Looking at Samsung’s release cycle for the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S10 is still far away from launch. Still, this hasn’t stopped rumors from flowing in, even surpassing the amount of talk going on with respect to the Galaxy Note 9 that is expected to launch in August. This, however, isn’t strange considering the Galaxy S10 represents a major milestone in the company’s smartphone business – the 10th anniversary.
Today, there’s even more interesting stuff coming from South Korea thanks to ETNews, but before your excitement level escalates beyond normal, keep in mind that this is just another of the many speculations you’ll come across in the build-up to the launch of the Galaxy S10 in early 2019.
Galaxy S10 may come in three variants
High up on the list of news we are getting from Korea is that Samsung is working on releasing up to three variants of the Galaxy S10. The phone, as we already know, is codenamed Beyond and as per ETNews, the three variants are codenamed Beyond 0, Beyond 1 and Beyond 2.
Like the codenames, the specs of these three Galaxy S10 variants will vary, slightly. Where Beyond 0 and Beyond 1 will use the same-size 5.8-inch panel, Beyond 2 will keep the Galaxy S9+ screen size of 6.2 inches. On the back panel, Beyond 0 will house a single-lens camera while Beyond 1 will get a dual-lens setup. As for Beyond 2, you’ll get a tri-lens camera, which is not news at all given that Samsung’s fiercest rival in the Android fraternity, Huawei, already gave us the Huawei P20 Pro that rocks three lenses on the back.
The Galaxy S10 Beyond 2 will also ship with an in-display fingerprint scanner, a feature the other two variants are likely to miss. There’s word that the S10 could adopt a 3D facial recognition system similar to Apple’s Face ID, but given the prospects of having up to three variants, it’s unlikely that all three will adopt this technology.
Note that this won’t be the first time a Galaxy S handset has had three variants in a single year. It happened in 2015 where Samsung released three variants of the Galaxy S6, but the third model – the Galaxy S6 Edge+ – was unveiled in the second half of the year alongside the Galaxy Note 5. As it is, all three variants of the Galaxy S10 will be launched at the same time.
As pointed out earlier, this is just a rumor that Samsung has stamped any authority on and as such, take it with a grain of salt. Still, would you like to see up to three lenses on the Galaxy S10? Let us know in your comments below.