samsung will showcase a close to finished product right now and release the phone in the coming months. Such a strategy would make more sense as releasing the foldable phone beside the S10 might impact the latter’s sales targets.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Variants, Specifications
According to leaks obtained so far, five total smartphones might emerge out of the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup. All these phones will come with either a Snapdragon 855 SoC or an Exynos 9820. 8GB RAM is expected to be offered even in the most affordable of these, with 10GB of RAM being the bare minimum for the 5G variant. Android 9.0 Pie will ship on all these phones with the company’s newly developed One UI. This will also be the debut of Samsungs Infinity-O displays where the selfie cameras are housed within cut outs within the display.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 E, which used to be called the Galaxy S10 Lite, is expected to feature a 5.8-inch AMOLED screen. To cut down on its price, the phone will skip on the in-display fingerprint scanner and instead opt for one embedded within the power button. It will also offer a single camera on both the front and rear.
All the rest of the models are expected to arrive with in-display fingerprint scanners. Their display sizes are supposed to be as follows: 6.1-inch for the S10, 6.4-inch for the S10+, and 6.7-inch for the S10 5G and S10 Bolt. As for imaging, the S10 is said to offer one punch hole camera at the front, with a dual camera setup at its back. The rest of the three devices might offer dual punch hole cameras at their fronts. Furthermore, the S10+ might opt for a triple rear camera setup, and the other two could go as far as to provide four rear cameras.