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Trusted Tipster Claims The Galaxy S10 Design Is Still A Secret

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 is expected to be the first major smartphone launch next year. With its release now just months away, there have been numerous leaks and reports about the handset’s features, specifications and design. However, according to one trusted tipster, all the leaks and renderings so far do not accurately capture the Galaxy S10 design.

No accurate reports on the Galaxy S10 design yet

Ice Universe has a solid track record when it comes to Samsung smartphones. Over the past few years, he has shared quite a bit of accurate information on Samsung phones, so there is little reason to doubt him this time either.

“At present, all renderings and videos do not accurately represent the design of the Galaxy S10, [sic] they are all wrong,” Ice Universe tweeted.

Rumors so far have claimed that the Galaxy S10 design will feature an Infinity Display and smaller bezels to make it look more modern. There are also reports that Samsung will not put the selfie camera in the bezel. Instead, it will supposedly put it in a small hole inside the curved Super AMOLED screen.

We have already seen many S10 renderings based on these details, which many believed to be correct. However, the latest tweet from Ice Universe makes us rethink what Samsung could have in store when it comes to the Galaxy S10 design.

Ice Universe also negated the rumors about the hidden camera technology in a recent tweet, saying the technology is not ready yet.

“The hidden camera technology under the screen is immature, and there is not enough light to reach the camera through the screen. The photos taken by the current camera are very blurred. This technology will not be realized until 2020,” he tweeted.

Samsung Mobile Chief D.J. Koh previously stated that the Galaxy S10 would have “very significant” design changes. It’s possible Samsung wants to keep such “significant” design changes a secret until the handset is officially announced, and based on the tweet from the Ice Universe, the Korean firm has succeeded so far.

Expected specs and features in the Galaxy S10

Based on the tweet from Ice Universe, we may not have accurate information on the Galaxy S10 design, but when it comes to features and specifications, we have a good amount of information from trusted sources. The handset is expected to have a new Super AMOLED screen with a built-in ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. In fact, Ice Universe claimed in a recent tweet that the S10 will have an “Infinity O” screen.

In terms of cameras, the S10 is expected to have a triple-lens rear camera, while the S10+ variant may feature a dual-lens selfie camera. The handset will likely be powered by the new 7-nanometer chipsets. To boost performance, Samsung is expected to use next-gen RAM chips and flash memory modules.

Further, Koh previously said the S10 would come in some “amazing” colors, and a recent leak claimed those amazing colors could be black, grey, blue, red, green and yellow.

Everything you want to know about the Galaxy S10 Lite

Another tipster and concept artist, Ben Geskin, has also offered details about the rumored Galaxy S10 Lite, which is expected to be the most basic variant of the three S10 models Samsung is expected to launch.

According to Geskin, the S10 Lite could have a dual-lens rear camera and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Further, the tipster claims the handset will get a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and be powered by a Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 8150 chipset.

As far as the screen, Geskin claims the S10 Lite will feature a flat “Infinity-O” display, which is one of the many new displays Samsung revealed recently. The display was shown to have a circular cut-out (possibly for the camera) near its left edge. Thus, the cut-out can be said to be like a notch, except that it is not in the center and does not extend to the top of the screen.

Further, Geskin notes that the Lite variant could come in three configurations: 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of storage; 6 GB of RAM with 64 GB of storage; and 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage. The handset could get a price tag between $650 and $750, putting it in line with the Galaxy S9’s launch price of $720.

Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S10 in February, most likely at MWC 2019.