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Though the Samsung Galaxy S10 vary and the Samsung Galaxy Fold have already been revealed this 12 months, Samsung nonetheless has a brand new Word sequence cellphone to come back, and an image of what the cellphone will probably be like is starting to kind by way of leaks and rumors. Right here’s every thing we all know concerning the Galaxy Word 10.
Launch date and worth
In relation to a launch date, the Galaxy sequence is often launched towards the top of the summer season — and we now know when it’ll present up.
Time to stage up. Galaxy Unpacked on August 7, 2019. #SamsungEvent pic.twitter.com/2CtFPjFCAr
— Samsung Cellular (@SamsungMobile) July 2, 2019
Samsung has confirmed in a tweet that the Samsung Galaxy Word 10 will launch at a Samsung Galaxy Unpacked on August 7. That is the date alleged by a report from CNET, and ultimately verified by Samsung to Digital Tendencies. Whereas the tweet doesn’t explicitly point out the Word 10 will probably be in attendance, the inclusion of the S Pen and a single digicam lens — probably the only front-facing hole-punch selfie digicam — make it pretty clear what’s coming.
We anticipated the Galaxy Word 10 to come back at a worth of round $1,000, and the latest leaks haven’t dissatisfied. Based on a report from Russian web site Hello-tech, the cellphone will value greater than a thousand , and can probably begin within the area of $1,100 to $1,200. After all, it’s not clear which model of the cellphone this will probably be, and it’s probably this refers back to the anticipated Word 10 Professional — so you may count on a smaller Word 10 to come back at a lower cost. Nonetheless, worth rises are by no means welcome information.
Tesla Particular Version
For a sizzling second, it appeared Samsung could possibly be pairing up with a automotive firm to create a particular version of the Word 10 — the Samsung Galaxy Word 10 Tesla Version. Sadly, it was simply idea render created by YouTuber Arun Maini.
Credit score: Weibo
The fictional rumor got here from Chinese language social media website Weibo, and it’s a credit score to Maini that the render is as convincing as it’s. The cellphone proven is basically according to basic expectations for the Word 10’s design, together with the vertically stacked triple-lens digicam array on the rear of the cellphone. The mixture of crimson and brushed steel can be fairly enticing, so it’s a disgrace we gained’t be seeing this mannequin when the Word 10 is revealed on August 7.
Design and show
The Galaxy Word 10 is starting to take form by way of leaks and rumors. It appears the entrance of Samsung’s newest gadget will probably be virtually all display, with leaker Ice Universe exhibiting off display protectors for the Word 10, and stating the gadget may have an especially slender “chin” bezel. This slim bezel will apparently be on an analogous stage to the iPhone XS — and when paired with the anticipated hole-punch show and curved edges, that would imply the Word 10 has barely any bezel in any respect.
Word 10's "chin" may be very slender, the identical stage because the iPhone, no speaker grooves on the brow, which signifies that the flagship Sound on Show(SoD) expertise will exchange the standard speaker. The brow will probably be narrower. pic.twitter.com/6aRGQIG0ee
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 19, 2019
Much more curiously, the display protector lacks an area for the front-facing speaker earpiece. This might imply Samsung has launched a sound-on-display (SOD) speaker as a substitute of a extra conventional earpiece. This expertise makes use of piezoelectric transducers behind the display to ship audio waves by way of the show, turning the show right into a speaker, and eradicating the necessity for a further earpiece.
Renders have additionally been created utilizing leaked particulars, to assist image the brand new cellphone extra clearly. Factors to concentrate to incorporate the only hole-punch digicam on the top-center of the display, the vertically stacked triple-lens digicam set off to the aspect on the again, and no three.5mm headphone jack. It’s estimated the display will measure 6.three inches, probably making it the smaller of the 2 doable Word 10 units in 2019.
Check out the video exhibiting the renders in 360-degrees for a more in-depth take a look at the USB Kind-C connection, buttons for quantity and energy, plus the curved display and skinny steel chassis.
The bodily buttons might not be on the ultimate model, in accordance with a earlier rumor which said the Word 10 might use capacitive, or pressure-sensitive, buttons with textures to point place on the physique for energy, quantity, and Bixby duties. This has been rumored earlier than, and used (with various ranges of success) on telephones together with the HTC U12 Plus, HTC U11 and the Pixel 2.
