We’re a week out from Unpacked, where the Samsung Galaxy S10 range will be officially unveiled. But that hasn’t stopped the leaks, which are juicy as ever.
This time around an alleged spec sheet has appeared in the wild, and it looks pretty legit.
The news comes to us from GSM Arena, who claim that the sheets were emailed to them from an anonymous tipster from Samsung’s retail channel.
While the documents haven’t been verified, the specs themselves line up with previous information – including a source who spoke directly to Gizmodo UK late last year.
Images: GSM Arena
There has been some points of difference compared to what we have seen reported so far, though.
The 6.3-inch 3040×1440 screen on the S10+ is a full inch smaller than the rumours were have heard thus far. The spec sheet is also claiming 800 nits of brightness, which is new for the Galaxy range.
When it comes to the cameras we are looking at a front-facing camera with 4K video capabilities for all three devices. On the flip side there will apparently be a triple rear camera setup for the S10 and S10+ with 12MP regular, 12MP telephoto and 16MP ultra-wide lenses.
The S10e has been pegged for a simpler setup already, with rumours stating that it will have the same configuration as the Galaxy S9+. However, this spec sheet is claiming that it will instead sport a 16MP ultra-wide camera as well as the regular 12MP lens.
In terms of security, the document backs up rumours that the higher-end S10 devices will have an on-screen fingerprint scanner. Similarly, all three units are said to have wireless power share despite differing battery sizes – 4,100mAh (S10+), 3,400mAh (S10) and 3,100mAh (S10e).
If that sounds familiar, it’s because Huawei debuted this technology in its Mate 20 Pro last year and called it “reverse wireless charging”.
If Samsung are following suit it will be interesting to see how its wireless power sharing runs. I found it slow and superfluous in the Mate 20, and will remain sceptical about its overall usefulness until the technology significantly improves.
The remainder of the document is essentially what we expected from under the hood.
The S10+ is offering a variety of RAM and storage options – 6GB/128GB, 8GB/512GB and a massive 12GB/1TB. The S10 is similar, but misses out on the 1TB version. The S10e is of course smaller again, coming in with 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB options.
As always, while “leaks” are exciting, they aren’t necessarily fact. We won’t know if any of this is true until Unpacked kicks off at 6am AEDT on February 21. You best believe that we’ll be live blogging.
Samsung’s next Unpacked event is set for February 21st, and while the Korean electronics giant hasn’t outright said that’s when it will announce the new Galaxy S10, past history and a lot of not-so-subtle clues all but guarantee we’ll officially see the company’s shiny new flagship smartphone next week.Read more