Galaxy S10 price and release date, 5G variant name possibly revealed
There haven’t been a lot of reports about the Galaxy S10 price and release date so far. One has surfaced from Korea today and is shining light on the pricing and availability details. It does offer some additional information about the different models that Samsung will be releasing.
As we have already discussed in our what to expect from the Galaxy S10 post, three different models of the flagship will be available. They include the 5.8-inch Galaxy S10 Lite, 6.1-inch Galaxy S10 and the 6.4-inch Galaxy S10+. There’s also going to be a 6.7-inch model with 5G. It’s reportedly going to be called the Galaxy S10 X.
Over 10GB of RAM on the Galaxy S10 X?
The Galaxy S10 X is the beast of a device that was previously referred to as the Beyond X. It will feature a 6.7-inch Infinity-O display, a rear quad camera and a front dual camera system. The report mentions that it may also feature 1TB of internal storage and over 10GB of RAM.
It’s also going to be Samsung’s first smartphone with 5G support. No other Galaxy S10 model will have a 5G modem. The Galaxy S10 X will reportedly be released on March 29 for more than 1.8 million won or $1,600. It will only be available in markets where 5G networks have gone live, obviously.
Sales could start on March 8 for non-5G models
As far as the other models are concerned, all three are said to be released on March 8. That’s 16 days after the Galaxy S10 is unveiled on February 20 in San Francisco. Some of you may remember that the Galaxy S9 hit stores around 18 days after it was announced. Prices for the entry-level Galaxy S10 Lite will start at 900,000 won or $800 going up to 1.6 million won or $1,430 for the Galaxy S10+.
The report mentions something that hasn’t been talked about before in relation to the Galaxy S10. The devices may have a “life pattern” mode. It’s described as AI-based automation of the handset’s features. The AI would pick up on the user’s habits and adapt its functionalities to suit each individual user. Samsung has been investing heavily in artificial intelligence so it wouldn’t be surprising to see some sort of AI solution on the Galaxy S10.
None of this information has been officially confirmed by Samsung so do take it with a grain of salt. Not that it doesn’t seem plausible on paper. The 5G Galaxy S10 was always going to be expensive. Given that Samsung doesn’t take more than a couple of weeks to release flagships after they’re announced, the release dates make sense too.