Samsung Galaxy S10 release date, price, features, 5G, leaks: everything we know so far

The Samsung Galaxy S10 range will include four handsets – Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and Galaxy S10 X with 5G connectivity

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 phones will be unveiled on Wednesday February 20, 2019 during the Galaxy Unpacked media events, which will be held in London and San Francisco. Pre-orders for the devices are widely-tipped to go live online seconds after the curtains have closed on the presentations, although the shiny new handsets won't be available in stores worldwide until March 8, 2019.

Ahead of the hotly-anticipated unveil, Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh hinted that the upcoming Galaxy S10 range would feature "very significant" design changes, and “amazing” new colours. So, it sounds like there's a lot to look forward to with the next iteration of the flagship Galaxy S series.

Of course, that makes a certain amount of sense given that this smartphone will mark the tenth anniversary of the wildly-successful range. Like the iPhone X, which signalled the tenth anniversary of Apple's popular smartphone range, we not only expect Galaxy S10 to boast a new industrial design, but a steep increase in price, too.

But while the Samsung Galaxy S10 promises to look significantly different from its predecessors, don't expect anything too revolutionary. After all, that honour is soundly reserved for the Galaxy X – the first entry in an all-new line of folding smartphones that will be announced on-stage alongside the Galaxy S10 at the same Unpacked media event in mid-February. The Galaxy X, which was briefly unveiled during Samsung's annual developer conference in November, includes a 7.3-inch foldable OLED display that unfurls like the inside pages of a paperback to offer an optional tablet-like experience.

So, besides the fact that it won't have a pliable OLED display, what do we already know about the next instalment in the Galaxy S range? Read on to find out ... 

Samsung Galaxy S10 range overview

Samsung is trying something completely different with its Galaxy S10 series – it plans to release at least three separate variants of the handset, with most tipsters now pointing to four different versions of the Galaxy S10.

The smartphones – codenamed "Beyond 0", "Beyond 1", and "Beyond 2" inside the Seoul-based company – have been listed on a number of different certification bodies, including the Chinese CMIIT government body. The model numbers listed on the official documentation are SM-G9700, SM-G9730 and SM-G9750, which seem to the logical follow-up to the model numbers of the Galaxy S9 models, which were SM-G9600 and SM-G9650.

According to leaksters who believe there will be four separate models of the S10, the fourth handset will be a skew of the "Beyond 2" with 5G network connectivity and slightly beefier specs – not an entirely new version.

Based on the latest whispers, the Galaxy S10 range will breakdown as follows ~

  • "Beyond 0" / Galaxy S10 Lite: Entry-level S10 with 5.8-inch display, LTE
  • "Beyond 1" / Galaxy S10: Follow-up to Galaxy S9 with 6.2-inch display, LTE
  • "Beyond 2" / Galaxy S10 Plus: Follow-up to Galaxy S9 Plus with 6.44-inch display, LTE
  • 5G-enabled "Beyond 2" / Galaxy S10 X: 6.7-inch display, 5G connectivity, 1TB storage

Eagle-eyed readers will likely have spotted that the Galaxy S10 Plus will feature a 6.44-inch screen, which is bigger than the AMOLED panel on the Note 9 phablet.

In order to make a handset with a display of that pocket-tearing magnitude useable in day-to-day life, Samsung has engineered a new all-screen design. The company unveiled the new display technology amid a slew of new screen types – dubbed Infinity-U, Infinity-V, Infinity-O, and New Infinity – during its annual developer conference in San Francisco in November. The first two displays sport small notches where the front-facing camera is still embedded in a solid bezel – much like the OnePlus 6T. The letters in the name refer to the shape of the bezel cut-out that holds the selfie camera and other sensors. For example, the Infinity V has flat sides and a sharp point in the notch, whereas the Infinity-U is all soft curves, like the shape of the letter "U".

Meanwhile, the Infinity–O has a small, floating pinhole at the top of the screen for the camera and the New Infinity has nothing at all. Previous rumours had hinted that Samsung had found a way to completely hide the sensors and camera lens behind the OLED display for a truly all-screen device.

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Samsung offered a very early glimpse at the upcoming hardware during the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in early December. But while the finished article is widely-tipped to sport an Infinity-O style display, with its small circular cut-out for the front-facing camera lens – the only break in an otherwise all-screen design, that's not quite what we saw with the prototype device.

