Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10e: 2019 release date, price, specs and latest news and rumours

A folding smartphone would allow you to use the phone as either a smartphone or a tablet.

A secret folding phone?
A secret folding phone?

Samsung is gearing up for its 2019 Unpacked Event tonight, where we can expect to see the launch of its most important smartphone in years.

The Samsung Galaxy S10, the tenth anniversary model of the long-running Galaxy range, promises a major upgrade in terms of power and features.

The Korean giant is due to reveal three phones this month, including the Galaxy S10, a larger Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and the Galaxy S10E, at events being held simultaneously in London and San Francisco.  

Rumoured features so far include a triple-lens camera system, punch-hole display screen, 5G network capabilties and longer battery life. One model of the new phones could even see a price cut compared to previous years.

The latest leaks suggest Samsung is launching a bunch of new wearables to join its smartphone. These include an AirPod rival, a smart watch and a fitness band.

Last year, Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S9. While a critical hit, the model failed to boost sales compared to previous generations.

With the tenth anniversary model, Samsung could release as many as three versions. These are expected to include a smaller Samsung Galaxy S10, a larger-screened Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, and a cheaper Samsung Galaxy S10E.

There are also rumours of a 5G smartphone, which would have ultra fast data capabilities, and a phone with a folding display, tentatively dubbed by fans as the Samsung Galaxy X or the Galaxy F.

Here is everything we know so far about the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10:

Samsung Galaxy S10 release date

Samsung is due to hold its Unpacked events on February 20. Events will be held simultaneously in London and San Francisco. The phone can then be expected to hit the shelves a couple of weeks later in March.

The event is due to begin at 7pm GMT. Users can register their interest in it here and the Telegraph will be live-blogging the announcement.

Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus features

Samsung is believed to be in the process of developing a host of S10 smartphones that could be revealed at its Unpacked event including the standard S10, S10 Plus and S10E. 

Samsung Galaxy S10 specs

Samsung’s main phone is expected to be the Samsung Galaxy S10. It is due to feature some “very significant” design changes, according to Samsung’s mobile chief executive DJ Koh.

The standard S10 is expected to have a triple-lens camera on the back, a USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack connector.

It is expected to come with a powerful Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor, which will be enabled for next generation WiFi 6 technology. It will come with between 128GB and 512GB of storage. Inside, the regular S10 is said to have around 6GB and 8GB of RAM. 

A secret folding phone?

Samsung teased a foldable smartphone back in November, which would be a first for the Korean company.

The phone has been tentatively called the Samsung Galaxy X (much like the tenth edition iPhone X), or by some as the Samsung Galaxy F (for fold).

It is not clear if Samsung will launch a folding phone on February 20. Normally by this stage there are more confirmed reports of how the phone will work, for now it still seems to be in the concept stages. A Wall Street Journal report suggested the event may give users another glimpse at the prototype. 

A folding smartphone would allow you to use the phone as either a smartphone or a tablet. It would, in theory, be more durable than normal solid screens. The phone works by using an ultra-thin flexible Organic LED display that can be bent out of its original shape. The phones will use thin, flexible plastic displays. More

By Matthew Field