Now that CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is behind us, smartphone manufacturers are gearing up for MWC (Mobile World Congress). Samsung is first in line with the launch of the Galaxy S10. The company sent out press invites to an Unpacked event slated for February 20th in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
The Galaxy S10 is a special device for Samsung as the company is celebrating its 10th anniversary which explains the prominent 10 that can be seen on the invite, shown below:
From the invite, a few things can be picked, including the line breaking the number 10 into to, possibly a reference to the phone’s almost non-existent bezels. With the only official communication from Samsung being an event invitation, rumours say that the device will be available for pre-order immediately with a release date of March 8th.
Going by tradition, Samsung East Africa will most likely be launching the device in Kenya on March 8th or thereabouts. There are also rumours that we could be getting three variants of the S10, a new lite version that is likely to be named S10 E, with the usual standard and plus variants, S10 and S10 Plus coming with a punch hole display.
Other specifications in the rumour mill include:
- Android 9.0 Pie
- Exynos 9820
- 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage
- 12MP dual aperture lens + 16MP wide-angle lens + 13MP telephoto lens
- In-display fingerprint scanner
- 3D face scanner
There’s also some information on the pricing of the S10 but these are too crazy and I am only wishing that they are not true:
- S10 E – $850
- S10 – $1000
- S10 Plus – $1250