Samsung starts production of the Galaxy S10 early, sources say units are already being assembled

Samsung starts production of the Galaxy S10 early, sources say units are already being assembled
While we haven’t seen a full hands-on and an early review like with the Pixel 3 XL, leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup have been plentiful. If you were wondering how is there so much quality information out there when the phone is still a few months away, the answer is simple — it’s actually already here. No-no, don’t look around, we don’t mean here here.

Exactly where the new phones are we’re not sure, but our bet is at one of Samsung’s biggest manufacturing plants if recent reports are to be believed. According to a tweet coming from the German website AllAboutSamsung.de’s editor, sources close to Samsung state that the company has officially begun production of the Galaxy S10.



This is about a month earlier than expected if the date when the production of the Galaxy S9 can be used as a benchmark. Experts justify that with the increased complexity of the display manufacturing process caused by the Infinitу-O design which requires a hole for the front-facing cameras. But with anticipations for the new model high after this year's lackluster S9, Samsung might just want to have some extra units ready for the release of the Galaxy S10. 

There’s no information if production is going on for all three models that Samsung is expected to release or just the middle-of-the-pack S10 (the other two are the S10 lite and the S10+), but since the trio is expected to hit the market at once, chances are Samsung is making all of them right now. The 5G model is expected to join the lineup a bit later next year later, so it’s out of the question for now.

The revelation gives weight to all the leaks and renders we’ve seen so far, so whether you like the holes in the display or not, that’s likely what we’re getting. We’ll have to wait until February 20 before it’s all official, however, that’s when the new Galaxy flagships are expected to be announced. Until then, you can take a look at our visualizations of the two main models.

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13 Comments

1. dimas

Posts: 3240; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

All I'm waiting from S10 official release are the ceramic back, more optimized UI and battery increase. The rest are expected to be awesome.

6. maherk

Posts: 6645; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I want a better camera, that's the main reason I wasn't interested in Samsung phones the past year(eventhough I ended up getting the Note 9). Their camera software sucks man, even a half baked, buggy, and ported gcam gives me better pictures than the stock camera app.

12. dimas

Posts: 3240; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I always use gcam with my s9 before and for me, it's already great. I don't use the selfie camera that much but an improvement on front camera will be great for people who are used to iphone and pixel's. I use nokia 7 plus as daily driver now so owning an s10 will be a refreshed feeling.

13. MisterX

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

I wanted a better camera too in a phone but now I just realized if I want better photos I need to buy a real camera but phone cameras are great for on the go..

2. Thanos

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 14, 2018

The pill shaped hole on the s10+ is such an eye sore. I'll take pixel notch over that.

4. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 905; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Good one lol.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 3781; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Said no one ever...

11. rouyal

Posts: 1550; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

It looks like someone put a display on the back of a phone.

3. Zylam

Posts: 1769; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Looking forward to the non curved variant. They finally realized that some people don't want curved edges.

7. Fred3

Posts: 309; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

If they have the SD855 in it then i'm there with ya.

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2311; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The elongated hole won’t look that bad, depending upon how they handle the bottom bezel of the display. But it’s certainly not ideal. I wish they would’ve done just one larger sensor for actual image quality improvements, as opposed to making the phone sacrifice design for marketing gimmicks. We don’t need two separate cameras on the front.

9. BCMWorld

Posts: 47; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

My body and money ready and waiting for these beasts

10. rouyal

Posts: 1550; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Somewhere is a person with a paper hole puncher in one hand, and a display in the other....

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