Samsung is working on a Galaxy S10 flagship smartphone, and the rumor mill has been pretty active painting a detailed image of what we should expect to see in early 2019.
The latest effort comes from a new report from The Wall Street Journal, which outlines Samsung’s efforts to actually launch four different Galaxy S10 variants next year. The three have been rumored repeatedly, with screen sizes that range from 5.8 inches to 6.4 inches. Two of those models are expected to feature in-display fingerprint readers as well. The base model, though, will not, and it will only have 64GB of built-in storage, while the other models will reportedly have more.
The focal point of this latest report, however, is a special edition Galaxy S10 that Samsung is apparently working on. This model will be the high-end variant, and will reportedly boast six cameras in total. Four on the back, and two on the front. It will more than likely also boast the in-display fingerprint reader. And Samsung is apparently considering including reverse wireless charging (something Huawei has already launched), that would allow the Galaxy S10 variant to charge other phones.
This special edition model will reportedly boast a 6.7-inch display, and it may feature a notch design — a big change of tactics that Samsung actually announced earlier this year (along with its first foldable smartphone). This handset is known internally as the “Beyond X”.
As far as a launch date is concerned, the report indicates Samsung is planning on showing off the device in mid-February at an event, where it will announce all four Galaxy S10 models. However, the three standard models will launch first, and the special edition option will launch at a later date. That’s because it will support 5G wireless connectivity, and Samsung is going to wait to launch the handset until wireless carriers offer the network coverage.
The special edition variant sounds like an exciting option, and it will be interesting to see how the other three variants stack up, especially in terms of sales, if Samsung is staggering the launch.