Samsung began work on the model Galaxy S10

Samsung began work on the model Galaxy S10

According to a recent report from South Korea, Galaxy S10 has a telling codename and some interesting new features. The brand's codenames typically describes its goals, so the Galaxy S8 was referred to as "Dream" to represent its dream to beat Apple, while the Galaxy S9 was called "Star" because the company wanted it to be the star of the smartphone world.

The latest report also mentions that the company has informed FOD companies that it's going to introduce an in-display fingerprint sensor with the Galaxy S10. Since the Galaxy S10's reveal hinges heavily on Samsung's other plans (and, again, these things are never set in stone), we're definitely still in the wait-and-see phase here. Rumblings of a CES launch for an upcoming Galaxy S are nothing new, though they've never actually come to pass.

For the Galaxy S10, the "Beyond" codename is apparently a promise that the smartphone will offer features and capabilities that are beyond anything now in the market. The report mentions that the screen size will be increased ever so slightly, to 5.8 inches for the regular S10 (up from 5.77 inches on the S9) and 6.3 inches on the S10 Plus (up from 6.22 inches on the S9 Plus). Samsung has been rumored to launch the next Galaxy S at CES for years, and that never happened.

Following the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 this autumn, Samsung's next flagship smartphone launch will be the Galaxy S10 in 2019. The Galaxy S9 officially starts at £739, while the S9 Plus can't be yours for less than £839, so don't rule out a base RRP of up to £799 for the S10 and £899 for the S10 Plus.

While seeing Andy Boxall transformed into AR Moby is amusing and disturbing in equal measure, we expect that the Galaxy S10 will see some major improvements in its front-facing camera tech.

The Galaxy S9 was launched on the eve of MWC 2018 and one would have expected the company to stick with the same timeframe for its 10th anniversary flagship.

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