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Galaxy S10 Plus features and codename leaked from solid source

Galaxy S10 Plus Features
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While the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are the latest and greatest from one of the top smartphone manufacturers in the world, many are already looking forward to the Galaxy S10 Plus release date – and a new leak gives us insight into the upcoming device.

While the S9 and S9 Plus may be excellent quality phones, they have failed to live up to expectations in terms of sales – even performing so poorly as to spawn rumors that the Galaxy Note 9 release date might be pushed up in order to make up for the lack of hype around their devices. With the Galaxy S9, Samsung delivered a rather iterative device that didn’t provide anything groundbreaking to a market that was currently still enameled with the likes of the iPhone X. With the Galaxy S10 Plus release date, however, the company has the chance to come back in full force – and the recently leaked features and specifications suggest that this phone might be a little more impressive than what we saw with the Galaxy S9.

Before we dive into the specifics of the phone’s specifications, let’s talk about when exactly we will see the Galaxy S10 Plus release date. The recent leak was largely full of smartphone feature rumors rather than when the specifics of the Galaxy S10 Plus release date, but given the company’s track record of releasing phones around the same time each year, it’s very safe to suggest that the phone will launch sometime in the first few months of 2019. This would line up well with the previous release windows we’ve seen from the company – with a release of the S line in the spring and the Note line in the fall. While Samsung might be changing things up with the features of their device, we expect the Galaxy S10 Plus release date to remain largely the same as we saw with previous generations.

Now let’s get to the specifics as to what exactly we can expect from the Korean Tech Giant when the Galaxy S10 Plus release date rolls around. These recent leaks come from The Bell – a Korean publication with a proven track record when it comes to Samsung leaks. This information is based off of insider reports and is probably pretty reliable, but it’s always important to take any rumors with a grain of salt – especially for the Galaxy S10 Plus release date which is nearly a year away.

Previous reports have suggested that the Galaxy S9 was supposed to be a revolutionary change for the company, but that the plans were scrapped for one reason or another to release the iterative upgrade we saw with the actual Galaxy S9. These new leaks suggest that some of the tech and innovation that was supposed to be a central part of the Galaxy S9 will instead be coming to consumers with the Galaxy S10 release date.

The report suggests that the Galaxy S10 Plus bears the code name “Beyond” internally at Samsung. The company tends to use its goals for code names for their upcoming phone, with the Galaxy S8 bearing the name “Dream” after the company’s hopes to finally surpass Apple. The Galaxy S9 failed to live up to the “Star” code name; but perhaps the Galaxy S10 Plus release date will give us a phone that goes beyond what we’ve seen thus far. Samsung isn’t always successful in delivering the product that the market wants, but they’ve had few missteps when compared to competitors outside of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

The “Beyond” label is supposedly supposed to indicate that the Galaxy S10 Plus release date will go above and beyond anything we see on the market right now. While we don’t have specifics as to what that will be at this point in time, we’re expecting Samsung to double down on AI improvements and give us a truly “smart” phone.

While we don’t know how it’s going to go above and beyond, The Bell did report on two major features coming with this new device. The first is an in-display fingerprint sensor which fans have been hoping for quite some time. As phone screens get bigger, there’s only so much you can do without increasing the size of an already-large phone. Samsung had addressed the issue previously by moving the fingerprints scanner to the rear of the device, but an in-display scanner is definitely preferable.

The second feature is a 3D sensing module, although the media outlet did state that they were less confident about this inclusion. The Galaxy S10 Plus release date could very well give us a phone with a sensing feature that matches up or exceeds that of the iPhone X. We’ll have to see if that’s truly going “beyond”, but we’re a long way out from release so we will likely receive more information as time goes on.

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