Samsung Galaxy S10: Release Date and Feature Rumours

by Rob Duke | Nov 26, 2018

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Many rumours are swirling about the next generation of Samsung handsets. Read on to find out what we’ve discovered about the Galaxy S10:

When will the Galaxy S10 be released?

Quite soon. Earlier this year, Samsung revealed the Galaxy S9 on the day before Mobile World Congress (Sunday 25th February) and it became available on Friday March 16th.

If they follow that pattern in 2019, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will be unveiled on Sunday 24th February and in stores from Friday 15th March. *Twiddles thumbs violently*

Is Galaxy S10 another name for the Galaxy X?

Nope. They’re two different handsets. The Galaxy S10 is next in line after the Galaxy S9. The Galaxy X is not part of the ‘S’ series and will be Samsung’s first foldable mobile device.

… a bit clearer than the whole ‘iPhone-X-is-actually-pronounced-iPhone-ten-but-where’s-the-iPhone-nine?’ thing.


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How much will it cost?

Prices for phones continue to rise, but even the biggest brands seem to be approaching the limits of what they can charge at launch.

Rumour has it that Samsung could meet or beat the £739 launch price-tag for the Galaxy S9, meaning the S10 would be at least £10 cheaper than Apple’s iPhone XR. Competitive.

Others suggest that significant improvements will lead to a price-hike for the entry level S10 handset (ranging from £800-£900). Hard to tell at this stage.

What will it look like?

Judging by the new concept designs revealed at the 2018 'Samsung Developer Conference', there could be something big on the horizon.

The Galaxy S10 could debut a small, circular ‘punch-hole’ front-facing camera in the top left corner of the display, significantly reducing the amount of screen-real-estate needed for a bezel or notch. Huge move.

The devices will also come in a wider range of colours at launch, including white, green, black and a (rather fetching) pale pink.

What new features will it have?

The Galaxy S10 will have a faster processor than the S9, likely to be the Exynos 9 Series 9820 – leading to better performance and, potentially, improved battery life too.

It’ll also probably have a three-lens camera array like the Galaxy A7, which will deliver improved stills and video capture. All good news.

Will it be 5G enabled?

They say 5G networks won’t be available until late 2019, but the Galaxy S10 *could* be the first mainstream phone with 5G capability. This would future-proof the device and entice people who haven’t been tempted to upgrade recently. Summary: Samsung is playing chess, not checkers.


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