New 5G-Enabled Galaxy S10 Family Member Surfaces, Five Variants Detailed

The Samsung Galaxy S10 info has been leaking like crazy over the course of the last month, and the latest piece of info actually claims that the company is aiming to release five Galaxy S10 models. Most previous rumors claimed that Samsung is gearing up to release three Galaxy S10 units in February, and one additional in March or April… well, today’s piece of info actually leads us to believe that the company may throw five Galaxy S10 variants our way. This piece of info comes from the Netherlands, from a TechTastic site, and do take it with a grain of salt, though that goes for pretty much every rumor / leak out there. In any case, the source has compiled a list of all the Galaxy S10 devices that the company is aiming to launch in 2019, including two 5G models of the device, one global and one US variants, more on that later.

According to the source, these are the Galaxy S10 units Samsung will release: Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 5G (Beyond X), and Galaxy S10 Bolt. Let’s start from the most affordable unit, shall we, the Galaxy S10 Lite. The Galaxy S10 Lite will not be a mid-range smartphone, as some of you may believe, it will ship with a flagship processor, either the Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820, depending on where you live, but it will include less RAM than other Galaxy S10 models, while it will also come with “only” two cameras on the back. The Galaxy S10 Lite will include a flat 5.8-inch display, while all the other models will sport curved panels. A single camera will lie on the front side of this smartphone, while the phone is also said to sport a side-facing fingerprint scanner. Its back side will be made out of glass, in case you were wondering, same as on most other Galaxy S10 Units.

The Galaxy S10 will sport a 6.1-inch curved display, two cameras on the back, and a single camera on the front. The Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 will be included, same as on all the other Galaxy S10 units. The phone will include an under-the-display fingerprint scanner, and glass will be included on the back. The Galaxy S10+, on the other hand, will sport a 6.44-inch curved display, three rear-facing cameras, and two front-facing ones. An under-the-display fingerprint scanner will be included in this phone as well, and glass will be included on its back, same as on the previous two units.

The last two phones on the list are 5G-enabled smartphones, the Galaxy S10 5G, and Galaxy S10 Bolt. The Galaxy S10 5G is basically a variant of the phone for the global market, while the Galaxy S10 Bolt will be exclusive to Verizon, and will come with a larger battery, says the source, other than carrier support, the battery difference, and different SoC (Exynos 9820 vs Snapdragon 855), it will be identical to the global variant. Both 5G variants of the Galaxy S10 will feature a 6.7-inch curved display while ceramic will be included on their back sides, instead of glass. Both phones will feature four cameras on the back, and two cameras on the front, and like on all the other Galaxy S10 models, we’re looking at display camera holes here, in terms of implementation. Both 5G-enabled Galaxy S10 smartphones will feature in-display fingerprint scanners, same as the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+.

Launch Date & Availability

The source also mentioned something about the availability of these smartphones, and their launch date. According to the info, the Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ will become official on February 20, and will become available for pre-order immediately after the event. The trio will go on sale on March 8, globally. NOw, as far as 5G-enabled devices are concerned, well, we do not really have any info regarding that, at least not fresh info. The 5G-enabled unit is rumored to arrive “at a later date”, though we still do not know when exactly. If we had to guess, we’d say that the two 5G-enabled units will launch a month or two after the regular models become available, but who knows, we’ll just have to wait and see what Samsung has in store for us this year. The 5G-enabled units will be considerably more expensive than the regular Galaxy S10 units, so keep that in mind if you’re planning to wait for them, though the smartest thing would be to avoid them in 2019, quite probably, as 5G will not become a thing until the very end of this year, and won’t become a standard anytime soon, so unless you’re aiming to keep hold of the 5G-enabled Galaxy S10 for years to come, it may be best to avoid it, though that applies for pretty much every other 5G-enabled phone in 2019, at least in my opinion.

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