The Galaxy S10 features, specs, design, and other details are already known, thanks to a bunch of reliable leaks in the last few weeks. Samsung is all set to unveil its newest flagship at the Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20th. Ahead of the unveiling, the company is accepting early registrations for the unannounced phone. Folks at XDA Developers have spotted a Galaxy S10 Limited Edition device on the Philippines website of Samsung.
Galaxy S10 Limited Edition to launch on March 15
There will be as many as four different Galaxy S10 models in various configurations and camera capabilities, but all of them would run the same processors. The Galaxy S10 Limited Edition would become available on March 15 in the Philippines. The Galaxy S10 is rumored to hit the store shelves on March 8th. It means the Limited Edition device would either arrive a week later than the other models or the Philippines will be among the second or third wave of countries to get the newest phones.
The Galaxy S10 Limited Edition page is only accepting early registrations at the moment. It doesn’t reveal much about the device. The pre-order page shows the silhouette of the device with a curved display. The listing is accessible only after logging in and is shown as “Option A.” It will become available on March 15th in the country.
Next to ‘Option A,’ you’ll see the silhouettes of three other phones marked ‘Option B,’ ‘Option C,’ and ‘Option D.’ From the size of their silhouettes, these devices appear to be the Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10, and the budget-friendly Galaxy S10 E. The ‘Option A’ appears to have a curved display and a profile that is as large as Galaxy S10+ or larger. There is no mention of the pricing.
According to XDA Developers, the Galaxy S10 Limited Edition would have a ceramic back, a staggering 1TB of storage, and 12GB RAM. Samsung recently began production of 1TB storage chips for smartphones. You may think that 12GB RAM and 1TB storage are overkill, but it could come handy if you want to turn your smartphone into a full-fledged computer using Samsung DeX.
Galaxy S10 Limited Edition could be the rumored ‘Beyond X’ handset. Samsung could launch it under the Galaxy S10 X moniker or as a special edition phone. According to the rumor mill, the Beyond X device would sport a 6.7-inch display, four cameras on the back, two cameras on the front for selfies, and a massive 5,000mAh battery. Just like other Galaxy S10 variants, it is said to run the Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 depending on the market. The US would obviously get the Snapdragon variant.
Samsung is also said to be working on a 5G-ready version of the Limited Edition smartphone. The company would launch its 5G phone in the US, South Korea, and a few other markets in the first half of this year. The company is also preparing to launch a revolutionary foldable smartphone in the next few months. It’s unclear whether Samsung will launch the foldable at the February 20 event or at a later date. It has already teased the foldable handset many times.
A major design overhaul
Samsung is going to introduce a new design language to mark the 10th anniversary of its flagship phone. The Galaxy S10 would have a new Infinity-O display, which will have a hole near the top-right corner to house the selfie cameras. The devices would also get some cool features such as an in-display fingerprint sensor and reverse wireless charging. However, the budget model Galaxy S10 E would feature a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy S10 E would be available in a new Canary Yellow color and a flat display while the other two models would have a curved display. The S10 and S10 Plus would sport triple cameras on the back along with a heart rate monitor and an LED flash. According to the rumor mill, the S10 E would pack a 3100mAh battery. The S10 is said to feature a 3300mAh battery and the S10 Plus would get a giant 4100mAh battery.
The S10 will gain a 10MP selfie camera with optical image stabilization and 4K video capabilities. Its larger sibling would sport two selfie cameras. All three models would run Samsung’s custom One UI skin on top of Android 9 Pie. The One UI brings many changes to make the interface more intuitive.