There have already been plenty of leaks, but Samsung hasn’t yet formally announced its Galaxy S10 smartphone lineup, which is set to be offered in several different models and sizes. Even so, that’s not stopping the company from kicking off S10 reservations ahead of next week’s Unpacked event.
Samsung has launched a website with details, and it’s promising customers up to $550 off the S10 with a trade-in of an eligible device. Devices will “ship by March 8th,” which is our best evidence yet of an official S10 release date (or time frame, at least). Placing a reservation will give you priority during a 72-hour window after preorders go live, but Samsung notes that “not all Galaxy device versions are eligible for this offer.” If you don’t preorder in time, you’ll lose your place in line.
Samsung is leaning right into the ongoing leaks, saying, “We know you know what is coming soon.” Indeed we do, Samsung. We’re expecting to see the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, a less expensive S10e, and — eventually — a 5G-compatible version of the S10. These are going to be powerful phones: they’re expected to have Wi-Fi 6, and one limited edition model will reportedly offer 1TB of storage and 12GB of RAM. That’s impressive stuff.
Just today, another video of the S10 Plus found its way online and offers a strong indication that the device’s in-display fingerprint reader might not be so friendly to screen protectors. That circle cutout almost looks like an old iPhone home button. Yikes. Hopefully, either Samsung will release its own screen protectors or slimmer tempered glass protectors won’t require a hole for finger authentication.