Samsung Galaxy S10 will be on sale March 8, and here's the starting price

New leak spills the beans on Samsung Galaxy S10 release date and prices

Samsung Galaxy S10 release date and price

The Samsung Galaxy S10, which is set to be unveiled at Samsung Unpacked events in London and San Francisco on Wednesday February 20, will then go on sale on Friday March 8, 2019. That's according to ETNews (opens in new tab), which provided the date in a report picked up by Softpedia (opens in new tab).

Softpedia points out that if Samsung takes its usual approach of taking pre-orders and shipping pre-orders ahead of the official launch date, handsets could start landing through letterboxes on Tuesday March 5.

The ETNews report also reveals that the 5G-enabled Samsung Galaxy S10, which will be branded Galaxy S10 X, will go on sale later the same month, on March 29, 2019.

In terms of pricing, ETNews says that the base version – dubbed Galaxy S10 Lite – will be set between $700 and $800 while the top models (most like the 5G version) could be priced as high as $1,600.

To give you an idea of UK prices, a straight currency conversion puts the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite at between £545 and £625 and the 5G Galaxy S10 at £1,245, although do bear in mind that UK prices rarely align quite so precisely with their US counterparts.

If this report is correct, here's the timeline of what we're now expecting in terms of Samsung Galaxy S10 phones:

  • 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 Foldable Phone: shown on February 20, on sale April 2019 at the earliest

That would get three of Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphones out on sale less than two weeks after MWC 2019 wraps up, where we're likely to see a bunch more announcements from other phone makers.

For more on the Galaxy S10 range, check out Samsung Galaxy S10 release date, price, features, 5G, leaks: everything we know so far.

Paul Douglas
Global Digital Editorial Strategy Director, Future

Paul started his career in publishing 25 years ago, working on a print magazine that consisted mainly of website listings because Google had not yet been invented. He worked in print for over 10 years on various computing titles including .net magazine and the Official Windows Magazine before moving to TechRadar.com in 2008, eventually becoming Global Editor-in-Chief for the brand, overseeing teams in the US, UK and Australia. Following that, Paul has been Global Editor-in-Chief of BikeRadar and T3 (not at the same time) and later Content Director working on T3, TechRadar and Tom's Guide. In 2021, Paul also worked on the launches of FitandWell.com and PetsRadar. Paul is currently Global Digital Editorial Strategy Director at Future.