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Galaxy S10 codename and new features revealed in latest report

Samsung fans are looking forward to the company’s next flagship Galaxy S series handset which for the sake of continuity is currently referred to as the Galaxy S10. It won’t be out before next year and yet we’re already seeing reports about what the Galaxy S10 might bring to the table. The latest report out of South Korea brings us the purported Galaxy S10 codename as well as information about some of the new features that it will tout.

Galaxy S10 codename and new features

The Galaxy S8 was a breath of fresh air for Samsung’s Galaxy S series and as we had reported earlier, the device was codenamed Dream. Samsung has a habit of assigning internal codenames to its flagship handsets so the Galaxy S9 had one as well and it was Star. So what about the Galaxy S10? South Korean news outlet The Bell reports that the Galaxy S10 has been assigned the codename Beyond.

It’s fitting for Samsung’s 10th anniversary flagship handset as the company will certainly be aiming to go beyond what it has already achieved in the flagship smartphone market and reach new heights. It might also signify the company’s intention to go beyond what’s possible and deliver a truly revolutionary device.

A previous report by the same publication suggested that the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ won’t be that different compared to their predecessors in terms of design. They’re said to feature a 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch Infinity Display respectively with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Multiple reports have also suggested that Samsung might finally introduce its in-display fingerprint sensor with the Galaxy Note 9 this year. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen but one can certainly bet on the company introducing this new technology with its 10th anniversary flagship first.

The latest report mentions that Samsung has informed its partner companies that it’s going to introduce an in-display fingerprint sensor with the Galaxy S10. The companies that it’s working on this technology with include Synaptics, Qualcomm and Ezestek but the final vendor for the sensors has not yet been confirmed. Samsung may opt for multiple vendors to ensure that it doesn’t suffer from supply issues during a production ramp up.

There’s also a possibility that Samsung might add a 3D camera to the Galaxy S10 which will allow for improved facial recognition and tracking to enhance the functionality of AR Emoji, such as allowing users to make video calls with their digital avatars. Today’s report mentions that Samsung is still uncertain about adding this component to the Galaxy S10 so it remains unclear whether or not the next flagship will have a 3D camera.

It merits mentioning here that The Bell does have a solid track record when it comes to predictions about unannounced Samsung flagships. Nevertheless, this is just one of many reports that we’ll hear about the Galaxy S10 before it’s launched early next year. Nothing has been officially confirmed as yet so until then, take all of this information with a pinch of salt, no matter how plausible it might seem.

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Lucidfer
Lucidfer

Hopefully they’ll do the few things easy to do right, which they failed with the S9. The original concept “leaks” of the S9 were great, they build on S8’s infinity display and got rid of the bottom bezel while sliming the upper one. Instead they made a step back with a slightly larger side-bezel that ruins the “infinity display” concept and kept the useless bezels… Also they need to go all wireless (bluetooth, headphone, and magnetic USB-C port) and have as better of a battery as they can. Dual cameras are useless for now as they’re used in a completely… Read more »

tiljes
tiljes

It’s not the 10th anniversary flagship! The 10th anniversary would be the S11. Because the 1st anniversary was 1 year after Galaxy S, when they released the S2 in 2011.

gtone339
gtone339

Needs to be the next limit-breaker device!

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Compact phone 5.8 inch screen, with 8gb ram, triple camera, 128gb storage, FPS under screen, 4000mah battery, 12mps ois front camera, dimensions 142 x 68.1 x 8 mm size. Dual speakers, water proof.

I would be willing to spend my money on these specs

OrbTech
OrbTech

Me too

merc320
merc320

and why do we need 8gb ram? no need for 8gb ram its a phone not a pc. 4gb ram on s8/s9 does not even get used. free ram is wasted ram. 128gb storage? sure use a 128gb or 256gb sdcard. don’t need duel speakers in a phone 4000mah battery would make it to thick.. 12mp front camera? why 12mp front camera is not needed for selfies.

gtone339
gtone339

8gb is useful for Samsung Dex users.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Why not? 8gb means more ram to help with processing and keep apps loaded and helps with speed tests.

128gb is good kin size and means more apps such as games can be stored if needed

More is better especially for the front camera and especially it’s important to have minimal dual on the back.

As for bigger battery meaning thicker phone then I can settle for 3500 with 8mm thickness

gjoioso
gjoioso

S9: 5.8″, 6GB RAM, 128GB, 3500mAh
S9+: 6.3″, 8GB RAM, 256GB, 3800mAh

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Both should have 8gb and same triple camera

tiljes
tiljes

Just get S9 with 256 GB memory.

Fenneberg
Fenneberg

Replaceable battery, thanks.

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

That’d be great but it’s not going to happen. All manufacturers have now discovered the wonders of programmed obsolescence.

warlockba
warlockba

It’s called planned obsolescence, but yes, that is the sad truth about everything we buy today. It is made to last for 1 year or just until the warranty expires … and smartphones are the 1 year version. This you can really see if you try to hold on to a device for longer than what they plan to. In Netherlands, after Note 5 was released, if your Note 4 broke down, you were getting a voucher for a free upgrade to their new S Devices, as they could not get parts for the “old phones” anymore. And for the… Read more »

merc320
merc320

that is never going to come back ever again..

Futures Wave
Futures Wave

3d camera is useless and will just make the phone price higher for stupid emojis

JPSMR94
JPSMR94

actually 3d camera + iris scan is a great security feature. 3d camera is not only for emojis

HideSystem
HideSystem

Give update to existing devices before you get new device to yours

merc320
merc320

they give updates for devices for 2 years or 2 major android releases..

warlockba
warlockba

No, actually they don’t. It is only valid for the Galaxy line … and only for the high selling models. Galaxy Alpha got exactly 1 update in its two years for example, to a crippled 5.0 Android (the most buggy ever) and then it was left to die.

tiljes
tiljes

So, go buy Galaxy S-line then. They even get more than 2 years. Maximum seen is ~4 years (Galaxy S4).

Aliyetim
Aliyetim

New phons very expensive.