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Samsung to unveil Galaxy S10 and foldable phone on February 20

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
Jan 10, 2019
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  1. Samsung isn’t waiting until Mobile World Congress to share its next Galaxy phones. The South Korean electronics giant will instead showcase its 10th anniversary flagship smartphone line-up – and a fully functional foldable smartphone – at events in London and San Francisco on February 20, sources familiar with the matter tell The Wall Street Journal.

    Samsung has since confirmed the event. In the US, it'll be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco at 11:00 a.m. Pacific.

    The publication noted in November that Samsung would be adding a larger screen and more cameras to the Galaxy S10. Three variants of the phone will reportedly launch in March ahead of a fourth version sporting 5G capabilities later in the spring.

    Sammy’s foldable smartphone, rumored to be called the Galaxy Fold, the Fold or the Galaxy F, could arrive as early as April although nothing is set in stone at this time.

    Sources say Samsung moved up the reveal date due to Huawei’s plans to introduce a competing foldable smartphone at Mobile World Congress later in the month.

    Samsung’s mobile business could use a jolt. According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung’s smartphone shipments dropped 13 percent in the three-month period ending September 30, 2018, compared to the same period a year earlier. The smartphone industry as a whole experienced a decline of only eight percent.

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  2. gigantor21

    gigantor21 TS Maniac Posts: 169   +230

    Looking forward to seeing the phones; not looking forward to seeing the prices.
    H3llion likes this.
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,261   +3,672

    Looking forward to hearing how many of them break when fully folded ..... or if any of them explode!
    ckm88, Dustyn and H3llion like this.
  4. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,689   +435

  5. floor board

    floor board TS Rookie

    Looking forward to the s10, not sure about the folding phone but we'll see
  6. fktech

    fktech TS Maniac Posts: 522   +136

    And the price is................

  7. FliGuyRyan

    FliGuyRyan TS Enthusiast Posts: 43   +19

    This might actually be the first phone that I keep for several years. Got my first smartphone in 2010... it was a Sprint HTC Evo with "4G" that I paid for and never even received the 4G speed, lol. I've had the first Galaxy, and a gamut of phones since then when I worked for two of the Big 4 carriers.

    Phones of note over the last eight years in my opinion are:

    HTC Evo (first "4G")
    Samsung Galaxy (original)
    HTC One X (still one of the slickest designs ever)
    Motorola Atrix (first dual-core, dockable interface)
    LG Optimus G (super sleek, square design - gorgeous)
    Samsung S3 (never owned it, but I appreciate the design)
    Samsung S4 (refined and classy)
    Samsung S7 Edge (one of the first, "I don't need next year's phone)
    LG V30 (was close to "perfect" but LG's software - sheez)
    Samsung S9+ (added telephoto lens - all around performer; almost "there")

    I believe the S10 will be an "end-game" phone for most, and at least me for a few years. I'm really looking forward to it. And yes, it'll be expensive - get over it. But, other than it lacking a laser pointer, it's going to have just about everything one could want in a modern smartphone and is the device that one carries around the most and is hence, used the most. I hope they enable Dex like they did with the Note 9. That way I could return my S4 Tablet (I just don't use it).

    The launch can't come soon enough... :-D
  8. Q Wales

    Q Wales TS Rookie

    This is going to be huge, I want a piece of the action, where do I go to invest? Phone/Phablet becomes Phone/Tablet. I suspect this is going to be the next standard until someone sorts out the pull out/retractable flexi screen.

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