Samsung will launch three Galaxy S10 models and a long-awaited foldable phone early next year, according to a Bloomberg report that publishes information released earlier this year by analyst Ming-chi Kuo and Korean media were confirmed, confirmed and supplemented.
The S10 and S10 Plus include curved OLED screens with fingerprint sensors in the display, a technology found in many Chinese high-end phones this year, but not yet used by Samsung. The phones also allegedly have three cameras on the back with a selfie camera that is "visible and hidden under the screen"; it's unclear what that actually means, though rumored rumors suggest that Samsung is working on displays with tiny holes to accommodate cameras underneath the panel itself.
Bloomberg also says that Samsung is testing S1
The third S10 model is to be a cheaper version without a curved screen and possibly without a fingerprint sensor in the display. (Kuos July report said that this model would have a fingerprint sensor on the side of the device.) Samsung has in the past published "Lite" variants of its Galaxy S phones, but they typically have little in common with the flagship devices and We're not started until a few months later. The company's stated strategy is to provide its mid-range devices with more high-end features. Therefore, it makes sense to expand the prestigious Galaxy S brand in this way.
Samsung is also expected to conduct Verizon Wireless conversations to bring a 5G version of the Galaxy S10 to the US. It is unclear what phase Verizon's 5G network will be in when the Galaxy S10 is released; The company's position is that it will launch 5G-enabled mobile devices in early 2019, although there are some reservations with the already available "5G" home internet service. Leaky code already suggested that Samsung was working on a 5G Galaxy S10 and revealed the code name "Beyond" of the device by Bloomberg.
The Bloomberg Report also contains details about Samsung's Foldable Phone Forever in Pregnancy, codenamed "Winner," as described by The Wall Street Journal was reported. Samsung is still to decide whether the device works vertically or horizontally, which seems implausible, as the company has recently proposed to introduce it at the next developer conference. The report says Samsung may instead present conceptual details of the design and user interface if it can not bring the actual device.
The flip phone will apparently not contain an in-display fingerprint sensor due to technical difficulties with the screen technology. It's supposed to have a four-inch display that can be used with the phone closed, with a much larger screen on the inside that unfolds like a wallet – similar to a concept shown in 2014 (above). The previous WSJ report from 1945 said that the inner screen would be approximately seven inches diagonal when unfolded, though it is difficult to understand what that would look like without knowing the aspect ratio.
In any case, 2019 will be a great year for Samsung's Mobile division, which is in for a hit after disappointing sales for the Galaxy S9. Samsung's releases in 2018 were solid but clearly iterative and overshadowed by conspicuous Chinese competitors – the question is whether the company can regain its reputation for technical innovation.