Instead, we got an egregious, sweeping notch that dominates the top right-hand corner of the smartphone display. And this from the company that publicly mocked Google Pixel 3 for its notch design. Oh, Icarus.

Thankfully, this is not guaranteed to be the final design. In fact, Samsung Senior Vice President Justin Denison told TechRadar: "You should think of that device as a sample device. Not necessarily indicative of what the final device will look like, its size, shape, or even the UI treatment."

With any luck, the rumours are accurate and Samsung is able to make a slick, edge-to-edge smartphone with a small cut-out for the selfie camera – and it will not have to resort to shipping a handset with this odd, asymmetrical notch.

The Seoul-based company has already proven that it is capable of designing a handset with the so-called Infinity-O style display with the Galaxy A8s. However, it has yet to use the same technique with an OLED panel. An image purporting to show the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus being used in public shows the pill-shaped cut-out in the top right-hand side of the display to house the new dual front-facing camera.

Samsung Galaxy S10 range MWC 2019

According to a colossal Galaxy S10 leak published one month before the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked launch, the different Galaxy S10 models will be named: Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Plus. It follows a previous leak that claimed the 5G-enabled skew of the Galaxy S10 will be named Samsung Galaxy S10 X. If accurate, that surely will cause some serious confusion with the foldable Galaxy X handset.

It's worth noting that there is little agreement amongst analysts and leaksters about what the new entry-level Galaxy S10 will be called. For example, tipster Max Weinbach refers to the new entry-level Galaxy S10 model as the "Galaxy S10 Lite" in his recent monumental Galaxy S10 leak, while oft-reliable tipster Evan Blass has heard the smartphone will be branded "Galaxy S10 E" by his sources inside the firm.

Another key differentiator between Galaxy S10 models will be the cameras included with each model, sources say. Not only will the number of cameras fitted to the rear-mounted system vary between each Galaxy S10 handset – but the South Korean company will also tweak the number of front-facing cameras, too.

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite: 12MP variable aperture + 16MP Ultra-Wide rear camera
  • Samsung Galaxy S10: 12MP + 16MP Ultra-Wide + 13MP telephoto lens
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 12MP + 16MP Ultra-Wide + 13MP telephoto lens, dual-selfie
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 X: 12MP + 16MP Ultra-Wide + 13MP telephoto lens, dual-selfie

Elsewhere, there will be differences in the amount of available storage between each of these models. According to a report from GF Securities,  the maxed-out Galaxy S10 X 5G-enabled model will ship with a staggering 12GB of RAM and a gargantuan 1TB of internal storage. That's more than most laptops offer. This mammoth jump up in RAM will make for superfast image and video editing, still and video shooting, and gaming like never before.

This is likely a way to enable high-speed processing of the huge amounts of data that 5G will make these new handsets capable of receiving. On top of this, the 12GB of RAM could also be a way to future-proof the handset. This will allow it to be used in a headset for high-intensity virtual and augmented reality experiences.

Samsung Galaxy S10 release date

The entire Galaxy S10 range (as well as the Samsung Galaxy X) will be unveiled during the latest Galaxy Unpacked events, which will be held on Wednesday February 20, 2019 in London and San Francisco.

How do we know that? Easy, because Samsung has already started to send out the invitations – and the design has a whopping great "10" on them!

That's a little earlier than usual – after all, the Galaxy S9 was launched at MWC on February 25, 2018, while the Samsung Galaxy S8 was unveiled in New York on March 29, 2017. However, it's worth noting the latter was an exception caused by delays to production following the overheating battery issue that did for the Galaxy Note 7. 

Until then, Samsung had used the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in February to unveil its latest flagship Galaxy S handset each year since the Galaxy S5.

According to a report on Gizmodo, the latest Galaxy hardware will be available to pre-order as soon as the keynote finishes, with an official Samsung Galaxy S10 launch date in stores worldwide pegged for Friday March 8, 2019 for every model except the powerhouse 5G-enabled variant, which launches in April, 2019.

A later report by Italian site Tutto Android confirmed the same March 8 on sale date.

