Here’s everything we know so far, including the Galaxy S10’s release date, rumoured specs, and price – plus all the latest Galaxy S10 news, leaks and images.
Following the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 this autumn, Samsung’s next flagship smartphone launch will be the Galaxy S10 in 2019 – assuming the near-mythical Galaxy X foldable smartphone doesn’t magically appear in the next couple of months.
And while it might seem to be light years away, the S10 rumours are already flooding in, as is (at long last) some concrete details. Let’s take a look at the absolute latest.
Galaxy S10 Latest News: Exynos 9820 reveals key Galaxy S10 details
Gossip-mongering was supplanted by cold hard news on Wednesday November 14, when Samsung revealed its next-gen Exynos 9820 chip. It’s the SoC that’s set to drive the Galaxy S10 in a number of key markets, including the UK, and provides a treasure trove of information about Samsung’s next flagship.
The Exynos 9820 uses a more power efficient 8nm fabrication than its predecessor, which was based on a 10nm node, so we can reliably expect the Galaxy S10 to be Samsung’s most power-efficient phone yet and offer improved battery life, even if it may fall short of more cutting-edge 7nm chips like the Apple A12 Bionic
The Galaxy S10 will also likely offer 8K video recording at 30fps and improved 4K recording at 150fps, based on the Exynos 9820’s specs, as well as hinting at a tripe camera system similar the Huawei P20 Pro as its ISP supports up to five sensors.
The addition of new Mali-G76 GPU cores should make the Galaxy S10 the smoothest Samsung phone around when it comes to handling visually-intensive games and apps, while the inclusion of a dedicated NPU (neural processing unit) to handle AI-related tasks separate from the device’s core processing functionality suggests a host of new Samsung AI features.
On the more disappointing side of things, the Exynos 9820 ‘only’ features an LTE-A Cat. 20 modem, which is something of a surprise given that we were expecting the Galaxy S10 to be the first Samsung 5G phone when it lands next year. However, there could still be a 5G Galaxy S10 variant sporting Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 855 SoC – but historically, these models ship to the US rather than the UK.
A deeper dive into the Exynos 9820’s capabilities, including eventual benchmarks, will give us an even clearer look at how powerful the Galaxy S10 will be, but for now, this announcement represents some of the firmest details to date regarding Samsung’s 2019 flagship