Samsung's best Galaxy S10 variant is now also tipped to come with a rare ceramic back

Samsung's best Galaxy S10 variant is now also tipped to come with a rare ceramic back
Samsung is ready to bet the farm its slowly weakening smartphone business on next year’s Galaxy S10 (or Galaxy X) lineup and that highly anticipated foldable device, making every effort to set the two ultra-high-end families apart from the competition.

That will reportedly include releasing no less than four S10 models with different screen sizes, price tags, key selling points, color options, and possibly, even different build materials. If you’re not a fan of today’s prevalent metal-and-glass flagship design, SamMobile has some pretty great news, exclusively claiming the top-shelf Galaxy S10 variant will come with a ceramic back.

This is far from etched in stone, obviously, but if the website’s inside sources prove accurate, the 6.7-inch GS10 beast with 5G connectivity and a grand total of six cameras would look like no other major high-ender widely available in the Western Hemisphere.

While ceramic-backed smartphones are nothing new, they’re also hardly widespread. The Xiaomi Mi Mix was the company’s first “full ceramic” product, followed by similarly original and decidedly stylish Mi Mix 2 and Mi Mix 2S models.

The Essential Phone also used a unique ceramic back in combination with a titanium body, while LG released just a few hundred Special Edition V30 units in Korea late last year with a zirconium ceramic rear cover.

Bottom line, this is a rarely used material in the smartphone world, despite its almost legendary toughness and scratch resistance. Somehow, Samsung may have found a way to mass-produce both black and white ceramic Galaxy S10 5G versions without major difficulties and high costs. Either that or the company is still figuring things out, in which case we probably shouldn’t get too excited.

Then again, even if this particular rumor doesn’t pan out, the 6.7-incher has plenty of other things going for it, starting with an (almost) all-screen design, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, Face ID-rivaling 3D scanner, and 512GB internal storage space.

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Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1 inches
    3040 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI
Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4 inches
    3040 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

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