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite: launched on February 20, on sale March 8, 2019
  • Samsung Galaxy S10: launched on February 20, on sale March 8, 2019
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: launched on February 20, on sale March 8, 2019
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 X (5G model): launched on February 20, on sale March 29, 2019
  • Samsung Galaxy X Folding Phone: shown on February 20, on sale in late April 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 prices

Samsung has steadily increased the price of its flagship Galaxy S handset each year and – barring a massive economic downturn – we expect this year to be no different.

The rising price tag of the Galaxy S series is likely explains why the South Korean company has decided to add its new affordable Galaxy S10 Lite to the line-up. 

According to a reliable source speaking to Gizmodo, the following Galaxy S10 prices have now been confirmed by Samsung

  • 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S10 "Lite" with 128GB of storage: £669
  • 6.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S10 with 128GB of storage: £799
  • 6.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S10 with 512GB of storage: £999
  • 6.44-inch Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus with 128GB of storage: £899
  • 6.44-inch Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus with 512GB of storage: £1,099
  • 6.7-inch Samsung Galaxy S10 X with 1TB of storage and 5G connectivity: £1,399

For comparison, the entry-level Galaxy S8 was released with a price tag of £639 ($725), while the Samsung Galaxy S9 sold for £739 ($720) at launch.

Given the introduction of a lower-end model and the improvements and tweaks purportedly planned for the Galaxy S10, the £60 increase on the previous model seems to make a lot of sense.

But what about prices on the other side of the pond? Unfortunately, a straight currency conversion doesn't offer many clues as history tells us that Samsung prices its handsets very differently on either side of the Atlantic.

For example, the Samsung Galaxy S9 launched at £739 in the UK, which equates to a whopping £935 when converted. That's not even close to the US price for the Galaxy S9, which launched with a $720 price tag in March 2017.

However, that's not to say that we can't read something into the leaked UK pricing. We can look at the percentage increase from UK pricing for the Galaxy S9 to the leaked Galaxy S10 prices and apply the same increase to the US Galaxy S9 launch prices. That should offer a better clue as to what Samsung might charge in the US.

For the Galaxy S10, the leaked UK launch price has increased by 8.12% over the Galaxy S9 launch price. For the Galaxy S10 Plus, the leaked UK launch price has increased by 3.45% over the Galaxy S9 Plus launch price.

Apply those price increases to the US launch prices of the S9 and S9 Plus, $720 and $840 respectively, and you'll get the best possible indication as to what you might be paying for the entry-level Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus when they launch next February.

Based on this calculation, Samsung Galaxy S10 will start at $779 and the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus will start at $869.

As for the rumoured £1,399 price tag of the maxed-out Galaxy S9 Plus, this tallies with earlier reports on the handset. According to a report from South Korean news site The Bell published earlier this year, "in order to realise 5G communication" in the Galaxy S10 an extra "4 ~ 5 more antennas are needed than 4G".

It concludes: "the price of the series can be the most expensive."

On January 22, European prices for the Samsung Galaxy S10 range were reported in Italy. When converted to pounds, they pretty much lined up with the UK prices quoted above. So, if that report was accurate, the S10 prices in Euros will be as follows:

  • Galaxy S10 Lite 6GB/128GB: 779 euros
  • Galaxy S10 6GB/128GB: 929 euros
  • Galaxy S10 8GB/512GB: 1,179 euros
  • Galaxy S10 Plus 6GB/128GB: 1,049 euros
  • Galaxy S10 Plus 8GB/512GB: 1,299 euros
  • Galaxy S10 Plus 12GB/1TB: 1,599 euros

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite specs and features

  • The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will feature: 5.8-inch AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, 128GB storage – expandable via microSD, 12MP + 16MP rear camera, LTE

Just because the Galaxy S10 Lite is the most affordable model in the line-up, that does not mean it will be underpowered compared to its siblings.

Everything we've heard from inside the company points to the Galaxy S10 Lite – or Galaxy S10 E, depending on who you talk to – sporting the same flagship Qualcomm SnapDragon 855 processor, or Exynos 9810 depending on the market, as the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and Galaxy S10 X 5G.

The Exynos 9810 is the latest system-on-a-chip from Samsung, and boasts an improved Neural Processing Unit (NPU) that handles on-device AI processes, as well as an improved LTE modem capable of downlink speeds of up to 2.0 Gbps. Exynos 9820 is the first Samsung system-on-chip that sports a dedicated AI chip, following closely in the footsteps of Huawei’s Kirin 980 and Apple’s A12 Bionic.

