The upcoming 10th edition of the premium Samsung Galaxy S10 will reportedly have quite a few variants. Render of one of these models, allegedly called the Galaxy S10 Lite, has surfaced online. The render reveals several important design elements, including side-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual rear camera setup, and more.
Samsung announced the latest iteration of its premium Galaxy S line up of smartphones for 2018 about 9 months ago. The Korean tech giant offered the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ models to replace the older Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus models. The next year is quite important to Samsung as the company will celebrate 10 successful years of the premium Samsung Galaxy S Series. The company has been launching high-end, flagship Android smartphones every year for the past nine years.
The next year certainly won’t be an exception. Moreover, smartphone enthusiasts are confident that Samsung could offer the Samsung Galaxy S10 with several industry-first features. We at MSP Gear have been closely following news, reports, and rumors about the Galaxy S10. We are fairly certain Samsung is planning to launch three variants of the Samsung Galaxy S10. It seems the company is busy working with leading Chinese smartphone component manufacturers to ensure it manages to design, develop and fabricate the multiple Galaxy S10 models.
Yup. Galaxy S10 coming in three models.
SM-G970F and G970U
SM-G973F and G973U
SM-G975F and G975U
are in testing.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) November 14, 2018
Samsung Galaxy S10 ‘Lite’ Version Renders Surface Online
In our recent report about the Samsung Galaxy S10 we mentioned Samsung could be launching a ‘Lite’ version of the S10, along with two standard flagship models. Now reputed online Samsung tipster, who goes by the alias Ice Universe (@UniverseIce), has offered some interesting renders of the alleged Samsung Galaxy S10. The image reportedly contains the render of Lite version of the Galaxy S10 from multiple angels. The render reveals several design aspects as well as features of the upcoming Android handset.
Galaxy S10 Lite，Flat Screen，Side fingerprint recognition，Dual camera. pic.twitter.com/Um8m4uFFz4
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) December 8, 2018
The Galaxy S10 Lite appears to have a standard dual camera setup on the back. The exact specifications of the camera sensors aren’t known yet. However, it is quite likely that Samsung could deploy large lens with variable aperture, and compliment it with another wide-angle lens. The dual camera setup gets a seemingly powerful LED flash.
Notably missing on the back is the fingerprint sensor. Samsung seems to have completely changed the way users unlock their devices by placing the fingerprint scanner on the right side of the Galaxy S10 Lite. The placement certainly appears ergonomic. However, users accustomed to rear-mounted authenticator might require a little time to get used to the side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S10 Lite.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Rumored Specifications, Features
As per persistent rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite could ship with Samsung’s Infinity-O display. The Infinity-O display essentially means that the panel has a small cut-out at the top-left corner. This cut-out will house the front-facing camera. The relatively less expensive variant in the Galaxy S10 lineup will still get a premium metal frame.
The Galaxy S10 could pack either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The handset could also launch in two storage capacity versions; a 64GB version and a slightly more expensive 128GB version. Also, it is quite likely that Samsung could release the handset with its own Exynos chipset in markets like India. For international markets, Samsung could stick to Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.