Galaxy S10

New Galaxy S10 leaks confirm camera hole and headphone jack

Bringing in newish and old



With only a few weeks left before the Galaxy S10 series is unveiled, we already have an abundant number of rumors that are spoiling the surprise. All of those, however, are no where near as revealing as this set of leaks.

Published by AllAboutSamsung, real-world photos of the Galaxy S10 and higher-end Galaxy S10+ show the front, back, and bottom of the two flagship smartphones. Renders already gave us an idea of how they’d look, but these pictures help confirm a few features.

L-R: Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+

First are the punch-hole camera placements. The Galaxy S10 has a single piece on the upper right, while the S10+ offers two shooters side-by-side on the same spot. Samsung calls this implementation Infinity-O, but we fail to see how the oblong of the latter counts in this case.

Assuming these are legit, it looks like Samsung is also applying a fresh skin to its Android interface and leaving minimal bezels around the curved AMOLED display. The top-bar icons seem off though, with the battery and signal icons pushed so far toward the center, especially on the Galaxy S10+.

This photo of their rear confirms that these two models will indeed come with triple-camera setups and retain the heart-rate sensor — a staple on Samsung flagships for several years now. Previous leaks suggest that the cheaper Galaxy S10E will settle for only two rear cameras.

In addition, it appears that the dedicated Bixby button is still present beneath the volume rocker. It’s not yet known if this will be customizable for users like on other phones with separate virtual assistant buttons.

Finally, we answer the question everyone’s been asking: Yes, the Galaxy S10 series will retain the 3.5mm audio port. As shown above, it’ll be placed beside the USB-C port and bottom-firing speaker like on previous Galaxy flagships.

Samsung is set to unveil these two models, along with a more budget-friendly Galaxy S10E, at its Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20. It’s rumored that the company will include a special 5G variant with even better specs in the lineup, though that model has been a better-kept secret.

If plans push through, we may also see the foldable Galaxy phone Samsung has been teasing for so long. It was first shown off in November during a developer conference; a recent billboard suggests that it may be part of the Galaxy S10’s event.


Samsung Galaxy S10: Everything we know so far

The tenth-generation flagship



Samsung is set to unveil its new flagship series this month — the Galaxy S10. Even before the phones get announced, we already know a lot about them. From the design to their prices, information about the Galaxy S10 family is already floating around the internet.

Without further ado, let’s get to know the Galaxy S10 phones before they go official.

A slight refresh in design

Design-wise, the Galaxy S10 series won’t look that different from its predecessor, the Galaxy S9, and even its bigger cousin, the Galaxy Note 9. But, it has its own characteristic.

For starters, it’ll have a new display. Samsung doesn’t like the notch (but they do have a budget notched phone), so the Galaxy S10 phones will have a hole-punch camera instead. The Galaxy A8s gave us a preview of Samsung’s plans, but the Galaxy S10 will use Super AMOLED technology, of course.

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ units | Image credit: AllAboutSamsung

This year, aside from the usual regular and Plus variant, we’ll have a third member of the Galaxy flagship family. Dubbed the Galaxy S10E, this model is going to be cheapest of the bunch. It’ll have to let go of some features to meet its price point, though.

In terms of display size, the Galaxy S10+ will be the biggest at 6.4 inches, in the middle is the regular Galaxy S10 with its 6.1-inch panel, and the smallest is the Galaxy S10E at 5.8 inches.

The superior Galaxy S10+ will have two front cameras and its hole is more of an oblong rather than a circle. This also means that the Galaxy S10+ has less screen real estate than its smaller siblings.

Since the front camera is now smacked inside the display area, Samsung can shrink the bezel even more. The current Galaxy flagships already have edge-to-edge screens, which means the Galaxy S10 phones will have more immersive displays. Although, Samsung has to let go of its iris scanner in order to pull off the true borderless design. In exchange, the Galaxy S10 and S10+ will have in-display fingerprint scanners.

The three Galaxy S10 variants | Image credit: Evan Blass

The Galaxy S10 phones will have curved displays and contoured glass backs, except for the Galaxy S10E model. The camera setup on the back is aligned vertically, similar to the Galaxy Note 9’s.

The base colors for all models are black, green, yellow, and white. There are also talks about a special blue shade and a limited ceramic finish for the Galaxy S10+.

Top of the line as always

In the specifications department, none of the Galaxy S10 models will disappoint. All three Galaxy S10 phones will have at least 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage.

The Galaxy S10+ will have a special variant that’ll certainly be considered overkill with 12GB of memory and a whopping 1TB of storage. Just typing that makes my laptop feel inferior to a smartphone.

