All eyes are on Samsung.
Ten years after the launch of first Galaxy phone on Android To face Apple's iPhone, the Korean electronics giant should do everything for the Galaxy S10 at its Unpacked event in San Francisco on Feb. 20.
Mashable will be live on the field and will cover everything that Samsung announces during the event. Yan is also watching Samsung's official livestream here when it starts at 14:00. ET / 11 hours PT.
OK, now that we have all the logistics, what are we? realistically Do you expect Samsung's big event?
A lot, actually.
From most to least likely, here's what the word is on the street.
Three Galaxy S10: S10e, S10 and S10 +
In recent years, Samsung has announced two versions of a new Galaxy S phone. This year is different and Samsung is expected to unveil Three models of the S10.
On the basis of the many important leaks, it is virtually confirmed that the three versions will be called S10e, S10 and S10 +.
The S10e would come with a 5.8-inch display, the S10 with a 6.1-inch display and the S10 + with a 6.4-inch display. These screen sizes almost perfectly reflect the screen sizes of the iPhone XS, XR and XS Max, respectively. The iPhone XS Max has a larger screen of 0.1 inches, but close enough!
Besides the myriad of new colors (the disclosed images suggest a yellow version), the most important change in the display will be the "perforation" cut ("Infinity-O" display as Samsung calls) for the selfie camera in the upper part. right.
EXCLUSIVE! First look at the yellow color of the Samsung Galaxy S10e Canaries and the dimensions of the S10 series!
Galaxy S10e: 5.8 inches – 142.5×70.5×8.1mm
Galaxy S10: 6.1 inches – 149.9×71.6×8.1mm
Galaxy S10 +: 6.4 inches – 157.0×75.3×8.1mm
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– Ishan Agarwal (@ ishanagarwal24) February 8, 2019
The hidden images also suggest that the S10e will be equipped with two rear cameras, while the S10 and S10 + models will have three rear cameras (standard, telephoto and a new wide angle lens).
The selfie cameras on the S10 could also benefit from a higher resolution of 10 megapixels to the 8 megapixels of the S9.
All usual Galaxy pillars should return to the S10. This includes basic features such as IP68 resistance to water and dust, a wired and wireless fast charge, a memory card slot and a headphone jack.
The novelty on the S10 could be a reverse wireless charging feature similar to what we saw on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Inverted wireless charging would allow the S10 to wirelessly charge another phone or new wireless headphones.
Another new feature is a built-in fingerprint reader. Samsung would have abandoned the rear sensor for an "ultrasonic sensor" built into the screen. Fingers crossed, it is faster than that of the OnePlus 6T.
Other Assumed Specifications: The S10s will be powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 chip and will ship with storage models up to 1 TB (yes, one terabyte – double the maximum storage capacity of 512 GB from the iPhone XS and XS Max) and a configurable RAM with capacity up to 12GB. For reference, the Galaxy S9 and the iPhone XS have 4GB of RAM. Even the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition exceeds 10 GB of RAM.
The S10 will be released on March 8th. How do we know? Because Samsung already lets you book one for delivery then. The only thing left to announce is pricing.
Galaxy Buds Wireless Headphones
Samsung has recently updated its genuine wireless headphones, the Gear IconX 2018, end of 2017. They should be the subject of a serious update.
Fortunately, Samsung will almost certainly announce new wireless headphones. A handful of leaks suggest that new wireless headphones will be called Galaxy Buds.
The charging case seems smaller than that of the IconX 2018 and all reports claim that you will be able to charge them wirelessly from the Galaxy S10's inverted wireless charging feature.
But how do you compare the battery life with AirPods? And how much will they cost?
Foldable Galaxy Phone
Stupid or not, foldable phones are a trend this year. While most think that foldable phones will be an ephemeral fashion, their arrival has made phones interesting again.
Samsung's collapsible phone has been around for years and we finally had a brief overview of the prototype in action.
Samsung has teased the Unpacked event with the word "unfold"in many of his social media posts, suggesting that we could learn more about the transformation device on February 20. But do not be surprised if the phone is a no show, because it's not ready yet .
5G Galaxy S10
2019 is the year when the 5G finally becomes a reality for the first users. Samsung and Verizon announced in December that they would join forces to launch a 5G smartphone in the first half of 2019. And Samsung even teased a 5G phone at Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit, but the 5G version that it is discussed will she make an appearance at Unpacked?
Your hypothesis is as good as ours, but we hope other companies such as LG should unveil their own 5G phones at the Mobile World Congress.
If we know Samsung, it is not the case to let others beat him to claim to be "the first in the world".
Smartwatches and fitness trackers
The Galaxy S10 will be the most important announcement at Unpacked, but Samsung could also launch some new wearable devices.
The images of a smartwatch "Galaxy Watch Active" and a fitness tracker "Galaxy Fit / Fit e", which have not yet been announced, have recently surfaced.
The so-called Galaxy Watch Active shows what appears to be a 40 mm round-shape smart watch. But unlike Samsung Galaxy watches or previous Gear smart watches, the new one does not seem to have the company's iconic swivel bezel.
WinFuture has published press images of the so-called Galaxy Watch and they look legitimate.
The Galaxy Fit and Fit e trackers can be updated versions of the Gear Fit 2.
What about the Galaxy Home Smart Speaker?
While we expected Unpacked to focus primarily on the Galaxy S10, Samsung could provide an update on its Bixby powered Galaxy Home smart speaker.
Like when does it come out and how much will it cost?
Oh, we laugh, nobody cares about the Galaxy Home shaped cauldron. Just kill him. The world does not need another smart speaker. Be guided by a digital assistant who is not as smart as Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri.