Samsung is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Galaxy S series in style, with a new report claiming that it’s going to release 3 new models next year. The company has so far stuck to a 2-phone strategy, but it seems like the formula will be shaken up a bit in 2019.
It’s worth noting that Apple plans to launch 3 iPhones this year too, starting with a budget 6.1-inch option, a 5.8-inch iPhone X sequel, and a premium 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus. Samsung is planning something similar for the Galaxy S10 series, as per ETNews.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Triple Cameras
Samsung is apparently calling the basic entry-level variant Beyond 0. It has a flat, non-curved 5.8-inch screen and a single camera. The middle-of-the-road Beyond 1 has a curved 5.8-inch display and dual cameras. The high-end Beyond 2 has a curved 6.2-inch panel and triple cameras.
This is very interesting, as Samsung hasn’t launched a device with 3 lenses on its back before. Huawei beat it to the punch earlier this year with the P20 Pro. Rumor has it that even Apple’s upcoming iPhone X Plus is gaining a triple shooter setup.
If that’s not enough to attract buyers, Samsung is also planning to integrate an in-display fingerprint reader on the Beyond 2. It’s been working on the tech for years and may have finally decided to let the feature loose on its tenth birthday. The Bell recently reported the same, adding that the Galaxy S10 would support 3D Face Unlock as well.
ETNews had some fresh info about Samsung’s flexible phone too. The brand is supposedly rushing to develop it to get ahead of Huawei. The handset is said to be compact when folded and a 7-inch tablet when unfolded. Speculation so far has suggested a whopping $2000 price tag for it.