2019 will mark 10 years since Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S series got launched and the company is planning something big to celebrate. The brand’s mobile chief DJ Koh hinted at this while addressing the Chinese media recently.
According to frequent Weibo tipster Ice Universe, Koh said that the so-called Galaxy S10 will have a very significant change in appearance. There will also be “amazing” color options. No other details were shared, but the news might be enough to revive interest in the lineup after the Galaxy S9 was such a disappointment.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Variants
One of the key problems with the Galaxy S9 is how closely it resembles the Galaxy S8 without offering anything game-changing to differentiate it. The Galaxy S10 could shake things up by introducing three new models measuring 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.4-inch, matching Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup for the most part.
Ice Universe recently claimed on Twitter that the Galaxy S10 will “have a very beautiful color scheme that is more beautiful than the gradient.” Gradient smartphones have become very popular in China, so it would make sense for Samsung to hop on the trend as well.
Another trend which Samsung might join is an under-display fingerprint scanner. Some say only the bigger pair will sport the technology, but others disagree. Whatever the truth, it looks very certain that the firm is adopting Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for its flagship phone lineup.
The Galaxy S10 recently showed up on the HTML5test benchmarking site. The device has the model number SM-G405F and it managed to score 515 out of 555 points. Not much can be gleaned from the listing. It seems the smartphone runs on Android 9.0 Pie and has a resolution of 412 x 869p.
This is just a shade higher than the Galaxy S9’s 412 x 846p resolution. We might be in for a taller display this year, along with a higher 19:9 aspect ratio. Samsung probably had to shave away more bezels to make this possible, getting ever closer to a truly borderless phone.