While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is a relatively new phone, Samsung is likely to have another flagship up their sleeves. Notably, this is likely not the foldable phone Samsung showed off onstage in November, but another traditional entry in the Galaxy line. Here’s all the rumors and speculation about the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Rumors
Is it Real?
The biggest question about the Galaxy S10 is whether it even exists. It seems quite likely that Samsung will be making a successor to the Galaxy line in time for the tenth anniversary. Who would be willing to miss a marketing opportunity that huge? Not to mention, there’s a lot of competition out there for Samsung to contend with.
For one thing, the Korean smartphone manufacturer is only just hanging on to the top spot globally. While Apple was once the company on their heels, however, Huawei, a Chinese smartphone maker, is now number 2 globally. Huawei’s impressive showing is made even more striking by the fact that they don’t sell phones in America due to security concerns.
It seems likely that, should a Galaxy S10 be on the horizon, that it would come in a variety of models. The iPhone XS, XS Plus and XR have proven that premium smartphones can succeed with a variety of models for different tastes.
Notably, we guess that the S10 will likely have a 5G-enabled model as the Plus variant. Smartphone makers love selling the Plus models because they make more money, overall, on them, so having something other than size set it apart could be huge.
Additionally, expect to see a “normal” configuration that is similar in size to the current S9. Finally, we would be shocked if there wasn’t a competitor for the iPhone XR that was a more budget-friendly option. The XR has less technical flourishes and is more straightforward and comes in $250 cheaper than its bigger brother.
Release and Price
February or March both seem like likely candidates for release window. There is currently no concrete info on these phones. However, it seems likely that the base model would come in around $1,000, with the budget model at $750 and the Plus around $1,200.