Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10 Lite Are Expected to Arrive Early in 2019

2018 may have been the most challenging year for Samsung Mobile in the past 9 years in terms of sales performance in all price brackets as it faced rapidly growing competition posed by Chinese brands.

But looking at these purported images of its 2019 flagship smartphone line-up, I get a feeling that the Korean Giant is not about to go down without giving its challengers a good fight.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Galaxy smartphone accessories maker Olixar recently posted images of what it claims to be the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, S10, and S10 Lite all protected by transparent hard cases that it made for each model.

Interestingly enough, what see in these handset photos pretty much coincide with everything that we've heard so far about this trio of 2019 top-of-the-line Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Personally, I think these images are the real deal.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Update as of February 21, 2019: Samsung Galaxy S10+ has just been officially announced in the Philippines. Its suggested retail price in our country is PHP 55,990 and it will hit store shelves nationwide on March 8, 2019.

As its name suggests, this version is expected to be the most premium of the bunch as it has the largest screen, best set of internal hardware, and most powerful imaging capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S10+

It is said that the Plus variant will run on the beastly 8nm Exynos 9820 processor which excels in both performance and energy efficiency.

Flaunting a sizable 6.4-inch QuadHD+ SuperAMOLED panel, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ is rumored to have Four Cameras at the back that lets you take clear wide-angle, macro, telephoto, and low light images with ease along with a Dual Front Facing camera enabling Live Focus effect for selfies and wide-angle view for groufies.

Samsung Galaxy S10

As in previous years, the regular model could very well have the same internal hardware as the Plus version but it will come in a smaller package that's easier to hold in one hand and more convenient to slide and keep in the pocket.

Samsung Galaxy S10

Like the Plus version, the regular S10 - sources say - will run its One-UI-skinned Android 9.0 Pie operating system with the 8nm Exynos 9820 chipset that's complemented by 6GB of RAM and at least 128GB of internal storage.

Unlike its larger sibling, however, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is expected to have only Three Cameras at the back, which will most likely let the user take wide-angle, portrait, and telephoto shots. Also, instead of a Dual Front-Cam module, this one will only have one selfie shooter housed in a punch hole in the upper right part of its 6.1-inch SuperAMOLED screen.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

Finally, we have the S10 Lite, which is expected to be the smallest and most affordable handset in this series.

According to insiders, this version will have a 5.8-inch screen and the same imaging capabilities of the regular Samsung Galaxy S10. However, it will have slightly more modest internal hardware compared to its pricier siblings.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

Another interesting rumor about the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is that will come in various fun colors, which gives the impression that it's made for the younger, more upbeat crowd just like the Apple iPhone XR.

Price and Release Date

Various sources claim that Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10 Lite will be officially announced by the Korean company via an Unpacked Event to be held on February 20, 2018.

Here's the rumored price schedule for the trio that's currently circulating social media:

Samsung Galaxy S10+
$899 - 128GB
$1,0990 - 512GB
$1,399 - 1TB

Samsung Galaxy S10
$799 - 128GB
$999 - 512GB

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
$669 - 128GB

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ were officially launched in the Philippines in March 2018. Based on that, I'm expecting the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10 Lite to reach our shores exactly a year after or in March 2019.

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