Samsung Galaxy S10 release dates and price points get specific in new report

Samsung Galaxy S10 release dates and price points get specific in new report
Pretty much all the confusion surrounding Samsung’s Galaxy S10 family of late is starting to clear up, and although it’s not really wise to take anything for granted just yet, the general design language, screen size, and camera distinctions between the S10, S10+, and S10 Lite seem essentially etched in stone already.

Believe it or not, an even juicier new Gizmodo UK report claims to reveal the most important pieces still missing from the puzzle. We’re talking about announcement and commercial release dates, as well as price points and storage configurations.

Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy S10 lineup is expected to see daylight in February 2019, but breaking with tradition, the year’s first Unpacked event may take place several days before the official start of Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress. Specifically, on February 20.

Pre-orders will purportedly kick off immediately, which is nice albeit similarly unsurprising, with actual sales scheduled to begin on March 8. That sounds like a solid turnaround time, even though it’s unclear if the date concerns just the British market or the whole world.

Speaking of the British market, regional pricing is tipped to start at £669. That’s obviously for a Galaxy S10 Lite model with a flat 5.8-inch screen and 128GB internal storage space, while the “edgy” 6.1-inch Galaxy S10 should cost £799 and £999 in 128 and 512 gig configurations respectively.

Finally, the Galaxy S10 Plus could come to the market in three versions, ranging from £899 with 128GB local digital hoarding room to £1099 with a whopping 512 gigs of storage space and an outright insane £1399 in a fittingly crazy 1TB configuration. 

Now, before you start converting pounds to US dollars and fainting in the process, you’ll want to keep in mind that’s not usually how smartphone prices work. Instead, if all this information proves accurate, the Galaxy S10 Lite should fetch around $670 in the US, with the “regular” S10 and full-featured S10+ likely to be priced at anywhere between $799 and $1399.

An even costlier 6.7-inch “special edition” could also be in the pipeline, mind you, unless that’s actually the smaller 6.4-inch Galaxy S10 Plus with those six cameras in total.

Other details this anonymous Gizmodo UK inside source can “confirm” include ultrasonic in-display fingerprint recognition, the ability to wirelessly charge other devices with a feature likely to be called Powershare, no iris scanner, and no functional 5G support at launch. But as always, it’s wise to keep that salt shaker nearby.

Related phones

Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh



1. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Don't wait for MWC, samsung. Your chinese counterparts are selling phones faster than people change their clothes.

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Well apple charges 1300 for 64GBs while Samsung charges 1300 for a f**king terabyte .

8. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Samsung 128GB for $999 Apple 64GB for $999 Samsung $1250 for 512GB. Apple, $1500 for 512GB. Samsung Note 9 512GB + 512GB MicroSD card is $1250+ $299. Still cheaper than the $2000 for an iPad with 1TB. PA hey have never called Apple pricing insane EVER!!!!!

13. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Iphone is iOS while Samsung is Android. Android sucks. Lookk at your apps, inferior and not maximize to yoir handset. Too lag and needs 12gb ram to be smooth as iphone 4.

14. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

How does that explain the difference in price in the storage upgrade options?

12. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Apple has fans that can afford as much as $1000. Is there a fan like that in Samsung? As far as i know, they are even hesitant to get a $1000 for a phone. That is why they stick with $300


Posts: 952; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I think those prices are right. Samsung will want to under cut Apple to get the edge in sales. Hopefully they will have some good trade in deals like they had with the Note 9 too.

6. androiduser

Posts: 555; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Yep, the s10 lite is perfect and might be my next phone, or i may wait for the pixel 4 to see what it will offer

4. fatTony

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

Wow, a phone for $1400 before tax and consumers are glad to accept it. I wonder if there's a limit anymore.

5. androiduser

Posts: 555; Member since: Jun 18, 2014


9. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

The only true limit to. Price is the ability to pay, or wanting to pay. No matter how ex pol wnsive phones get, someone can pay it. It will just limit how many will. If Samsung doesn't sell expensive models, they have cheaper models to fall back on. After all, car companies is sell cheaper cars for a reason. Edownsive options are not big sellers. Even Porsche and Ferrari have cheaper affordable cars. But Apple doesn't have cheaper options to fall on and its hurting them big fime.

7. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

$1399 is insane for 1TB of storage? That's still double and mess cost vs the iPhone XS Max with 512GB for $1500. And the iPad with 1TB is nearly $2000. When I can get a Surgace with 1TB and shoved a 512GB Sdcard into it for less than the iPad and still have a more versatile ckmputer. It's so funny what language you guys use when it comes to Andeoid or Samsungx but you dont use the same language when it comes to Apple. Why didn't call the iPhone XR price which is above $1000 outside th US insane for a 80P+ display. I bet you the Galaxy S10 Lite. Will come with at least a QHD+ display. A bigger battery vs any iPhone model, more storage and more capability out the box. Including fast charger, adapters and headphone dongle if needed. All which Apple doesn't supply or supplies a very cheap made option.

10. Nionx

Posts: 208; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

As awesome as this is, I think I'll wait for the Note 10. No disrespect to the S line, it just was never my thing. I'm genuinely curious ad to what changes can be made to the Note line after such a significant shift is being done to the S line.

11. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You and dark should pray that note 10 will finally have an 8gb ram, 1tb minimum storage and 5,000mah battery for $1000. Note 10 should be a beast.

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