Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Lite and S10+: Infinity-O display, six cameras and everything else we know so far

first_imgIf we go by history, then we can assume that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S10 series on the sidelines of MWC 2019 in February. And the Galaxy S10 is expected to be a special one as it will coincide with the tenth anniversary of the flagship series. This is perhaps why Samsung is rumoured to launch not two but three models of the Galaxy S10. In addition to the regular version, we expect a Lite and a Plus-sized model. In fact, it could be four if we include rumours of a top-end “Beyond X” model that will offer 5G support and a total of six cameras.The Galaxy S10 will look to set the trend for the rest of the year, although Samsung has mostly avoided major trends until now like adopting the notch. With the Galaxy A8s, Samsung finally gave up and said goodbye to the 3.5mm headphone jack. Over the past few weeks, we have heard a number of reports on the Galaxy S10 and its various models. Here’s an overview of what we know so far about the three Galaxy S10 devices.Galaxy S10The regular Galaxy S10 will fall in between the Lite and Plus models in terms of size. It is expected to sport a 6.1-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display. This display will see a small circular hole that will house the selfie camera. This eliminates the need for a notch like the iPhone X and most Android phones this year, allowing for a near bezel-less display. The Galaxy A8s which went official this week is the first Samsung phone to get the Infinity-O display, giving us a good look at what we can expect from the Galaxy S10 as well.advertisementThe Galaxy S10 will come with all the premium bells and whistles, which includes an Exynos 9820 chipset with at least 6GB of RAM and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. This model is expected to get a triple camera system on the back like the Galaxy A7 (2018). Only Samsung will likely use more advanced sensors for its flagship. The Galaxy S10 is also expected to launch with Android 9 Pie with the company’s new OneUI skin on top. While the Galaxy A8s ditches the headphone jack, Samsung may retain it with the Galaxy S10, at least as per early renders.Galaxy S10 LiteSamsung typically only launches a regular and a plus-sized model of its flagship smartphone, but 2019 may be different. A number of reports seem to suggest that there will be a Lite model of the Galaxy S10. This model is said to come with a flat AMOLED Infinity-O display as opposed to the other two models that are likely to get curved displays. Galaxy S10 concept render courtesy Ice UniverseThe other downgrade would be in the camera department. The Galaxy S10 Lite is expected to come with two rear cameras and a single selfie camera. The front-facing sensor will be housed under the punch-hole cutout, allowing the company to reduce the bezels even further. The Galaxy S10 Lite is tipped to sport a 5.8-inch display, making it the smallest out of the three.The Galaxy S10 Lite will also be the only phone among the three to offer a side fingerprint sensor rather than an ultrasonic in-display one. As for the hardware, the Galaxy S10 Lite should get the same Exynos 9820 chipset as the others. On the software side, the phone is expected to run Android 9 Pie with the new OneUI on top. Not much else is known about the camera sensors being used or the RAM and storage details at this time.Galaxy S10+The Plus-sized Galaxy S10 will offer a big 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, as per recent reports. While the Galaxy S10+ is also said to come with an Infinity-O display, what is unique here is that the panel will have two circular cutouts instead of one. This means the Galaxy S10 Plus will offer dual front-facing cameras. Renders and leaked live images of the screen have suggested a pill-shaped cutout for the dual cameras. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus render with four rear camerasOn the back of the Galaxy S10, we expect to see a quad-camera system like the Galaxy . There is a possibility that it may offer a quad camera system like the Galaxy A9 (2018), but that could be reserved for the “Beyond X” model instead. If it does, that would mean the Galaxy S10+ will offer a total of six cameras. Like the regular Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10+ will also get a curved display and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone will also be powered by an Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 chipset depending on the market along with OneUI based on Android 9 Pie.advertisementSamsung Beyond XThe Beyond X smartphone has not been talked about a lot, but it might just be true. Reports are calling this the tenth anniversary edition phone that will offer next-gen features such as 5G support. This phone may not launch alongside the Galaxy S10 trio in February. Instead, Samsung may announce this in March with its foldable smartphone.The Beyond X edition will reportedly get the biggest display yet for a Samsung phone. It may sport a massive 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display which is also likely going to be an Infinity-O display. A Wall Street Journal report said that the 6.7-inch Galaxy S10 model will come with a total of six cameras like the Galaxy S10+ (two sensors on the front and four on the back).The biggest highlight of the “Beyond X” is that it will support 5G mobile networks, although it will be a while before 5G goes mainstream. Additionally, Samsung may also considering reverse wireless charging feature for the mammoth Galaxy S10 model which would be similar to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite concept render shows off bezel-less display, in-screen selfie cameraALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10 may get six cameras, 5G support, launch expected in Marchlast_img