The Galaxy S9 was not even on the shelves before the fans thought about its successor. It's no secret Samsung's latest device, impressive as it is, is little more than an upgrade to last year's S8. For this reason, the enthusiasm for what Samsung holds for the Galaxy's tenth birthday has grown.
Samsung's flagship 2019 will undoubtedly make a big appearance when it finally debuts and will certainly be a significant upgrade over the emergency solution that is the Galaxy S9. While details about this smartphone are still dark, the few tidbits we do will definitely guarantee some excitement for what's coming. So, without further ado, here's what we know so far about the successor to the S9.
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The first thing is first – due to its 10 year anniversary status, it is quite possible for Samsung to skip the "S" moniker altogether for its upcoming flagship. This does not mean that Samsung will withhold publication next year, but that the company might decide to change its flagship to mark this important milestone.
In a conversation with The Investor, DJ Koh, head of the mobile division of Samsung, confirmed that the company is considering a name change for the follow-up of the S9. Koh does not think that they will change the "Galaxy" label, but there is talk of dropping the "S" for something else.
Whatever the final model name Samsung decides to establish, its codename gives an insight into the potentially groundbreaking nature of the flagship. According to MySmartPrice, Samsung has codenamed its secret flagship Beyond suggesting a significant shift in how consumers will be able to evolve in terms of new technologies and overall experience.
Release: MWC 2019
While rumors are pretty thin when Samsung wants to announce and release its next Galaxy S device, our money is now at the Mobile World Congress 2019. The S9 was dropped at MWC 2018, and while the S8 After the S7 was missed just a day before the event in Barcelona,
As the flagship celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Galaxy, it can be expected that Samsung will host an exclusive event, the S8. And if we follow historical patterns, the device will most likely appear sometime in the spring, most likely in March or April.
3D face recognition, a la Face ID
According to the Korean news source The Bell, an Israeli startup is building 3D camera technology for the S10. Mantis Vision is reportedly working with a company called Namuga to develop the camera for use in both facial recognition and augmented reality.
That would make sense – one of Apple's biggest advantages is the TrueDepth 3D camera technology, which uses 30,000 IR rays to read and analyze your face. His animoji is objectively superior to the ARoji of the S9, which the critics stutter and occasionally find scary.
In-Display fingerprint sensor may finally arrive
The Galaxy S10 could finally get the coveted embedded fingerprint sensor to mainstream. According to ETNews from Korea, Samsung has more or less confirmed that the feature is present in its flagship 2019. The reports continue to claim that Qualcomm could be commissioned to supply the sensors for the S10.
In addition, the leak suggests that ultrasonic fingerprint sensors be used which can accurately read fingerprints against the finger by emitting ultrasound pulses to image all nooks and crannies unique to each fingerprint. This method is much more accurate than optical sensors that rely on visual mapping, which limits their ability to reproduce full 3D fingerprints.
Notch-less display likely
The notch has dominated the smartphone design with the iPhone X. and has since been copied by numerous phones like the OnePlus 6. However, Samsung can try to beat this trend as they are busy perfecting a technology that eliminates the need for a notch. As BGR reports, Samsung has introduced a new OLED panel that uses "sound on display" technology to turn the screen into a speaker.
Samsung could implement this novel feature in the upcoming Galaxy S10 to completely avoid the notched display for a streamlined, aesthetically pleasing design. To further support this claim. Korea's ETNews reports that Samsung and LG plan to launch devices with displays that will be twice as loud as the S series in the first half of 2019.
The ear speaker is now integrated in the display, Samsung will certainly be able to build even smaller screens with the S10 and only needs to get around strategically to place the front camera and various sensors in a less intrusive place.
Incredibly high resolution
Samsung's Galaxy devices have always been the cutting edge in screen technology, and their ten-year anniversary flagship can set this bar to an all-time high, if a rumor is true. According to the famous Leaker Ice Universe, the S10 is an OLED display with an amazing resolution of more than 600 pixels per inch (ppi) – 13% more dense than the S9's 529 ppi.
WinFutures Roland Quandt claims Qualcomm is working on the Snapdragon 855, which he believes is 7nm, 3nm smaller than the current 845 SoC will be. If that's the case, it can be expected that this SoC standard will be in the US variant as more powerful Galaxy flagships from Exynos are traditionally reserved for markets outside the United States.
While we are currently the subject, rumor has it Samsung has developed an AI-powered chip similar to the NPU's NPU (Neural Network Processing Unit) of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. The hope here would be to see a smarter chipset using machine learning to enable the S10 much faster and smarter than the S9.
According to insider Ice Universe, Samsung plans to build the S10 with 5G connectivity, looking forward to the latest mobile technology. This would put Samsung's next flagship in a new category for speed.
If a new leak is expected, the S10 will be a significant improvement over S9 RAM and flash memory capabilities. According to Leaker Ice Universe Samsung's flagship will be equipped with enhanced LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 memory, which will give it a performance boost to compete with what Apple has to offer.
To put it in perspective, the LPDDR4 and UFS 2.1 flash memory of the Galaxy S9 and are among the The fastest memory chips currently made iPhone X a run for its money in terms of speed tests. The upgraded memory of the S10 will make it a whole lot simpler thanks to the more powerful memory modules that effectively double its bandwidth.
Along with the speed increase, the Flagship's enhanced memory is set to consume less energy and run more efficiently at higher temperatures, leading to noticeable improvements in streaming media and gaming experience, to name but a few.
Undoubtedly, the Galaxy S10 will gain a foothold in the mobile industry when it finally lands in 2019. But before that happens, we have to speculate about it by using the little information we have. Fortunately, more details will inevitably come to the surface as it gets closer, so check back regularly.