We're less than a month out from the official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reveal, but that's not enough to satiate the rumour mill. People are already looking to the next generation of Samsung Galaxy S10s, and it looks like there may be three of them... as well as some interesting fingerprint choices.
Two models are to be expected when it comes to Samsung flagships, case in point - the S9 and S9 Plus. But three is interesting. Not only because of the possibilities it brings, but because Apple is rumoured to be doing the same with the next generation of unnamed iPhones — an entry level model as well as regular and plus versions of the X sequels.
A Korean news sites called The Bell, as well as the ever-present Ice Universe have referred to the alleged new S10s as Beyond 0, Beyond 1 and Beyond 2.
While there are no hard spec leaks or rumours, it is believed that the Beyond 0 will be an entry level model that has a fingerprint scanner on the side of the device. The Beyond 1 and 2 will allegedly have FOD functionality.
This is a pretty big shake up from the S9s, where the scanner is on the rear of the device. But while moving them to the screen isn't different to what a lot of their competitors offer - the side fingerprint offering for the 0 is what really stands out here. While it isn't the first in market to do so, it's an interesting choice nonetheless.
The other main tidbit of info that has been offered at the moment is in regards to the cameras, with the 0 and 1 apparently having dual cameras, and the 2 will have a triple camera setup.
The new rumor of the Galaxy S10, Beyond0 uses side fingerprints, Beyond1 and Beyond2 use screen fingerprints.
And Beyond0 and Beyond1 are dual cameras, and Beyond2 is three cameras.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 6, 2018
Of course, these are just rumours and we are still a long way off from the Galaxy S10 range being revealed next year — most likely around World Mobile Congress time. But a three-tiered approach to the new generation of Galaxies would make sense, theoretically providing something for everyone. Flagship phones are not cheap, so it would be smart of Samsung to provide a more accessible device that has the prestige attached to the Galaxy brand.
But until we hear a confirmation, and see the prices, it's still all speculation and will be for awhile.
It looks like rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 aren't the only ones flying around at the moment. This time it's the iPhones X Plus' turn with some alleged benchmarks that are absolutely massive.