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The Galaxy S10 is coming in 2019. And Samsung desperately needs it to be an unmitigated blockbuster.
As the world's largest phone manufacturer, Samsung has a great deal riding on the 10th edition of its flagship Galaxy S series. Given this, the rumors are frothy -- and the leaks and renders are plentiful.
Chorus - Analysts - Pundits - Leakers - Picture
A chorus of analysts, pundits and leakers are painting a picture of a Galaxy S10 jam-packed with potentially extraordinary features, including an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, the company's own take on Face ID and an Infinity-O display. If the stories are accurate, Samsung could have a hit -- and secure its place at the top of the smartphone heap.
If not, the road ahead could be difficult. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, introduced in February 2018, haven't sold particularly well. Slowing phone sales are now a threat to every brand. And China's Huawei, which ousted Apple to take the No. 2 slot, is putting increasing pressure on Samsung. Despite its own problems -- which include growing hostility from governments in the US and around the world -- Huawei continues to drive sales on the strength of innovative products such as the Mate 20 Pro.
Drama - Pair - Technologies - Smartphone - Landscape
Adding to the drama is a pair of emerging technologies that promise to alter the smartphone landscape in the near term. Samsung is battling LG, Huawei and others to be the first to market with a foldable phone. And every phonemaker is racing to produce phones that can support the next generation of cellular technology, called 5G. We expect to see examples of both this year.
For now, we're tracking the new rumors and hints that bubble up each day. We continue to collect and evaluate new evidence that points to screen size, camera design and components as well as anything that might help answer...
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