Samsung Galaxy S10 rumors and facts: Feb. 20 launch, 5G possibilities and everything we know about specs, features and price

CNET | 1/14/2019 | Justin Jaffe
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Samsung has announced that it will host its next Unpacked event in San Francisco on Feb. 20. And with that, the countdown to the Galaxy S10 begins in earnest.

From now until then, we expect the rumor mill to continue to fire on all cylinders. Last week at CES, the next generation of cellular technology, called 5G, dominated the smartphone conversation. Samsung was quite visible at the show, and unveiled a prototype of its forthcoming 5G phone. And yet we still don't know for sure whether the Galaxy S10, expected to launch on Feb. 20, will or won't support it.

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Whether it does or not, Samsung has a lot riding on the 10th edition of its flagship Galaxy S series. And based on the rumors, it may well live up to the hype. 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 last year, 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.

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And it's not just 5G that's adding to the drama. Samsung is also battling LG, Huawei and others to be the first to market...
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