Samsung will be unveiling its much-awaited flagship S series on February at a special UNPACKED event in San Francisco. The UNPACKED event will take place a week before the MWC, an event where Samsung typically unveils its S series.
Samsung would be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy series with the launch of S10, S10+, and S10 Lite. The company has also featured the number 10 on its media invites to indicate the release of the flagship and to hint at Samsung Galaxy’s completion of 10 years.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Samsung might also reveal its Galaxy F, the foldable phone from Samsung, in full glory at the UNPACKED event. The company has already teased the foldable OLED display phone back in December. It is very unlikely however that Samsung will be revealing two flagships at one event as it might cause a disruption in attention for any of those devices. Samsung is also expected to release a 5G variant of the S10 later this year.
There have been a large number of rumors surrounding the release of the S10 series, most of these rumors have to do with the design of the phone. Since Samsung made fun of Apple for its notched display, we have been sure that Samsung, unlike other smartphone brands, won’t be adopting the notch for its phone. Nevertheless, this assumption was proven wrong recently announced M series from Samsung, which is expected to sport an Infinity V notch. With the S series, however, Samsung is sticking to its words and adopting a more innovative ‘punch hole’ display for its flagship. The punch hole display is a display with a hole in it to accommodate the camera.
We know by now that Samsung will be releasing its S10 series in three variants, the S10 will feature a 6.1-inch display with a single hole for the selfie camera, while the S10+ have a 6.4-inch screen with two cutouts for dual front cameras. Lastly, the S10 Lite will have a flat 5.8-inch Infinity O display. Samsung is also expected to launch two other devices in the S10 line-up that will support 5G carriers.
Samsung has had a crummy 2018 in regards to the sales of the phones. Its flagship devices failed to impress and the budget smartphone market was taken over by brands like Xiaomi, Honor, and Realme. Samsung is looking forward to appeasing the situation by releasing its much-hyped S10 series as well as an M-series that is said to be targeted at the budget smartphone market.