Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup rumor roundup: what to expect

Yordan, 20 February 2019

The Galaxy Unpacked event is taking place today in San Francisco, United States, and we can’t wait to see which rumors were true and which were just fan fiction. We summed up the most plausible ones below.

Infinity-O screens

Samsung introduced its new series of displays with a specific letter for every particular cutout for the front-facing camera. The Galaxy S10 devices are expected to come with Infinity-O displays that have holes in the AMOLED for their selfie cameras. According to our leak, there will be a 10 MP f/1.9 shooter on the front, but the Galaxy S10+ will have a second 8 MP camera, making the hole look more like a pill.

Revised Samsung Galaxy S10+ renders (unofficial) Revised Samsung Galaxy S10+ renders (unofficial) Revised Samsung Galaxy S10+ renders (unofficial)
Revised Samsung Galaxy S10+ renders (unofficial)

Three, four or five phones

While Samsung unveiled a vanilla and a Plus variant in the last two years, we should see at least three new units - the affordable Galaxy S10e, vanilla Galaxy S10 and the bigger Galaxy S10+ with five cameras. A 5G-packing version said to be named Galaxy S10 X and a foldable phone dubbed Galaxy Fold might join the fun, but then again they might get their own events later on.

All the colors

The Korean maker has been somewhat conservative on bright colors or gradients lately. We saw a yellow S Pen with the Blue Galaxy Note9 flagship, but this time we are about to see a Canary Yellow Galaxy S10e. Prism Green is another new color in the Samsung portfolio, and the Galaxy S10+ will have an actual ceramic back panel for the 12 GB RAM/1 TB top version.

The specs sheets of the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e The specs sheets of the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e
The specs sheets of the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e

Under-display fingerprint scanner

The rumors of a Samsung flagship with an under-display fingerprint sensor date as far back as the Samsung Galaxy S8, but chances are they will finally materially. Finally, the tenth Galaxy generation will bring it - or at least the regular and Plus versions (the Galaxy S10e is said to have its fingerprint sensor on the side). Some screen protectors will have a hole for the sensor to work properly, but Whitestone claims its Dome Glass will support the ultrasonic reader without any cutouts whatsoever.

Whitestone claims its Dome glass is the only one to support Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint reader
Whitestone claims its Dome glass is the only one to support Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint reader

Pricing and availability

The Samsung Galaxy S10e will be the cheapest of them all - €749 for the sole 6/128 GB variant. If you want more RAM and storage, then the Galaxy S10 is for you - up to €1,149 for 8/512 GB. For €100 extra you’ll get a Plus-sized device, but the 12 GB RAM/1TB storage version will carry an eye-watering €1,499 tag.

Samsung Galaxy S10 pricing in Europe
Samsung Galaxy S10 pricing in Europe

Pre-orders should start tomorrow, but shipping usually begins two weeks after the unveiling.

Other tidbids

The new phones are expected to bring 4K selfies and reverse wireless charging. Some countries are expected to get the new Galaxy Buds wireless earphones bundled with the smartphone.


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Reader comments

  • Anonymous

You claim I don't know what I'm talking about not you just admitted you can't even use Google lol

  • Anonymous

No. 2k is a resolution that is barely a hair above 1080p. 2.5K is QHD. 3k is QHD

  • Note9 User

Only in your dreams.