Many smartphone enthusiasts are waiting in anticipation for the launch of Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 smartphone family. The S10 smartphones will launch at a Samsung Unpacked event on February 20. Now sources close to the company claim that mass production of the S10 started simultaneously around the globe on January 25. The source also claimed that the Galaxy S10 models currently in production would run on 4G networks, not 5G networks as some had hoped.
The source claims that the S10 running on 5G networks is in the works and will be produced later in the first half of the year. The S10 will have multiple cameras and all will have in-display fingerprint reader technology. They won’t all have the same sensor tech though; this rumor claims that the two high-end versions will pack ultrasonic fingerprint sensors with the Lite version using an optical fingerprint sensor. The Galaxy S10 family will be among the first to incorporate Qualcomm’s new 7-nanometer octa-core Snapdragon 855 SoC, at least for the U.S. and Chinese markets. Smartphones destined for other parts of the world will get Samsung’s own Exynos 9820 SoC.
More recently, Samsung has announced to the world that it has 1TB NAND storage solution that will presumably find its way into the Galaxy S10 when it launches. A pricing rumor suggested that the high-end S10 Plus with 1TB of storage and 12GB of RAM could sell for as much as $1,800.