The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is getting all of the attention right now. The Galaxy Note 9 is the high-powered successor to the Galaxy Note 8 and it immediately becomes one of the top devices on the market. If you’re in the hunt for a new smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9 should be near the top of your list.
There’s also a rumored Galaxy smartphone that might catch your eye. That device is the Samsung Galaxy S10, the rumored successor for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Rumors
Samsung Galaxy S10 rumors are starting to pickup as push into the summer and closer to the start of the new year.
According to Korean site The Bell, a publication that has a decent track record with Samsung rumored, the Galaxy S10 is codenamed “Beyond.” This information has been backed up by a well-known leaker in China.
The Galaxy S8 was known as “Dream” while the Galaxy S9 project was codenamed “Star” internally. The Galaxy Note 9 is reportedly known as “Crown.”
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 is still in the development phase, but we’re already seeing hardware and software rumors trickle out. Reports point to enhanced cameras, a new processor, an improved fingerprint sensor, a 3D face-scanning, and familiar sized Infinity Displays with some notable upgrades.
Samsung is supposedly working on a Galaxy X flagship with a foldable display, but reports suggest the device is part of a different project.
While the device’s release is months away, the Galaxy S10 should be on your radar if you’re looking for a new device in 2018. In fact, it looks like an early Galaxy S10 release date is in the works for 2019. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should wait for the Galaxy S10 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 another device 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 and some reasons why you might want to pass.
Wait for Even Better Specs
Every year Samsung makes improvements to the Galaxy S hardware and software. The Galaxy S10 probably won't buck the trend.
Galaxy S10 rumors already point to several hardware upgrades including a dedicated neural processing unit for improved AI, new UFS 3.0 memory, a new Exynos processor, support for 5G connectivity, and a larger “L” shaped battery that could improve battery life.
Reports suggest the Galaxy S10 will come equipped with five cameras (three in the rear, two in front) including a 16MP, 120-degree ultra wide-angle lens. The front-facing dual camera would mean looking selfies and Bokeh effects.
This is a preliminary spec sheet and it'll likely change over the course of the year as Samsung starts ramping up development.
That said, if you aren't thrilled with the Galaxy S9's performance, and you don't need a new phone right away, think about holding out for the Galaxy S10. It looks like it'll bring some exciting upgrades.