Samsung is enjoying decent success with its three flagship phones- the Galaxy S9, S9+ and the Note 9 this year. But honestly, all the three phones are iterative upgrades to last year's flagship phones. So the pressure is now on Samsung to make its 2019 flagship smartphones appealing. That's what Samsung is doing right now. Samsung's upcoming flagship phone- the Galaxy S10 will likely arrive in three variants with different screen sizes. The Galaxy S10, going by current rumours, will come in 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch display models to take on the Apple iPhones. For the unaware, Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones tomorrow, and they will boast of a 5.8-inch, 6.2-inch and 6.5-inch displays.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Likely to Launch in Three Variants
Since the Galaxy S6 days, the South Korean company has been launching two flagships in the Galaxy S lineup. Firstly, it was 'Edge' devices; then the Edge moniker replaced with 'Plus' moniker. This year, the Galaxy S10 is said to come in three variants, but Samsung is yet to finalise the names of the variants though. Possibly, we might see a standard Galaxy S10, slightly better Galaxy S10+ and a premium Galaxy S10 Pro. As mentioned, the S10 could have a 5.8-inch screen, S10+ with a 6.1-inch screen and the S10 Pro will likely come with a 6.4-inch screen.
Samsung to Use Qualcomm's Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner
Samsung is planning various new firsts for the Galaxy S10. While the top variant is expected to ship with In-Display Fingerprint scanner, the base variant is said to have a rear-mounted scanner. Now for the middle variant, Samsung is reportedly partnering with Qualcomm to make use of the chip maker's ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology.
According to a report from ETNews, Qualcomm will unveil its third-generation ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology early next year, and one of the Galaxy S10 variants will be the first to make use the technology. The report also added that Samsung has partnered with Taiwanese manufacturers General Interface Solutions (GIS) and O-Film to produce the ultrasonic fingerprint scanners.
In the past, we have seen the ultrasonic fingerprint scanners in smartphones such as Honor 10 and Mi 5s Plus. Being the third-generation of ultrasonic scanners, we might be able to see faster unlocking speed.
At least One Galaxy S10 Variant Will Have In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
In-Display Fingerprint scanning technology is a new technology which came into existence earlier this year, but we have already seen a handful of devices with the said technology. Chinese brands such as Vivo, Oppo, Huawei and Xiaomi already made use of this technology, but we haven't seen may top-tier brands using the technology. However, it seems like Samsung is all set to debut its first phone with in-display scanner early next year and it's heavily rumoured the top variant of Galaxy S10 will boast it.
Samsung Galaxy S10 With Triple Cameras on the Rear
The top-end variant of the Galaxy S10 will feature several firsts from Samsung including triple rear cameras. According to rumours in South Korea, Samsung is even adding triple cameras on the rear side of the Galaxy S10 premium variant. The phones are expected to debut at next year's MWC 2019 event in Barcelona.