Samsung to announce the Galaxy S10 in January to make room for its foldable smartphone

Samsung to announce the Galaxy S10 in January to make room for its foldable smartphone
Samsung is trying to outmaneuver the competition each year by launch its flagship smartphones earlier than usual. Both the Galaxy S9 and Note 8 came a couple of weeks earlier than its predecessors, but the Galaxy S10 may give a new meaning to the word “earlier.”

It appears that Samsung has given the green light to its “foldable smartphone” project and has decided that the best release window for the device would be the one that coincides with the Galaxy S10's announcement.

Because Samsung doesn't want the Galaxy S10 or its upcoming foldable smartphone to steal each others spotlight, Korean media reports the handset maker plans announce the former more than a month earlier.

Basically, the Galaxy S10 is supposed to be unveiled at CES 2019, which is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas between January 8-11. Furthermore, Samsung's foldable smartphone will be introduced next month at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

The same source claims Samsung has decided not to order too many components for its foldable smartphone, which means the South Korean giant wants to test the market first before fully committing to this new type of devices.

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5 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1921; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually I think the reason is low S9 sales. The S9 was launched only because they needed to launch something, they had nothing new ready for prime time.

2. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1436; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Isn't that how it goes for pretty much all manufacturers. Look at Apple from the iPhone 6 to the 8, all minor incremental updates of the previous model with barely anything new added. Odds are though that when that foldable model hits the market it'll make the refreshed iPhone X design look like a brainfart.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4255; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Even the s6 design makes the iPhone eks look bad imo but of course subjective. Hell the s2 looks better...

5. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

And end of the day iPhone sell better.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4255; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Same rumor every year and reality turns out to be MWC or even later. Wait and see.

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