Samsung Announces Galaxy S10 Event on February 20 in San Francisco, May Include Foldable Smartphone

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Samsung today announced it will be hosting an event on Wednesday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, with the media invitation teasing new Galaxy S10 smartphones.

    Samsung's event invite

    The Wall Street Journal today reported that Samsung plans to announce three new Galaxy S10 models along with an all-new foldable smartphone dubbed the "Galaxy Fold" at the event, with a simultaneous keynote in London. A fourth model with 5G network support will allegedly be released later in the spring.

    Rumors point towards Samsung unveiling a lower-end Galaxy S10 Lite with a 5.8-inch display, Galaxy S10 with a 6.1-inch display, and Galaxy S10+ with a 6.4-inch display. The devices are expected to be released in March as usual.

    Samsung typically unveils its Galaxy S smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which takes place February 25-28 this year. Samsung reportedly decided to move up its announcement since Chinese smartphone maker Huawei plans to introduce a competing foldable smartphone at the trade show.

    Leaks suggest Galaxy S10 models will feature a so-called "hole-punch" display with a small cutout for the front camera instead of a notch. More cameras are also expected across the lineup, with up to a four-lens rear camera and dual-lens front camera expected on at least one Galaxy S10+ variant.

    Alleged photo of Galaxy S10 via Evan Blass

    Galaxy smartphones are one of the biggest rivals to the iPhone, which is also expected to gain a triple-lens rear camera in 2019. Apple is unlikely to switch to a hole-punch display, however, due to the various sensors required for Face ID.

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  2. Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
  3. acblue94 macrumors regular


    Jul 26, 2011
    New York, NY.
    Why is their still a chin on the phone. I still see bezels.
  4. NinjaHERO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2008
    U S of A
    I don't like the folding phone ideas I've seen so far. But I love any new ideas that push innovation. So go Samsung go. Push Apple to keep making my Iphone better. :)
  5. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2014
    Foldable could be useful for users wanting even more screen in existing pockets... but it needs to be done really well so we'll see.
  6. normang macrumors member


    Mar 11, 2007
    Maple Grove, MN
    "with the media invitation hinting at new Galaxy S10 smartphones."

    Hinting, how much more glaringly obvious could it be..
  7. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2017
    Lisbon, Portugal
    I like that they announce their events well in advance, unlike Apple.
  8. kemal macrumors 65816


    Dec 21, 2001
    I like bezels on my phones. Not distracting like a black dot or notch. S9+ will now have to last forever.
  9. Mars56 Suspended

    Apr 26, 2018
    How long has Samsung been pushing its own foldable phone rumors now? +7 years?
  10. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    So when the Galaxy Fold is introduced at a price of $1,500 or so, will Samsung fans be upset that they "used to be able to afford the top of the line Galaxy and now Samsung has priced me out"?
  11. ChrisMoBro, Jan 10, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019

    ChrisMoBro macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2016
    The examples of foldable smartphones so far have been horrendous. They should be called bendable phones not foldable ones as they don’t fold flat. They have that ugly bulging bit on the hinge.
  12. Joe Rossignol Editor

    Joe Rossignol

    Staff Member

    May 12, 2012
    I changed it to teasing. Is that better? Even if it's incredibly obvious, I strive to be factual with everything I write.
  13. Cryates macrumors 68020


    Nov 19, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    Well that product will be targeted for a specific group of nerds, not much different from myself. I'm always excited to see things like this that should push the industry forward.
  14. BigBoy2018 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2018
    But the relentless apple defenders of everything apple does will say 1) Its a worthless innovation or 2) Apple will do it better next year
  15. Jett0516 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2010
  16. BigBoy2018, Jan 10, 2019
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 11, 2019

    BigBoy2018 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2018
    The difference is samsung offfers a lot more OTHER choices than apple does. from cheap to expensive, from small to big.

    Please tell us you’re joking. Anyone buying a phone BECAUSE it has that stupid notch needs to be comitted to the apple coolaid insane asylum.
  17. usersince86 macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2002
    Columbus, Ohio
    I'll hold on the fold. At least for the first generation.
  18. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    I'm not against the idea of a foldable smartphone, but it would be either too thick when folded or really too thin when fully opened. I don't think it is easy to find the sweet spot and it may take years before that kind of smartphone is good enough to be a success.
  19. rpe33 macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    why don't we just go back to flip phones?
  20. Mc0 macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2017
    I’d rather have a bezel as thick as the one found on iPhone XR than have that punch hole design. Imagine watching movies with that distracting hole.
  21. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

    Oct 6, 2017
    Can't wait to see them try a foldable phone with buggy software and zero real world benefits...then quietly kill it in 18 months.

    Samsung: Throw something out and see if it sticks.
  22. linkmaster02 macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2009
  23. BigBoy2018, Jan 10, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019

    BigBoy2018 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2018
    I got a better idea. Watch that movie on an actual TV or in a movie theater, and use the phone for things a phone is better suited for.
    Apple: Throw a keyboard out to the public and see if keys stick.
  24. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010

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