While many shoppers have their eyes on the Samsung Galaxy S9, and rightfully so, others have their sights set on the rumored Samsung Galaxy S10 which may, or may not, be Samsung’s rumored Galaxy X.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is getting all of the attention right now. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are worthy successors to the Galaxy S8 and worthy competitors for the iPhone X and iPhone 8. If you’re in the hunt for a new smartphone, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ should be near the top of your list.
There are also two rumored Galaxy smartphones that might catch your eye. One is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, a sort-of-official successor for the Galaxy Note 8.
The other device is the Samsung Galaxy S10, a rumored successor for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.
Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy X rumors have outlined potential features coming with a flagship device, in 2018 or 2019 including one that could leave Samsung’s bent Edge display in the dust.
The Galaxy S10 release date could be months away, but Samsung hasn’t shied away from the rumors. A new Galaxy phone, model number SM-G888N0, was recently posted on a support page on Samsung’s website.
The unannounced phone’s also shown up in documents for Bluetooth testing, filings at the National Radio Research Agency of the Korea Communications Commission, and in a Wi-Fi certification at the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Samsung is working on Galaxy S9 successors and the Galaxy S10 should be on your radar if you’re looking for a new device in 2018. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should wait for the device to arrive though.
While some of you might want to hold out for Samsung’s announcements, others are going to be much better off buying something long before the next Galaxy S flagship arrives on shelves.
In this guide we’ll take you through some reasons to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S10/Galaxy X and some reasons why you might want to pass.
Wait for a New Display
If you're perfectly happy with your current device and/or you're unimpressed with the current crop of devices, you might want to wait around for the Galaxy S10/Galaxy X. If rumors are accurate, it could take smartphones in a new direction.
The most exciting Galaxy X rumor centers around the device's display. Instead of Samsung's "Edge" display, the Galaxy X is rumored to have a completely flexible display made up of two bezel-less OLED display panels with a hinge in the middle.
A foldable, flexible smartphone would be extremely portable and it could open up a wealth of new software features including this one found in a patent by Patently Mobile.
If this patent pans out, Galaxy X users could tap an icon on the edge area of the phone to open up an app when the phone is unfolded.
The patent also points to multiple user profiles displayed on the phone's edge. This would allow multiple users to input their password and gain access to their information.
Apple made some extraordinary changes when it launched its iPhone X, perhaps Samsung does the same with its "X" model. There's also a chance it simply upgrades the Galaxy S9's Infinity Display.
That doesn't mean a foldable display is out, it could launch on another Samsung device, but it looks like it might not be featured on the Galaxy S10.
Foldable or not, it sounds like Samsung will likely be making some upgrades to the Galaxy S display in 2019.