Samsung’s showcases 5G phone prototype at CES 2019

Doris Richards
January 13, 2019

It will include Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10 Lite (aka Galaxy S10 E).

So Samsung will not just unveil its flagship Galaxy S10 at the unpacked event but the company is expected to unveil its foldable phone that could debut as the Galaxy Fold or Galaxy F. Glimpses of foldable phone were showcased at the annual developer event last November, however no launch date has been confirmed yet.

In early October, Samsung reportedly finalized the Galaxy S10's color options. All the flagship devices are said to be powered by company's own 8nm Exynos 9820 processor with integrated NPU and Tri-cluster CPU. Galaxy M30 will launch later in February.

Apart from the Galaxy S10 and S10 Lite, it's expected that Samsung will also launch a high-end Galaxy S10 Plus variant this year. The Galaxy S10 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor for the United States market or the Exynos 9820 processor for markets like India.

With this pricing, Samsung's new Galaxy M series would be competing against phones like Honor 9N, Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Redmi Note 6 Pro. That said, it appears that the look of the former has already been accidentally revealed by Samsung itself. Further, it is not possible for Samsung to do a live 5G demo in Las Vegas as 5G coverage will be live in Las Vegas later this year. This SoC is a powerful chipset which will be responsible for powering the in-display fingerprint and up to six cameras in total. Samsung showed off a prototype/concept of the device late past year.

The standard Galaxy S10 could launch with dual camera set-up on the rear and a single front-facing shooter.

Still, add the smaller, 4.5-inch, 840 x 1960 display to the 7.3-inch display and you have a combined 11.8 inches - only two Galaxy S9's worth of display; the S9 got by with a 3,000mAh battery, and a QHD+ (1440x 2960) resolution screen. So expect to pay top money for them. According to a Mumbai-based retailer, the Galaxy A7 (2018) price now starts at Rs 18,990 as opposed to its initial starting price of Rs 23,990.

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