Samsung Galaxy S10 release date confirmed by official pre-order site

Samsung pledges to deliver its first S10 handsets by March 8

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Samsung has let slip a very crucial detail about its upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone range. Ahead of its Galaxy Unpacked event next week, the South Korean company has rolled-out a new US webpage where Galaxy S fans can register their interest in the new devices ahead of their official announcement on February 20, 2019.

Those who sign-up for updates from Samsung now will enjoy "early access to pre-order", the company promises. In the small print below, Samsung reveals that it's reservation period will run from February 21, 2019 until March 7, 2019.

That aligns perfectly with previous rumours that suggested Galaxy S10 pre-orders will be available one day after its announcement during Galaxy Unpacked

The new webpage, entitled "We know you know what is coming soon", also confirms another rumoured details about the Samsung Galaxy S10: its release date.

Whispers from reliable tipsters had pegged the launch date for March 8, 2019. This is when the first pre-orders would start to drop through letterboxes and Galaxy S10 handsets would appear on shelves in stores worldwide.

This is seemingly confirmed by Samsung, which reveals that customers who register their interest and pre-order a new smartphone when it becomes available next week will take "delivery by March 8th while supplies last".

Those who reserve their interest in the Galaxy S10 today will also be eligible to receive a $50 (£38 converted) instant credit to spend on new accessories from Samsung. The Galaxy S manufacturer is also offering up to $550 (£430) in savings on its next flagship smartphone when customers trade-in certain rival devices.

This trade-in scheme could be an acknowledgement of the Galaxy S10 price increase we've seen rumoured in leaks shared online.

The latest Apple iPhone models, including the iPhone XR, and iPhone XS, will fetch the full trade-in value – however older handsets, like the iPhone 5S, can only be traded-in for a paltry $50 (£38).

Anyone hoping to take advantage of the latest offer and reserve the new Samsung Galaxy S smartphone will need to create a Samsung account.

Although there is a similar webpage to register your interest in the announcements from Galaxy Unpacked on the Samsung UK website it has nowhere near the amount of the detail as its US counterpart. the UK version says fans can "sign up to be among the first to know about the next Galaxy," but doesn't offer any information on trade-in value, shipping dates, and pre-orders.

Samsung's new webpage does not confirm the name or pricing of its new flagship smartphones. However, it does include the latest teaser trailer for its Galaxy Unpacked event, which is emblazoned with a large "10" – we're no gamblers, but we'd wager that's a pretty clear hint at the name of the Galaxy S9 successor.

The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus are expected to have a new all-screen Infinity-O display design, upgraded specs, a new triple-camera on the back, as well as an in-display fingerprint scanner. Alongside the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus successors, Samsung is tipped to introduce a new more affordable model, dubbed Galaxy S10e.

T3 will have all of the latest information from Galaxy Unpacked – which will also see the launch of the long-rumoured folding Galaxy X.

Samsung will broadcast a livestream of the keynote on its website, which will kickstart at 7pm GMT (2pm ET, 11am PT) on February 20, 2019.