Samsung officially confirms Galaxy S10 launch for 20 February

Invites sent for London and San Francisco Samsung S10 events

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This just in: following reports around the web that the Samsung Galaxy S10 range of smartphones will be officially unveiled on 20 February, Samsung UK has sent out invites to an event taking place in London on that exact day.

In the US, a parallel event is taking place in San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium at 1am PT. Coincidentally – perhaps! – that's where Apple launched the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, Apple TV and iPad Pro.

The event invite features a somewhat cryptic graphic treatment of the number 10. We know that the 10 refers to the S10, of course, but does the design of the invite hint at a new screen tech or perhaps an in-screen fingerprint reader?

The invite reads: "Samsung Electronics will unveil new devices that promise to usher in new Galaxy experiences based on 10 years of innovations. The exciting reveal will take place at a Samsung Galaxy UNPACKED event in London at 7pm GMT."

In terms of handsets, we're expecting three S phones this time around: the Samsung Galaxy S10, the larger Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and an entry level, cheaper Samsung Galaxy 10 E (or Lite, as it has also been referred to as). For a full breakdown on what to expect from each of these new Galaxy phones check out our explainer Samsung Galaxy S10 price, release date, features, leaks: everything we already know.

While the invite makes it pretty clear that the Galaxy S10 (or range of S10 phones) is set to break cover, there's no clue as to whether Samsung's folding phone, dubbed the Galaxy X or Galaxy Fold, will be shown at the same event. However, a report in the Wall Street Journal cites "people familiar with the matter" as saying that the folding phone will also be launched on 20 February.

We're also hearing rumours that a new smartwatch – the Samsung Galaxy Sport – could be unveiled at the same Unpacked event. If that's true, then 20 February is shaping up to be a very exciting day...

How to watch the Samsung Galaxy S10 launch live stream

We'll be at the event to bring you the latest news, but you can watch it as it happens, too. To watch the Samsung Galaxy S10 launch live stream, simply head to the Samsung UK Newsroom,  www.samsungmobilepress.com, or https://www.samsung.com/uk for live streaming coverage on the day, that's 7pm GMT on Wednesday 20 February.

The official teaser video is below.