Galaxy S10 release date blues

Chris Burns - Jan 15, 2019, 11:07 am CST
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Galaxy S10 release date blues

Today we’re taking a peek at what it’ll mean for the Samsung Galaxy S10 to release in its entirety come early March, 2019. This is the likely timeframe for the release of the Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10E, and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, after all. At that time we’ll get three new phones and, when it comes down to it, not a whole lot of change from one year to the next.

Those of you that pay close attention to the Samsung Galaxy S line of phones and indeed the entire industry might be saying “HOW DARE YOU!” Especially when it’s also assumed that because I’ve written about Apple in the past without vitriol, that I must be a hardened addict. In fact I’m sort of disillusioned with the whole industry, really. What’s new in the world today?

The Samsung Galaxy S10, E, and Plus will bring some of the best smartphones to the world that’ve ever existed. They’ll have such features as super-great cameras, displays that cascade over their sides, and in-display fingerprint readers. They’re going to be utterly invaluable components of hundreds of thousands of people’s lives by the second quarter of the year, make no mistake.

But since 2007, what’s really changed? We’ve got devices that do the same things the first round of smartphones did, only better. Now the cameras are, at times, better for the average person than any massive multi-thousand-dollar camera. Internet speeds are quick enough to bring us information about any subject in an instant, and we can learn about anything with great ease.

But what happens when another set of phones comes out that only slightly improves upon last year’s models? Have a peek at the specs below and see what we’re likely going to be delivered by Samsung on the 20th of February.

Samsung Galaxy S10E (Lite):
• Display: 5.8-inches (flat)
• Back Cameras: 2x lens
• Front Camera: 1x punch-hole lens
• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
• Fingerprint Sensor: Side-mounted
• Connectivity: 4G LTE
• Back: Glass
• Battery: 3000mAh

Samsung Galaxy S10:
• Display: 6.1-inches (curved)
• Back Cameras: 2x lens
• Front Camera: 1x punch-hole lens
• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
• Fingerprint Sensor: Ultrasonic in-display
• Connectivity: 4G LTE
• Back: Glass
• Battery: 3500mAh

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus:
• Display: 6.44-inches (curved)
• Back Cameras: 3x lens
• Front Cameras: 2x punch-hole lens (pill shaped)
• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
• Fingerprint Sensor: Ultrasonic in-display
• Connectivity: 4G LTE
• Back: Glass
• Battery: 4000mAh

The specs above are not official, they come from anonymous sources with information on the subject as well as educated guesswork based on precedent. The Samsung Galaxy S10 collection will be the best in the industry for a short time, and they won’t take any chances that they’ll loose Samsung’s spot as the world’s most profitable Android smartphone manufacturer.

The same goes for each of the other major smartphone makers – at least those outside of China. Inside China there’s a burgeoning market for new smartphones, and innovation happens at a speed well ahead that of most of the rest of the world.

This is why we keep our eyes on what China’s got going on – not because we’re going to be able to buy these phones today, but because we’ll see the technology inside USA-aimed phones tomorrow. Because when everyone’s been trained to accept a new phone each year with minimal major change, the speed at which brands in the USA need to move is that of a lumpy old overweight gorilla, fat from all the food it’s been fed from mindless zoo-goers.

We’re expecting that the Samsung event on February 20th will yield the Galaxy S10, S10E, and S10 Plus. We might also get to see the foldable Galaxy smartphone, and might year about the Galaxy S10 X with 5G connectivity. We’ll very likely see the Galaxy S10 family go on pre-order the same day, with a release date around March 8th, or thereabouts.


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