Separating the AI functionality from the main CPU should speed-up a whole slew of everyday smartphone tasks, like opening applications, playing resource-intensive video games, and taking photographs and videos.

According to Samsung, single-core performance is 20% improved than the previous generation Exynos chipset. Meanwhile, power efficiency is 40% improved, which should significantly boost battery life in any handsets powered by the Exynos 9820.

Samsung Exynos chip

Like its predecessor, the next-generation Exynos boasts a security chip tasked with storing and managing personal and biometric data, including facial maps and fingerprint scans, in an isolated portion of the system. This should reduce the risk of attacks from cybercriminals, Samsung says.

Where the Galaxy S10 Lite performance will differ from its siblings is the amount of RAM. According to XDA Developers contributor Max Weinbach, the S10 Lite will have 4GB of RAM, while every other model will have a minimum of 6GB of RAM.

How much difference that actually makes in day-to-day use, who knows? But those looking for the fastest, slickest possible experience should probably cough-up the extra money for the Galaxy S10.

Those looking for the best smartphone photography should also probably opt for the pricier Galaxy S10 models, too. While the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and Galaxy S10 X 5G look set to sport at least three cameras in the rear-mounted set-up, the more affordable S10 Lite will only have two.

These will be similar to the Galaxy S9 Plus last year, allowing the handset to create Live Focus images with an artificial bokeh-style blur behind the subject.

The Galaxy S10 Lite also looks set to miss-out on the in-display fingerprint scanner. 

While the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and Galaxy S10 X 5G will all purportedly boast  the long-rumoured, ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint sensor developed by Qualcomm – S10 Lite owners will have to settle for a sensor embedded into the power button on the side of the handset, according to Weinbach.

Elsewhere, the Galaxy S10 Lite will have the smallest display of any flagship handset launched at the latest Galaxy Unpacked event. The S10 Lite will have a 5.8-inch display AMOLED display with the new Infinity-O design. That's the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S9.

Finally, one other area that will see the Galaxy S10 deviate from its siblings is the amount of built-in storage included with the device. Samsung is widely-tipped to bring back expandable storage via microSD, so this might not be a huge deal to you when choosing between the models – but it's still a differentiator.

Galaxy S10 Lite will max-out at 128GB of in-built storage, while the other Galaxy S10 models will be upgradeable to at least 256GB – with Samsung selling a 1TB storage version of the top-of-the-line Galaxy S10 X 5G handset.

Samsung Galaxy S10 specs and features

  • The Samsung Galaxy S10 will feature: 6.2-inch AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB / 256GB storage – expandable via microSD, 12MP + 16MP + 13MP rear cameras, in-display fingerprint sensor, LTE

The Galaxy S10 is the true successor to the Samsung Galaxy S9. Those who own the latter will be extremely unlikely to move to the S10 Lite, but has Samsung done enough to tempt S9 owners to ditch their handset and upgrade?

Well, it sounds like the Galaxy S10 will have a sharper screen than its predecessor. Ice Universe, who tweets under the moniker @UniverseIce, has revealed the Samsung Galaxy S10 screen is rumoured to "exceed 600 ppi". That would be an improvement on the display in the S9, which has a resolution of 570 pixels-per-inch.

Thanks to the new Infinity-O display design, which was unveiled during Samsung's annual developer conference last year, enables smartphones to have an almost truly edge-to-edge design. The Infinity-O design also avoids the need for a notch – the curvaceous cut-out at the top of the display like those on the iPhone XS, OnePlus 6T and Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The speaker grill, proximity and ambient light sensors housed in the bezel on other Samsung handsets are squeezed into the chassis, or embedded behind the display in Infinity-O style smartphones. Meanwhile, the front-facing camera is relocated to a small, "O" shaped pinhole in the display – hence the name Infinity-O.

The new design will purportedly allow Samsung to shave the bezels around the display and squeeze a larger screen into a handset with the same physical dimensions. As a result, the Galaxy S10 is widely-tipped to boast a 6.2-inch AMOLED display – some 0.4-inches larger than its predecessor.

