Even though the next big blockbuster device we are expecting from Samsung is the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 – set to be launched in August 2018 – we are starting to get some very interesting news regarding the Korean electronics manufacturer’s 2019 flagship. The Samsung Galaxy S10 is sure to be one of the most popular phones of 2019, but after the Galaxy S9 was an iterative upgrade on the radically redesigned S8, What can we expect from next year’s model?
It seems that we will be getting three versions of the Galaxy S10! In all likelihood it will likely be an S10, S10 Plus and S10 Plus Pro, with each subsequent version adding a camera sensor. Pricing is obviously unknown at this point in time, but it is safe to say the three camera version will cost you a pretty penny.
The third camera will probably be in the same vein of the Huawei P20 Pro, with a telephoto lens and monochrome lens accompanying the main camera. Unfortunately, it remains unclear if Samsung will be able to make 3D facial recognition technology work in time for the S10’s commercial debut. An in-display fingerprint sensor seems pretty much guaranteed at this point, but we’re not sure whether to expect the advanced biometric feature on the “entry-level”, flat-screened model or not.
Outside of the requisite improvements to the phone's processor, the Galaxy S10 has been rumoured to support faster RAM and storage modules than what is available in most handsets today.
Reportedly, Samsung will begin producing LPDDR5 and UFS 3.0 chips this year. The upshot of these additions is a phone that's snappier and more efficient. UFS 3.0 in particular helps storage consume less power, accommodate a wider bandwidth and work at hotter temperatures. As for the LPDDR5 RAM, faster read and write speeds will enable new content, like the recording of 8K and even slower-motion videos.