Samsung sent out press invitations for an Unpacked event taking place in San Francisco yesterday, putting to bed claims the hardware could be shown off at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
The number 10 was shown in a teaser video for the showcase, all but confirming the hardware will indeed be called the Galaxy S10.
Samsung’s newest handset is expected to come in at least three varieties.
In addition to arriving in standard and Plus models, the phone is also expected to come in a budget variant that could forgo some premium features in exchange for a more tantalising price tag.
The most notable admission has been claimed to be a signature Samsung curved display, meaning the device could sport a flat screen.
The cheaper device has been rumoured to be called the Galaxy S10 Lite or the Galaxy S10 E, however neither name has been officially confirmed by the South Korean OEM.
Gizmodo recently reported on the price tags each respective model of the flagship could carry.
They were said to be:
• Galaxy S10 Lite, 128GB storage – £669
• Galaxy S10, 128GB storage – £799
• Galaxy S10, 512GB storage – £999
• Galaxy S10+, 128GB – £899
• Galaxy S10+, 512GB – £1,099
• Galaxy S10+, 1TB storage – £1,399
The Galaxy S10 is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 855 chipset in some territories and Samsung’s own Exynos 9820 processor in others.
Moreover, the device will surely come pre-installed with Android 9 Pie and the South Korean tech behemoth’s One UI skin running on top of it.
Samsung’s newest Galaxy phone has been rumoured to sport a radical redesign this year with leaks suggesting the hardware will sport an all-screen design with a hole-punch style cutout for its front-facing camera.
And it appears a new blog post from Samsung may have accidentally confirmed such an aesthetic will arrive.
The firm recently posted an article discussing its new One UI software and included images of a phone with incredibly minimal bezels.
Moreover, one of the images in particular appeared to show a phone with a cutout for its front-facing camera in the top right-hand corner of its panel.
The images by the firm were then altered to remove the characteristic.
Moreover, the post now includes photos of a phone with slightly larger bezels overall.
Before the switch was made, users on Reddit captured the old images that were used.
However, it is worth noting the photos on the blog post have not been officially discussed by Samsung.
Instead fans eager to see the design of the Galaxy S10 will have to wait until the full reveal for the phone takes place on February 20.