Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will be the Galaxy Note 9, likely to launch at IFA 2018 in late August. However, details of the launch of Galaxy S10, the flagship for 2019 has already started doing the rounds. South Korean news outlet The Bell reports that the Galaxy S10 launch date is set for January 2019.
The report suggests the successor to Galaxy S9 will arrive at CES 2019 as opposed to Mobile World Congress in February or early March launch that we have generally seen for Galaxy S flagship smartphones in the past. While it is not unusual to hear details about launch timeline for an upcoming smartphone, this seems to have come too early.
The report adds that Samsung has asked its parts suppliers to start shipping components for its much rumored foldable smartphone this November and adds that the device might be showcased at Mobile World Congress 2019 in February. The Galaxy S10 will mark the tenth anniversary of Samsung’s Galaxy S series which debuted in 2010 as the competitor to Apple’s iPhone. The report suggests Samsung is scheduling the launch of both the products at different timeline to ensure they don’t clash in terms of demand or interest at the time of their announcement.
Samsung is reportedly planning to start sourcing parts for the Galaxy S10 by sometime in October. The smartphone is said to bring multiple new features, but retain the design language that revolves around its predecessors. One of the new features could be a new 3D depth camera similar to Apple’s TrueDepth camera, and a feature that rivals Face ID on the Apple iPhone X.
There are also reports of Galaxy S10 getting an in-display fingerprint sensor and probably the first mobile processor based on the 7nm process. There is still a lot unknown about the Galaxy S10, but Samsung is said to have codenamed the device as ‘Beyond’ suggesting it is looking beyond conventional offering this time around.