Galaxy S10 and S10+ back | Image credit: AllAboutSamsung

Like previous Galaxy S phones, the tenth generation will sport the fastest Exynos and Snapdragon processors available. Currently, there’s the Exynos 9820 from Samsung and the Snapdragon 855 from Qualcomm. It’s unclear, though, if the phones will support 5G out of the box.

The rest of the specs should include USB-C and 3.5mm audio ports. If the headphone jack truly continues to live another year, it’ll be a strong statement against manufacturers that ditched it for certain reasons.

Galaxy S10 reverse wireless charging | Image credit:

The multiple cameras on the Galaxy S10 phones are quite interesting. We knew Samsung was already developing triple cameras since the second half of 2018. If you can recall, the company released the new Galaxy A7 with three rear cameras and then the Galaxy A9 with four rear cameras.

The camera sensors and features of the Galaxy S10 models have yet to be detailed, but we do know that the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ will have three advanced shooters on the back.

As for the batteries, the Galaxy S10E will have the smallest at 3100mAh, which is above average. The Galaxy S10, on the other hand, will have a slightly bigger 3400mAh cell, while the Galaxy S10+ will have a long-lasting 4100mAh battery. Fast charging will be supported both in wired and wireless methods. Reverse wireless charging is also anticipated.

How much will it cost?

According to the latest leaked pricing info, the Galaxy S10E will go for EUR 749. The regular Galaxy S10 will start at EUR 899 and will have a more expensive EUR 1,149 variant. As the more premium of the three, the Galaxy S10+ starts at EUR 999. If you want the top-dog variant with 12GB memory and 1TB storage, you’ll have to prepare EUR 1,499.

When will it ship?

The phone is launching on February 20 during Samsung’s yearly Unpacked event. The keynote will take place in San Francisco, California and streamed live on Samsung’s website.

They won’t be immediately available after the launch, but pre-orders are expected to be open the next day. Rumor has it that the phones will be in stores as early as March 8.

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That’s about everything we know about the Galaxy S10 series, so far. Nothing is confirmed until the official launch, so there might be some changes. Are you planning on getting any of the Galaxy S10 phones?

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Leaked Samsung earbuds confirm Galaxy S10’s reverse wireless charging

Taking a page from Huawei’s playbook



Samsung’s major launch is drawing closer, and we’re being treated to new leaks practically every day.

The newest info we have on the upcoming Galaxy S10 flagship series comes by way of this leak for the Galaxy Buds, which may be Samsung’s next truly wireless earphones to release.

The earbuds come with a charging case and will reportedly retail for EUR 149. More interesting, however, is the placement of the Galaxy Buds on what looks to be the Galaxy S10 or S10+.

It’s heavily implied that the Galaxy Buds (and probably other Qi charging-enabled devices) can charge on the back of the Galaxy S10 and/or its Plus variant. This is a feature we first saw on Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro.

Previous rumors suggest that Samsung’s implementation might be more practical, though. While Huawei’s reverse wireless charging rate is below the standard 5W, Samsung could double that and hit 10W, which would at least double the speed.

There’s no confirmation yet if we’ll see the Galaxy Buds launch alongside the Galaxy S10 series during the Unpacked event on February 20.

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Samsung Galaxy S10E leak sheds more light on cheaper model

Follows up on previous rumors



Image credit: WinFuture

We’ve been certain that there’ll be a more affordable variant of the upcoming Galaxy S10 flagship smartphone. But while we’ve gotten a hold of official-looking renders for the two higher-end models, it’s only now that we have a clearer look at the lowest-end of the bunch.

The renders come courtesy of WinFuture, which has been consistent in dishing out leaks that eventually turn out legit. What we see above is being touted as the Galaxy S10E or S10 Lite, depending on which rumors you prefer believing.

Although the leak doesn’t come with specs, we can confirm that this Galaxy S10 variant will have two cameras on the rear and a single punch-hole camera in front. These are likely the primary differences between the S10E and its more expensive siblings.

Not shown on the renders but implied by the indent on the right side of the frame, is the exclusion of the under-display fingerprint scanner in favor of a side-mounted reader, similar to the latest Galaxy A7’s.

It’s also important to note that the sides of the display aren’t curved, something that’s become sort of a tradition on recent Galaxy S smartphones. This explains the thicker bezels, and quite frankly, gives it a more iPhone XR-like look.

The grand reveal is going to happen during Samsung’s Unpacked event on February 20 in San Francisco. There we’ll probably also see a 5G version of the Galaxy S10 and the company’s first foldable phone.

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