Device leaks, while exciting for many, are often a bummer for folks who want to enjoy an element of surprise. However, those leaks and tips have, from time to time, made it virtually impossible to keep high-profile devices under wraps. This, on the whole, is not a bad thing for manufacturers as they keep conversations alive and spark interest and curiosity.
It appears that a Samsung employee may have leaked the S10+, which is rumoured to be one of the S10 trio: the regular-sized S10, a larger S10+ and a modest S10 Lite that could be cheaper.
The leaked image showcases some of the device’s headline feature such as a full-screen display that Samsung called an Infinity-O panel. Predictably, Samsung has successfully managed to avoid the screen cutout plague (perhaps not entirely so) with a punch hole on the display that houses front snappers (we are yet to know where the manufacturer will fit other sensors such as advances face-scanners on a non-existent notch area that is less busy). The construction is distinctly modern and could be the first time the OEM launches a new design language for an otherwise stale form thanks to similarities seen on the S8 and S9, as well as the Note8 and Note9.
Samsung will also pack the latest silicon in the devices from Qualcomm (Snapdragon 855) and its in-house Exynos line, improved cameras (we may see dual front selfie shooters this time around), and an in-display fingerprint sensor as we have seen in the case of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro that should launch in the Kenyan market next week, and OnePlus 6T. The S10 series will also run One UI on top of Android 9 Pie, which is the same interface that is rolling out right now to the Galaxy S9 and Note9. The end device should be as clean as possible, with few distractions and futuristic looks that at one time dazzled us with the likes of OPPO Find X.
Anyway, there isn’t much that can be seen on the blurry image that is mostly blurry, but word on the street is that the device is legitimate.