Almost everything is known about Samsung’s radically redesigned and very expensive 10th-anniversary Galaxy S10. I say ‘almost’, because two crucial pieces of information were missing. Until now…
Out of the blue, Samsung has suddenly confirmed the release date for the Galaxy S10 range as well as officially revealing its design for the first time. The former was planned, the latter was an embarrassing mistake.
What went as planned was an official Samsung press release announcing the Galaxy S10 (details), Galaxy S10+ (details) and new Galaxy S10 Lite (details) will be unveiled on February 20. This sees Samsung break with tradition by launching the models ahead of the annual Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, rather than at the show.
As for the blunder, Samsung published the new Galaxy S10 design by accident in an official blog post discussing its new ‘One UI’ Android skin. The images substantiated multiple leaks (including my own exclusive) with the range moving to a polarising punch hole display.
Samsung was quick to spot its error and replace the images, but not before they were posted to Reddit. Given the frequency with which Samsung has ‘accidentally’ leaked upcoming phones on its website in the past, and the fact the Reddit user in question was a new account publishing its first and only post, I’d be amazed if this was not also planned. More
Gordon Kelly Senior Contributor