Samsung Galaxy S10 imaginary render Image: Twitter
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ maybe fresh off the oven but according to reports, Samsung has already decided on the feature set for the Samsung Galaxy S10. The South Korean tech giant is expected to launch the 10th-anniversary model of the Galaxy S line-up in the first half of 2019.
South Korean news outlet The Bell cites industry sources to claim that the S10 may feature a front camera capable of 3D mapping objects and shapes like the Apple iPhone X. The feature was expected to be a part of the S9's feature list, but Samsung decided to concentrate on the rear camera setup this year.
According to past reports, an Israeli startup called Mantis Vision is currently working in collaboration with camera module firm Namuga on 3D-sensing camera solutions for Samsung, to be used in the company's future devices.
The report also claims that the S10 may lose the physical fingerprint scanner altogether and instead embed the sensor under the display. UD fingerprint scanner made its debut with the Vivo X20 UD earlier this year, but is expected to become a norm in future smartphones.
The report also states that the S10 will have a screen with the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio as the S9 or the S9+, but screen sizes may be increased slightly. The S9 and S9+ pack 5.77-inch and 6.22-inch sized screens respectively, while the S10 and S10+ have been tipped to come with 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch screens. The slight increase in screen size may be a result of Samsung further reducing the already ultra-thin bezels on the S9 duo.
The S10 is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Soc (US version) or the Exynos 9820 (global variant) and feature 5G connectivity.