After months of rumors and leaked renders, we finally have the first real live images of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus smartphones, courtesy, the folks from AllAboutSamsung. As it’s usually the case, the phones are pretty much like how they looked on the leaked renders, just that they look much prettier.
Samsung will be officially unveiling the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10 Plus and another rumored smartphone (Galaxy S10E / S10 Lite) at an event in New York on February 20th, just before the Mobile World Congress where everyone else including LG and OnePlus is expected to showcase their new 2019 flagships.
The first thing you notice is the near-bezel-less display on both the S10 and the S10 Plus. While the S10 sports a circular punch-hole camera on the right top for selfies, the bigger S10 Plus has a bigger rectangular punch-hole for dual selfie cameras. Both the phones are seen sporting the new One UI based on Android 9.0 Pie.
Thankfully, both devices retain the 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom left alongside the USB Type-C port and speaker grille. One the back, we can see three cameras which are arranged side by side. The back continues to be all-glass with S10 being black and grey color on the S10 Plus.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 series is expected to be the first set of smartphones to carry the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor in the US. As per earlier rumors, the primary camera on the rear is expected to be the same 12MP variable aperture lens (f1.5 and f2.4) and the secondary 16MP f1.9 wide angle lens (123°). It’s still not clear what the third lens is all about.
As for the possible pricing, some leaks point at a hefty price point for Samsung’s top S10 model, with a quoted price of €1,599 (around $1,817) for the Galaxy S10 Plus with 1TB of storage and 12GB of RAM – a figure that far exceeds that of any previous Galaxy smartphone. The lower end Galaxy S10 Lite is expected to start at €779 (~$910), while the base variant of Galaxy S10 is expected to be priced around €1,179 (~$1340).