Like the Galaxy S10 Lite, the Galaxy S10 will be powered by the Qualcomm SnapDragon 855 processor, or Exynos 9810 depending on the market. However, unlike the former, the Galaxy S10 will have 6GB of RAM.

Samsung will also offer larger storage configurations with the Galaxy S10, compared to the Galaxy S10 Lite. There will purportedly be 128GB and 256GB configurations available on the Samsung Galaxy S10 model, although both of these can be expanded via microSD.

Elsewhere, the Galaxy S10 looks set to include three rear-mounted cameras. This follows the Galaxy A7, which was launched last year and sported the first triple-lens camera system launched by Samsung.

According to prominent XDA Developers contributor Max Weinbach, the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus will include a secondary ultra-wide 16MP f/1.9 lens with a 123-degree field of view but no optical image stabilisation (OIS).

This will be paired with a 12MP standard lens with the same variable aperture mechanism that caused headlines for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus last year. The lens will be able to switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 based on the amount of available light in order to improve image quality. This camera is said to have OIS.

Samsung Galaxy S10 will also boast an additional 13MP f/2.4 telephoto lens with OIS and a 45-degree field of view. This will help with the depth-sensing abilities and allow for more accurate bokeh-style blur in the background of Live Focus photographs.

New software features, including Bright Night and Portrait Lighting, will purportedly be added to the Samsung camera app, too.

Galaxy S10 looks set to relocate the fingerprint sensor from the power button, where it will be found on the entry-level Galaxy S10 Lite, and embed the biometric scanner beneath the edge-to-edge display.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus specs and features

  • The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus will feature: 6.44-inch AMOLED display, 6GB / 8GB of RAM, 128GB / 256GB / 512GB storage – expandable via microSD, 12MP + 16MP + 13MP rear cameras, dual-front facing cameras, in-display fingerprint sensor, LTE

As the name suggests, the biggest selling point of the Galaxy S10 Plus is the bumper display size, which offers more screen real estate when watching movies, reading eBooks, playing games, and running two apps side-by-side simultaneously.

The Galaxy S10 Plus will purportedly sport a 6.44-inch display AMOLED display – that's ever-so slightly bigger than the 6.4-inch display on the Galaxy Note 9, which traditionally offers a much larger display than the Galaxy S handsets in a bid to appeal productivity-focused users.

Just like the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy S10, these gains can be attributed to the Infinity-O display design. Although, we're not entirely sure that Infinity-O is the right name for the screen on the Galaxy S10 Plus, since the cut-out will be decidedly not shaped like an "O". That's because the phablet-sized Galaxy S10 Plus will have two front-facing selfie cameras, expanding the cut-out in the AMOLED panel into a pill-shaped oblong.

It's unclear exactly what new features the dual-selfie camera set-up will enable, although it seems likely it will allow Galaxy S10 Plus owners to take Live Focus photographs – portrait mode images with a bokeh blur behind the subject – from the front-facing camera. 

A photograph shared on social news website Reddit show someone using what appears to be Galaxy S10 Plus on a bus

Presumably to help these additional camera features running smoothly, Samsung looks set to include 8GB of RAM in the Galaxy S10 Plus – double the allocation afforded to the entry-level Galaxy S10 Lite. The S10 Plus will also be powered by the Qualcomm SnapDragon 855 processor, or Exynos 9810 depending on the market.

The Galaxy S10 Plus will also boast the same flagship in-screen fingerprint sensor as the Galaxy S10 – bringing the handset on par with rivals like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and OnePlus 6T. Yes, it seems that Samsung is finally ready to launch its long-rumoured in-screen fingerprint reader – originally tipped for the Note 9.

The South Korean company is purportedly working closely with Qualcomm, which recently unveiled a new ultrasonic scanner system, which can read and authenticate fingerprints through a glass display, on-stage during its annual Technology Summit.

The component – which tallies perfectly with the long-rumoured feature headed to the next entry in the Galaxy S series – will begin shipping in mobile devices in the first half of 2019, Qualcomm announced. 

Qualcomm has branded its innovative new fingerprint scanner "3D Sonic Sensor". Unlike traditional optical sensors, the ultrasonic variant from Qualcomm does not compare the print against a two-dimensional pattern previously stored.