Beforehand, this leak supplied a take a look at the Word 10, full with a centered selfie digicam and a vertically stacked triple-lens digicam setup across the again. Based on a report from iGeekphone.com, the usual Galaxy Word 10 will function a large 6.66-inch show, which might make the cellphone’s show far bigger than the present Galaxy Word 9, and much like the OnePlus 7 Professional. The report additionally notes that the cellphone is at present code-named “Da Vinci.”
What’s going to Samsung do with the Galaxy Word 10’s digicam? Samsung’s flagship telephones have had a foremost lens with a “variable aperture” — which means they’ll swap between two apertures — because the Galaxy S9, however the Word 10 could possibly be taking that function even additional. Based on leaker Ice Universe, the Galaxy Word 10 would be the first cellphone to come back with a triple-state variable aperture.
Samsung China engineers stated that the Word10 digicam will use a three-stage variable aperture: F1.5/F1.eight/F2.four
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 20, 2019
Having the ability to intelligently swap between these three apertures will imply the Word 10 will have the ability to select the aperture that’s greatest for the obtainable gentle, shrinking right down to f/2.four in vibrant gentle, or opening broad to f/1.5 in low lighting. The f/1.eight aperture would work as a robust middle-ground possibility. After all, that is only a rumor for the second, however it’s price preserving in thoughts, as Samsung is at all times seeking to enhance its digicam programs.
However what number of digicam lenses will it have? The just lately launched Galaxy S10 and S10 got here with three rear-facing lenses, however the Galaxy Word 10 could also be set to comply with within the footsteps of the 5G S10 although, as whispers say it can pack 4 lenses on the again of the cellphone.
For the selfie digicam, Samsung might flip to a patent found by Android Police for the Word 10, the place the digicam is contained in the S Pen stylus. This might allow a real all-screen expertise, with out the necessity for a pop-up digicam.
That’s not all. The lengthy form of the S Pen may additionally make it the right place to cover an optical zoom lens. Having the ability to squeeze an optical zoom into the S Pen could be an actual win for Samsung, however we think about it wouldn’t be a easy aim to perform.
Two Galaxy Word 10 fashions?
Based on current rumors, Samsung may do one thing it’s by no means carried out earlier than for the Word sequence: Launch two different-sized Galaxy Word 10 fashions.
Leaks are casually dropping the identify “Word 10 Professional,” fueling hypothesis that we’ll see two Word fashions for the primary time ever. Based on South Korean website The Bell, Samsung is contemplating launching a typical Galaxy Word 10, and a smaller Word 10 that can get a restricted launch. The location notes that the smaller gadget will solely be obtainable in some choose European markets, however it nonetheless highlights that Samsung may develop the Word lineup additional sooner or later. Which of those is supposed to be the “Professional” model is at present unknown, however it being the bigger mannequin would make sense.
The Galaxy Word 10 will virtually actually be a powerhouse, because it’s designed for productiveness and media; however the official specification continues to be a thriller. There are rumors the Word 10 vary will see a lift in battery dimension and charging pace. The cell capability might enhance to four,500mAh on the so-called Professional version, whereas this rumor states the Word 10’s charging pace will probably be a “vital improve.” Earlier rumors say the gadget will cost at 25 watts, which is way sooner than the Galaxy S10’s 18 watts.
Few different leaks concerning the cellphone have surfaced, however we will speculate given earlier Galaxy Word telephones. The Galaxy Word cellphone often options Qualcomm’s newest and biggest processor, and we count on that to be true of this cellphone, too.
Will it have 5G connectivity?
Be ready to ask this query of each cellphone launched this 12 months — however there’s a really actual risk the Word 10 may launch with 5G connectivity in-built, very similar to the Galaxy S10 5G mannequin.
Credit score: XDA Builders
We’re nonetheless some time away from launch, so there’s no strong data but. Nonetheless, rumors about 5G are persisting. The newest information issues the kernel supply code for the Exynos chipset launched by Samsung alongside the Galaxy S10 vary. The code makes point out of a “davinci5g” — and because the present assumed code identify of the Word 10 is “Da Vinci,” this appears to level to a 5G mannequin of the Word 10, and even that the usual Word 10 will assist 5G connectivity.
Earlier to this, a leak from Sammobile provides the Word 10’s mannequin quantity as “SM-N975F.” Whereas this may increasingly not appear unusual, it’s extra regular for the Word vary’s mannequin to finish with a “zero,” not a “5.” May this errant 5 point out 5G connectivity? It’s actually price preserving in thoughts.
We’ll replace this text as we hear extra concerning the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Word 10.
Up to date on July 2, 2019: The Word 10’s reveal date has been confirmed.