Samsung will launch the Galaxy S10 phones, the Galaxy Fold phone and a bunch of wearables at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California later in the day. Generally, the South Korean tech giant makes big announcements at MWC in Barcelona, however, this time it is launching the flagship devices five days ahead of the start of the mobile show. Samsung's event will start at 11AM San Francisco time, and in India the live stream will start at 12:30 AM on February 21. You can visit this link to catch all the action live. It is possible that Samsung will also go live on its YouTube page. You can also follow the developments on company’s Twitter and Facebook pages. Digit.in will also be covering the event and you can stay tuned for our live coverage tonight.
Samsung is expected to launch three phones at the event: a Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. The processor of all the three models will be same and variations are expected in RAM, storage, display size, cameras and battery capacity. These phones will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, and for Asian markets the phone would ship with the Exynos 9820 SoC. The Galaxy S10 is likely to be the most affordable of the lot and is said to be Samsung’s answer to Apple iPhone XR. It is expected to sport a 5.8-inch flat Infinity-O Super AMOLED display, and will reportedly have a fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button.
It is speculated to sport a dual camera system on the back and a single sensor on the front. The rear dual cameras could come equipped with a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.5 aperture and a 16MP secondary sensor with f/2.2 ultra-wide lens. On the front, the phone is said to feature a 10MP single lens with autofocus support. It is expected to house a 3100mAh battery and run on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is said to sport a 6.1-inch curved display and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. It is speculated to ship with a rear triple camera setup and a single front shooter. The triple camera setup will reportedly have a 12MP camera with f/2.4 aperture telephoto lens (45-degree), a 12MP sensor with f/1.5, 77-degree lens and 16MP fixed-focus f/2.2 123-degree ultra-wide camera. The front shooter is expected to be the same as the one in the Galaxy S10 e. The phone will ship with Android 9.0 Pie and sport a 3400mAh battery.
The difference between the regular and plus variant is the screen size, battery capacity and two front cameras. The Galaxy S10+ is said to sport a 6.3-inch curved display and a triple camera setup with same sensors as the regular model. However, on the front, the phone may have a 10MP sensor along with an 8MP secondary sensor. It is expected to house a 4100mAh battery and come to equipped with the reverse wireless charging technology.
Samsung has been teasing that it will also launch its foldable device, called the Galaxy Fold, along with the three S-Series phones. The phone was officially showcased last year but the company covered the phone in a black cover to hide the design. Reportedly, the phone will feature two displays: a large 7.3-inch screen with 1536x2152p resolution, and the other 4.58-inch panel offering 840x1960p resolution. The larger display is speculated to feature a 4.2:3 display aspect ratio while the smaller one might have a 21:9 aspect ratio.
Samsung is likely to expand its wearables portfolio by launching a new and powerful smartwatch. Reportedly, the Galaxy Watch Active will have news watch faces, and a new UI. It may also come with a heart rate monitor, and could be powered by the Exynos 9110 chipset. The new functionalities may include NFC for Samsung Pay. The South Korean giant has also teased Galaxy Fit fitness bands, and may offer it in two variants, namely: Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e. Similar to the Galaxy S10 e, the Galaxy Fit e could also be an affordable variant and likely to miss out on some of the premium features of the better variant.
Samsung has teased a refreshed pair of ts wireless earphones, the Galaxy Buds. Unfortunately, not much information is available at the moment but reports have suggested that the Galaxy Buds may have larger batteries in the earbuds as well as the charging case. People may have an option to choose from white and black colours.