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Samsung has announced the date of its next Unpacked event, at which it’s widely expected to announce the latest Galaxy S flagship phones. The event is happening on Wednesday February 20th at 11AM PT at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Samsung notes that 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy series, and the invitation prominently features the number 10.

According to a report today in The Wall Street Journal, Samsung will show off a “fully functional” version of its long-in-development foldable phone, as well as the rumored three variants of the Galaxy S10. A higher-end fourth model with 5G connectivity is set to be launched later in the spring.

Unusually, Samsung is holding its Unpacked event the week before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the massive trade show at which it tends to announce its flagship Galaxy S phones. MWC 2019 is likely to be a huge showcase for 5G technology, however, so it’s possible that Samsung will save some details of its 5G Galaxy S10 for the summit in Spain.

2019 will be an important year for Samsung’s mobile business, as 2018 was one to forget. The Galaxy S9 failed to meet sales expectations, and this week the company issued a surprisingly low fourth-quarter earnings forecast warning of lower smartphone profits amid strong competition. But while the S9 and Note 9 were very iterative upgrades, new form factors and network technologies might just give Samsung the opportunity to make the case for itself as an innovator once again.
 

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The only reason I want to upgrade at this point (currently on a S7) is for a faster processor, which I'm pretty sure a S9 would cover. As far as 5G that's great and all, but who thinks 4G LTE is slow? I don't know what 5G compatibility is gonna give me that LTE doesn't
 
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The only reason I want to upgrade at this point (currently on a S7) is for a faster processor, which I'm pretty sure a S9 would cover. As far as 5G that's great and all, but who thinks 4G LTE is slow? I don't know what 5G compatibility is gonna give me that LTE doesn't
The Snapdragon 855 will be much better than the 845 due to the improvement in the manufacturing process (7nm) so you may consider the S10.
 

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Samsung will unveil its new Galaxy S10 lineup on February 20, and one of the new features is expected to be a fingerprint sensor embedded into the display.

Rumors pointing to this feature have been around for several years already, but after companies like Huawei brought in-display fingerprint readers on their devices, Samsung appears ready to do the same thing with the Galaxy S10 series of devices.

And as discovered recently in Samsung Pay code, there’s a very good chance this will indeed happen, as at least one of the three Galaxy S10 models launching next month will boast this new fingerprint sensor.

Samsung is preparing an update for Samsung Pay that would display the authorization prompt higher on the screen in order to allow users to scan their fingerprints. The reader is likely to be embedded in the lower area of the display, so this is required to provide a seamless authentication process for payments.

Base model to come with fingerprint sensor on the side
At least one Samsung Galaxy S10 model is said to come with this fingerprint sensor, and leaks that have been swirling around the web in the last couple of months indicated that the only one to stick with a more traditional reader would be the base version.

A press render published online recently revealed that the base Galaxy S10 would have a fingerprint sensor placed on the side, whereas the other larger siblings would both come with the reader embedded into the glass.

The Galaxy S10 will be unveiled in February, while the first units will be shipped to customers in early March. The series will also include a 5G version of the Galaxy S10 that could go on sale at a later time and only in specific markets where 5G networks are already available. Pricing details aren’t available yet, but it’s believed the 5G model could cost nearly $1,500.
 

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 is nearly just around the corner, and new rumors that are swirling around the web today indicate that the largest model might be the one most people would consider buying.

First and foremost, it’s important to know that Samsung plans to launch three different Galaxy S10 models, namely a base model that may be sold as Lite, a standard S10 configuration, plus the top-of-the-range Galaxy S10+.

But according to a report from SamsungNews on Twitter, the Galaxy S10+ branding could actually be dropped this year, and Samsung may launch this device as Galaxy S10 Pro.

While it’s important to keep in mind that this information is still in the rumor stage, the same source claims this configuration will come with a ceramic version only available in a black metallic finish. Needless to say, this will be a special edition of the Galaxy S10 Pro, and the price will match the expectations.

The device could be sold for no less than 1,600 euros in Europe, and it could go up to $1,800 in the United States.

12GB of RAM on top model
Furthermore, it looks like this model will come with no less than 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage when the top configuration is ordered. On the other hand, if you go for the base version of the Galaxy S10 Pro, you will have to pay only 1,200 Euros, according to the same source.

The base Galaxy S10 will be the most affordable, with pricing to start at 779 euros, while the standard Galaxy S10 will be available from 999 euros.

Needless to say, these are just rumors for the time being, and I recommend you to take them with a healthy pinch of salt, especially because no confirmation of any leak has been offered until now. The unveiling of the Galaxy S10 will take place on February 20.
 
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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 will be one of the first smartphones to support the faster Wi-Fi speeds offered by Wi-Fi 6. Regulatory filings from Samsung, spotted by Droid Life, reveal that three models of the upcoming phone will include support for the brand-new Wi-Fi standard.

Those speed gains won’t do much right away, though. Almost no one has a Wi-Fi 6 router, and you’ll need one to take advantage of Wi-Fi 6’s improvements. Wi-Fi 6 also doesn’t offer immense speed gains for individual devices. It’s supposed to improve performance in homes or on Wi-Fi networks where a ton of devices are connected (say, a home with a bunch of smart gadgets installed), and those devices will need Wi-Fi 6 to really see benefits, too.

Still, it’s a feature worth having. It makes the phone a bit more future-proof, and if you buy a new router in the next couple of years, it’ll likely bring Wi-Fi 6 support to your home.

There haven’t been many Wi-Fi 6 devices so far, but the Galaxy S10 suggests that could be about to change. The phone likely comes with Qualcomm’s new top-of-the-line processor, the Snapdragon 855, which includes support for Wi-Fi 6. That chip isn’t being widely used yet, but it should end up in many of this year’s flagship Android phones, bringing some of the first Wi-Fi 6 devices to the market.

Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S10 at the end of the month. We’re expecting three models at launch: a standard S10, a larger S10 Plus, and a lower-cost S10E. A 5G version is also expected later on.