Crazy specs, ceramic back. This is the Galaxy S10+ in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black!

Crazy specs, ceramic back. This is the Galaxy S10+ in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black!
Alright, we've been hearing and seeing a ton of leaks about the upcoming Galaxy S10 phones. Here's the rundown: we'll get three models — a "budget" Galaxy S10e and decked out Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ models. Following a pricing model similar to the 2018 iPhones, the new Galaxies will range from standard $750 flagship pricing to crazy expensive.

The bottom tier S10e will have some corners cut. No in-screen fingerprint scanner, no dual camera up front. But hey, it will get some vibrant colors, at least.

But what will the most expensive models get? For one, you will have a ceramic back to show off with, making the pricey variants instantly recognizable. And we just got our first look at the "ceramic white" and "ceramic black" models in glorious high res. Check them out:



Is that all? Well no, it's not. Remember how the Galaxy Note 9 had the option of going up to a mind-boggling 1 TB storage? You could get that by buying the 512 GB version of the Note 9 and inserting a 512 GB microSD card in it.

Well... According to leaks, the most expensive Galaxy S10+ will come with 1 TB of internal storage straight out of the box. Now, that's a lot of storage! Wait, not done here! It will, allegedly, also have a whopping 12 GB of RAM!

What's with the crazy specs all of the sudden?



Even powerusers will find it hard to argue that Android needs 12 GB of RAM in its current form. But this may be an effort by Samsung to future-proof its phones.

You may have noticed that flagship smartphones have started getting more and more expensive recently. The reason here might be because the market is stagnating — people are less and less inclined to upgrade their old phones, since they are still pretty good. As a result, sales are dropping.

To make up for declining sales, manufacturers are switching strategies. One major thing is the introduction of ecosystems and services that center around specific device families. The other is an increase in price to raise the profit margins.



So, in this new age of smartphone evolution, manufacturers will want to make devices that are future-proof. People are no longer looking for a phone that'll last them a year or two — many rely on their handsets to last for three, four, or even more years.

That said, when you see a premium-priced phone that has 1 TB of storage and 12 GB of memory, you can at least tell yourself "That's a hefty sum of money, but it does appear like a good long-term investment". In other words, Samsung is looking to give you major bang for your hefty buck. The top-tier Galaxy S10+ is expected to cost nearly $1500 — the Android community wouldn't accept anything less than overkill specs and quality for that price.

At least that's our train of thought here.

Other phone makers have also switched to future-proofing messaging with their devices. Apple has been playing the long-term game for a while now, with 5-year-old iPhones still running the latest version of iOS. LG announced its dedication to product longevity by opening a Software Upgrade Center earlier in 2018. We have yet to see how that pans out.

Want to know more about the Galaxy S10? Check out our dedicated rumor review, where we collect all the bits and pieces of information!

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Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

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51 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1931; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Unfortunately, the elongated front hole really ruins it...

2. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

It's better than any notch, you can always wait and see what they will have to offer next year

18. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

It's not better than notch. At least having a decent notch makes the viewing experience symmetrical and less awkward. With this kind of setup it's actually worse than a notch imo.

30. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

It is better.

38. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

How come notch gives symmetrical viewing experience?

42. iamdoctorluv

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 14, 2017

Piyath, do us a favor and clean up after yourself because what you're saying is garbage..

10. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

For you.

20. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Does the iPhone have a "decent" notch?

31. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Cat97 said, "Unfortunately, the elongated front hole really ruins it..." I then said, "For you." Not sure if you needed clarity. And no, it doesn't.

34. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

I hate notches, but, honestly, the notch on iPhone is better than the one on Pixel 3.

22. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He is dreaming again Notch is the worst thing ever. We will see what he says when apple fallows.

33. Vogue1985

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

He doesn't want a teardrop or a notch. He want 2inch Bezels, a 4inch and a $1500 plus tag. Each to their own. I'll take thin bezel and a teardrop

19. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO Way better then the butt azz ugly notch. What are you going to say when apple goes the same direction. You all will say its the best thing ever.

25. fakenewzz

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 15, 2018

U are so correct. The ihipocracy is ridiculous on eye PhoneArena

24. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I tested the a8s in person. Used it and I forgot about the hole display after an hour of use. It may look big in pictures but in reality, it's just the front camera diameter with thin black lining around.

43. Seatech21

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 01, 2018

You people complain about anything and everything.

3. LAgurl

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 05, 2018

I agree antroid people bitch but it deff looks better than a notch. like i said before on here im using an iphone Xr as a backup and hate that freaking thing up there its Huge , when this phone comes out XR is going back in a drawer and im never touching it again.

11. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Is it just the notch you hate or the iPhone/iOS as well? I respect the iPhone but I can't get with iOS. I'd only use one if work forced me to.

26. chbanks512

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

Literally the only times I've ever used iOS run products (iPad Mini 2 and iPhone 6s Plus) and I couldn't stand them. So many little things you think you should be able to do on iOS and you just can't....compared to Android it's incredibly inflexible.

32. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Exactly.

41. LAgurl

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 05, 2018

@ pimpin83z i hate both , but my s8 broke and i didnt wanna upgrade now till a better phone comes out. my sister was like use my iphone xr that i dont use . I just put in my verizon sim from the S8 and everything worked. like chbanks512 said you just cant do many things compared to android . So once this S10 comes out bye bye iphone XR for me .

44. Seatech21

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 01, 2018

Or you can sell it to offset the S10 cost like a smart person would.

4. shiv179

Posts: 176; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

"Even powerusers will find it hard to argue that Android needs 12 GB of RAM in its current form" - say what?

7. Xijah

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 16, 2019

And here’s me on 3gb of ram playing all games maxed out... android memory management is just crap...

12. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

No, 3GB of RAM is just crap.

27. chbanks512

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

Precisely. Even budget phones have 4GB+ these days.

16. DFranch

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I'm pretty sure the intent was to say 12 GB is excessive and even a poweruser would be hard pressed to justify it.

39. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

“But this may be an effort by Samsung to future-proof its phones.“ If ever future proofing is their goal than they should provide 3 years of OS updates just like Pixel.

51. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

They do in terms of security.

52. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Ikr. But they should also do it when it comes to OS.

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