Instead, Qualcomm's all-new 3D Sonic Sensor creates a three-dimensional mould of the fingertip by bouncing soundwaves off the skin through the display. According to Qualcomm, the sensor can capture a breathtaking amount of detail – down to the individual ridges and pores. This makes it far more accurate than optical sensors that compare the pattern of the fingerprint.

Of course, the security community has yet to perform real-world tests to push the sensor to its limits, so it's difficult to judge whether the 3D Sonic Sensor is a genuine leap forward in security for mobile devices.

However, from a technology perspective alone, it seems like the new Qualcomm component should eradicate the possibility of fooling a smartphone fingerprint sensor with an accurate image of the print.

According to recent patents, Samsung will couple this 3D Sonic Sensor system with technology that allows phone owners to place their fingertip anywhere on the screen to verify their identity. This is a dramatically different approach from rival devices, which use a small portion of the screen to scan fingerprints, typically the same size as the physical sensors found on other smartphone models.

According to the patent, the fullscreen in-display fingerprint scanner would use a secondary, low-power processor to work. The new independent silicon ramps up the brightness of the screen as soon as it detects contact and scans the print pressed against the glass three times for security.

This would make the sensor more accurate than current in-display sensors – not to mention easier to use.

Like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the Galaxy S10 series is widely-tipped to be able to wirelessly charge other devices by placing them on the back of the handset. As you'd expect with a physically larger device, like the Galaxy S10 Plus – this will have a bigger battery cell and should therefore be better equipped to charge other devices.

According to leakster Max Weinbach, the power button placement on the Galaxy S10 Plus is a vast improvement over the other devices in the Galaxy S10 line-up thanks to its size. Weinbach tweeted: "Power button on the S10+ is WAY above the Bixby button and high up. Way better placement. The S10 and S10 Lite are closer to the S9 in placement and its meh."

Samsung Galaxy S10 X 5G specs and features

  • The Samsung Galaxy S10 X 5G will feature: 6.7-inch AMOLED display, 10GB of RAM, 256GB / 512GB / 1TB storage – expandable via microSD, 12MP + 16MP + 13MP + unknown fourth camera, dual-front facing cameras, in-display fingerprint sensor, 5G compatibility  

According to sources speaking to ETNews, Samsung will add a fourth handset to its hotly-anticipated Galaxy S10 line-up, dubbed Samsung Galaxy S10 X 5G.

The addition of the "X" to the Galaxy S10 name is not only to signal the fact that the Galaxy S10 represents the tenth anniversary of the best-selling Galaxy S smartphone series, but also purportedly feeds into the marketing planned for the handset, which will centre around the buzzwords "eXperience" and "eXpansion".

Those who have been closely following the whispers from the supply chain in the run-up to the Galaxy S10 launch event will know that this name seems somewhat problematic.

After all, Galaxy X has been heavily rumoured to be the name of the long-awaited foldable flagship phone due to be unveiled during the same keynote as the Galaxy S10 series. Samsung oh-so briefly unveiled the pliable phone during its annual developer conference in San Francisco in November, but neglected to confirm the name of the handset.

ETNews has not only revealed the branding of the upcoming Galaxy S10 X, but it has some new details around the specs squeezed inside the ultra-flagship. And it sounds like a beast of a smartphone.

According to the Korean publication, the 5G-enabled Galaxy S10 will include the same in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint scanner scheduled for the regular 4G-touting Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus, as well as a whopping 1TB of built-in storage, a ginormous 5,000mAh battery, and 10GB of RAM or more. Wow.

In addition to serious overkill specs inside the handset, ETNews claims the flagship will boast six cameras (a dual-selfie camera on the front, and a quadruple set-up like the Galaxy A9 on the back), 3D depth-sensing for improved images, and a humongous 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O style display.

Finally, the 5G-charged Galaxy S10 X will also include exclusive new software capabilities, ETNews reports. The next-generation handset will purportedly use AI to attempt to automate some of its users most common software features. This sounds similar to what Google has introduced in its Android 9.0 Pie. However, Samsung is tipped to be pushing the features further using its Bixby talkative assistant.

Elsewhere, Galaxy S10 X will boast the same in-display ultra-sonic fingerprint sensor as the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus, too.

We'll bring you more S10 leaks and rumours as we get them. Until then, why not check out our rundown of the best 5G phones to expect next year?

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