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Posted February 19, 2019

The design could be inspired from the Galaxy M series. The invite received shows a sideways-placed "10" - likely referencing the S10, but also celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Galaxy series. A case that you can charge up using the heavily-rumoured reverse wireless charging feature on the Galaxy S10, should the need arise.

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We already have a huge post here outlining what to expect, but the highlight of the event will be the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. The Galaxy A50 will launch in Black, White, and Blue colour variants.

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Rumours to be believed the new smartphone will have a flat panel, which we haven't seen in Samsung flagship since the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 two years back. The display grew a full inch from 2010 to 2013, before leveling out at 5.1 inches with the release of the Galaxy S5 in 2015. We're hoping there's at least some battery life boost in the new model. The front side of the device indicates that the device will come with a water-drop styled notch along with a thick chin at the bottom of the display. There's also a slick new "hole punch" camera cutout in the display, along with slim bezels, which means the displays are getting even bigger. In addition, a leaked review of the upcoming devices (which we have not posted due to ethical concerns) also does not show any physical fingerprint sensors on either the Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10 Plus. The confirmation of the launch date - February 27 - on Twitter includes a few details that have been mentioned in most recent rumors concerning this upcoming Android handset.

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Price is also a factor, of course: we think the Samsung Galaxy S10 is going to retail for around £799/$779, which is £60 or $50 more than the Galaxy S9 debuted at (though you can now get it for much cheaper). Both devices will sport a horizontally-arranged triple rear camera setup, while an LED flash and a heart rate sensor will be located next to them.