Samsung Galaxy S10 - what it will be

Each new Sam­sung Galaxy mod­el caus­es a buzz among fans, and after a short time, the new mod­el is at the top of the lists of the best smart­phones. So far, there is no rea­son to doubt that the same prin­ci­ple will work with the Galaxy S10 mod­el. More­over, seri­ous com­pe­ti­tion from Apple and Huawei makes you think about what changes the com­pa­ny will make to the con­cept of an already almost per­fect smart­phone.

Announcement date

Most like­ly, the new smart­phone will be announced in ear­ly 2019. It is even more like­ly that the new smart­phone will be pre­sent­ed to the pub­lic at MWC 2019 in Feb­ru­ary. This is what numer­ous sources say, based on the expe­ri­ence of pre­vi­ous smart­phones. This is exact­ly what hap­pened with the S8 and S9 mod­els. But even if the com­pa­ny choos­es a dif­fer­ent time and place, most like­ly, accord­ing to tra­di­tion, the smart­phone will be announced before March 2019. At the same time, the price, appar­ent­ly, will be slight­ly high­er than that of pre­vi­ous mod­els.

Samsung Galaxy S10 - what it will be


Design is that part of the Sam­sung Galaxy that has­n’t changed in a rel­a­tive­ly long time. There­fore, we can assume that in this regard, the smart­phone will change its appear­ance a lit­tle. For exam­ple, some sources report that new body col­ors will appear in the line­up: black, gray, blue, red, yel­low and green.

Oth­er sources report on the size and res­o­lu­tion of the smart­phone, sug­gest­ing that the aspect ratio will be 19:9, that is, the Galaxy S10 will be longer than the pre­vi­ous mod­el. The res­o­lu­tion will be 1440x3040, which is also more than on the Galaxy S9 mod­el.

In order to achieve this res­o­lu­tion and fit such a dis­play into the same body, Sam­sung will have to reduce the bezels or even get rid of them com­plete­ly.

What most like­ly should not be expect­ed from Sam­sung is the “bangs”. The com­pa­ny was very crit­i­cal of this deci­sion on the Google Pix­el 3 XL, so no one expects such an inno­va­tion for Sam­sung.

But the com­pa­ny may well get rid of the frames, espe­cial­ly if you believe the pro­mo image of the Galaxy A8S.

Biometric data protection

With the incred­i­bly sophis­ti­cat­ed Face ID sys­tem intro­duced by Apple, Sam­sung has long need­ed a wor­thy alter­na­tive. There­fore, judg­ing by the spec­u­la­tion, the Galaxy S10 will use a Qual­comm ultra­sound scan­ner, which will be built into the dis­play. Rumors are only con­firmed by the fact that Qual­comm is devel­op­ing a third-gen­er­a­tion ultra­sound scan­ner. It has not been announced yet, but if it appears before the announce­ment of the smart­phone, it will most like­ly appear on it.

A 3D scan­ner, sim­i­lar in prin­ci­ple to Face ID, may be used to scan the face. If you think about it, such changes were expect­ed from ear­li­er smart­phone mod­els. What’s more, the new type of fin­ger­print scan­ner is said to be placed on more expen­sive mod­els, while the base one will get a reg­u­lar opti­cal scan­ner.

By the way, a speak­er can also be placed on the dis­play, since accord­ing to rumors, the com­pa­ny is already devel­op­ing devel­op­ments that allow such a sce­nario.

Samsung Galaxy S10 - what it will be


Ana­lysts say that Sam­sung may equip the new smart­phone mod­el with a triple cam­era and, if that was not enough, it will get an addi­tion­al 3D matrix for AR con­tent. At the same time, the base mod­el can get a sin­gle cam­era, and the aver­age one can get a dou­ble one.

As for the most advanced triple cam­era, experts say that it will con­sist of a 12MP and 16MP wide-angle cam­era and a 13MP tele­pho­to lens.

The 12-megapix­el lens is rumored to be f/1.5 to f/2.4, exact­ly the same specs as the cam­era on the Sam­sung Galaxy S9. The 16-megapix­el lens will have an f/1.9 aper­ture and a 123-degree field of view. The 13MP aper­ture will get f/2.4 aper­ture. There is no con­fir­ma­tion of this infor­ma­tion yet, but all the char­ac­ter­is­tics sound quite con­vinc­ing.

Many also believe that the front cam­era can become dou­ble in the new mod­el. Thus, as many as five cam­eras will be placed on one smart­phone. But this will not be done in order to improve the qual­i­ty of the self­ie, but in order to use the smart­phone unlock sys­tem using face recog­ni­tion.

Samsung Galaxy S10 - what it will be


New leaks have revealed that the Galaxy S10 will be pow­ered by a Snap­drag­on 855 proces­sor, small­er but much more pow­er­ful than the Snap­drag­on 845.

In terms of RAM, the new Sam­sung mod­el is said to require at least 8GB of RAM. Some sources even lean towards the pos­si­bil­i­ty of using 12GB of mem­o­ry on a more pow­er­ful smart­phone mod­el.

Such a device will also need a lot of built-in mem­o­ry, so the assump­tions boil down to the fact that even the base mod­el will have 128GB of mem­o­ry in order to store infor­ma­tion and down­load appli­ca­tions.


The most inter­est­ing point was over­grown with a lot of assump­tions, many of which rely on the path that oth­er man­u­fac­tur­ers have tak­en. For exam­ple, many believe that the mod­el, being the tenth, is more like­ly to be called Sam­sung Galaxy X instead of Galaxy S10, espe­cial­ly since the head of Sam­sung’s mobile devices depart­ment argued that the com­pa­ny was not sure whether to keep S in the device num­ber­ing.

It is dif­fi­cult to say what name the new smart­phone will even­tu­al­ly receive, but most like­ly, some­thing com­plete­ly new awaits us.

Samsung Galaxy S10 - what it will be

What users want to see

Accord­ing to users, the Sam­sung Galaxy smart­phone is very good, but still requires a num­ber of improve­ments. One of the most com­mon require­ments is a larg­er bat­tery. On aver­age, the smart­phone is able to work with­out addi­tion­al recharg­ing dur­ing the day, but users would like to be able to play games more often and use the smart­phone to watch videos with­out wor­ry­ing about the spent charge. Now the vol­ume is 3000mAh, and I would like to increase this num­ber.

In terms of design, users tend to expect a bezel-less look for a smart­phone as the rest of the com­pa­nies def­i­nite­ly fol­low this trend and add their own details to the new type of design, while the Galaxy sticks to the clas­sic look of the series. They want to improve the qual­i­ty of pho­tos, and AR emo­ji, and much more, despite the fact that, in gen­er­al, the smart­phone has prac­ti­cal­ly no seri­ous short­com­ings.

In the mean­time, we can only hope that soon we will find out exact­ly which path Sam­sung will take and how every­one’s favorite smart­phone will change in 2019.


By Yara