Samsung Galaxy S10E branding mentioned again, this time by reliable tipster

Samsung Galaxy S10E branding mentioned again, this time by reliable tipster
Samsung Galaxy S10E case renders

Since the very beginning, Samsung’s smallest flagship has been referred to as the Galaxy S10 Lite. Earlier this week, though, one online retailer suggested that its actual name would the Galaxy S10E. And today reliable tipster Evan Blass is backing this claim up.

According to rumors, the Galaxy S10E will make its debut as the first Samsung-branded flagship to feature a flat display since 2016’s Galaxy S7. This cost-cutting measure should allow it to be priced significantly lower than its premium siblings. In fact, Samsung may choose to undercut Apple’s iPhone XR by pricing it at around $700. But fortunately for consumers, performance won’t be affected.

As revealed by a recent benchmark, the budget flagship will arrive powered by the powerful Exynos 9820 in most international markets. In the US and South Korea, though, this will be replaced with Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 855. In both cases, the chips match the ones set to land inside the Galaxy S10 and S10+.

In regards to other features, the Galaxy S10E is expected to feature a dual-camera setup on the rear. The specifications of these sensors remain unclear at the minute, but one of them should feature a telephoto lens, as seen on the Galaxy Note 9.

Completing the whole package is set to be a 3,100mAh battery paired with Android 9 Pie and the new One UI overlay on top. The device is also rumored to include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Much like the larger Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, the Galaxy S10E should go official on February 20th in both San Francisco and London simultaneously. Pre-orders will likely commence immediately while shipments should start around March 8.

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11 Comments

1. kevin97

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

The last flat-screen flagship wasn't Galaxy S6 but Galaxy S7. However, the S10E looks to be perfectly balanced (and much shorter than S8 and S9 which is great and did not happen since the S7) , but $700 will not really get Samsung out of the low sales issue given the competition. $600 would make things normal again.

2. joshuaswingle

Posts: 489; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I can't imagine it being as low as $600 due to profit margins but I think $650 is definitely possible.

3. Monkeyking

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Don't you think S10E only have 3100 mAh is very Low Battery? My S7 edge was 3600 mAh battery.

4. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 102; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

It's a smaller device what do you expect

5. Monkeyking

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Smaller than my Samsung S7 edge? Still have 3600 mAh

7. joshuaswingle

Posts: 489; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Comparing the S7 Edge to the S10E is simply unfair. Aside from the fact that the new model is significantly smaller, it also features an edge-to-edge display and two rear cameras which take up more room inside. Other features will bring drastic improvements and are likely bigger too. The S7 Edge should be compared to the regular S10 in terms of size. That one features a 3,500mAh battery.

8. kevin97

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

Compare it to the regular S7. Same size, larger screen, larger battery.

6. monkeyb

Posts: 386; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

Galaxy S10E - Priced around $650 means 1 thing: CONSUMERS WIN. Great phones for good affordable prices.

9. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I can't get over how the display looks like the back of a phone.

11. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

I really hope it's going to get LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3 memory.

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