Galaxy S10 leaks reach fever pitch

Chris Burns - Dec 14, 2018, 9:39 am CST
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Galaxy S10 leaks reach fever pitch

At this point the folks planning the release of the Samsung Galaxy S10 must feel like leakers have done their job for them. It’s not easy hiding the most major smartphone release of the year – especially when you’ve got a worldwide release on your hands. While about a half decade ago it seemed like companies like Samsung and Apple had a handle on leaks for the most part, here in 2018 it seems like the bigger the phone company, the more major the leaks.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is not immune to the leak issue, not here in the United States nor abroad. There seems to be little Samsung is able to do given the massive profit that’s at stake – leakers, case-makers, accessory companies, and others stand to profit. News outlets can’t help but to report on the leaks – the fact that the leaks are happening is, in itself, newsworthy. Knowing what smartphones are coming in the near future is valuable to the everyday potential smartphone user – as such, news outlets like SlashGear want to give readers as much info as possible, as early as possible.

When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S10, the importance of foreknowledge has the most value to those that like to own new smartphones as soon as possible. The so-called Early Adopters are ravenous when it comes to each individual scrap of information pertaining to Samsung’s most major releases. Now that Samsung’s set to release three or more phones instead of two – or even one, as it used to be before the Galaxy Edge lineup – delivers a bonanza of information on the leak lines.

The Galaxy S10 leaked in a variety of ways over the last several weeks and months. We’re less than three months away from the reveal and release of the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup, so we’re right about at the point at which Samsung’s finalized their hardware details – production has to start soon. The models are in, and the variety is real.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is likely set to be the least expensive of the group, with 5.8-inch flat display and one camera punched through its OLED panel. This device will have two cameras on its back, most likely, and it’ll be released at the same time as the other two Galaxy S10 models, right out the gate, in March of 2019.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (no Lite or Plus) will likely have a 6.1-inch Infinity Display – with curved edges on the left and the right. This device will likely have a single camera hole punch out the front of the device, like the Lite, and on its back it’ll likely have a set of three cameras. This device will also sport a fingerprint scanner embedded within its frontside display.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is rumored to roll with the biggest display of the family, with a 6.4-inch curved-edge Infinity Display. This device will have a pill-shaped punch through its OLED display panel to make way for two cameras instead of just one. The back of this phone is likely to have the same 3-camera setup as the Galaxy S10.

The Galaxy S10 5G is likely to be revealed at the same time as the rest of the devices, but won’t be released until 5G is ready to serve the world (via carriers). This means this 5G edition of the Galaxy S10 will appear in the first half of 2019, but we’re still not quite sure on anything more specific than that.

Rumored Samsung Galaxy S10 Prices:
• Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite 128GB £669
• Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB £799
• Samsung Galaxy S10 512GB £999
• Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 128GB £899
• Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 512GB £1099
• Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 1TB £1399

Above you’ll see a set of prices that leaked this week for the first three models of the Galaxy S10. You can translate these prices into USD directly, if you like, but it’s never quite that easy when it comes to Samsung’s decisions for prices in the USA vs other regions. We shall see!

The reveal date for the Samsung Galaxy S10 (in at least three editions) will quite likely be February 20th, five days before the main floor opens at Mobile World Congress 2019. We’ll likely then see the first three devices released worldwide on March 8th, 2019. Stick around as the final details arrive, and hands-on action begins.


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