Samsung may go back to flat screens with the Galaxy S10

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Concept
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Samsung dropped its flat-screen flagship phones with the Galaxy S8, but the design might be making a comeback with the Galaxy S10. This is great news for folks who’ve missed the form factor and don’t want to switch to a trendy edge-to-edge curved display.

As per the usually reliable Ice Universe, Samsung is planning three Galaxy S10 models next year. The cheapest of the trio apparently has the model number SM-G970 and a flat 5.8-inch screen. The middle-of-the-road variant supposedly has the model number SM-G973 and a curved 5.8-inch display.

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The most expensive Galaxy S10+ is said to have the model number SM-G975 and a curved 6.44-inch panel. This is very interesting, since it’s pretty much the approach Apple is taking with the iPhone XS and iPhone XR. There’s a ‘budget’ option with a standard screen, a 5.8-inch option with a premium screen, and a huge 6.44-inch option for phablet lovers.

There was talk of a fourth model a few days ago thanks to some revealing tidbits from the Galaxy S9’s Android 9.0 Pie firmware. This particular iteration supports 5G, but it’s not mentioned in the new leak. SamMobile thinks this version may only hit the US and South Korea since those are the two markets where Samsung is actively working in the 5G arena.

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It looks like the 5G Galaxy S10+ will simply be an upgraded version of the 6.44-inch variant. This could make it even pricier. The company might further distinguish all these variants with a different photography setup. The 5.8-inch models could mix it up with single and dual-camera setups at the back.

The 6.44-inch Galaxy S10+ could grab 3 cameras at the back and 2 cameras up front. There’s also talk of an under-display fingerprint scanner, but it’s not clear whether all or only some of the models will benefit from this.