The Galaxy S10 is set to debut next Wednesday at Samsung's Feb. 20 Unpacked event. At this point, we know just about everything there is to know about the Galaxy S10, given the staggering amount of leaks we've seen and highly credible rumors we've heard. (It's been said that the person responsible for the recent spec sheet leak has been "investigated.") That noted, Samsung may still have a few tricks up its sleeve. According to a teaser video unveiled on Monday, the company will use its Galaxy S10 launch event to also show off its foldable phone -- possibly called the Galaxy Winner, Galaxy X, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Flex or Galaxy F. And now we're also hearing a rumor that Samsung's 5G phone may also make an appearance on Feb. 20.
The company will need to be careful to not overshadow the Galaxy S10, which is ostensibly the focus of this edition of Unpacked. But a detailed introduction of the foldable and 5G phones could also inject some much-needed excitement into the event -- and give Samsung a leg up on competitors. Xiaomi and Huawei are both expected to reveal their own foldable models at Mobile World Congress later this month, and a host of companies will be introducing 5G phones over the coming months. The decision to feature multiple phones highlights Samsung's current predicament. A persistent stream of leaked images and renders has undermined the company's opportunity to shock and awe us with a new design and updated features -- such as a Snapdragon 855 chipset that looks like an absolute beast, an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, the company's own take on Face ID, an Infinity-O display and computer-size amounts of storage capacity. But shining the spotlight on other phones will almost certainly divert attention away from the very important phones that are actually launching on Feb. 20.
Rumor: Three Galaxy S10 phones, including Plus and Essential models
The Galaxy S10 is rumored to come in three configurations:
Galaxy S10: The name is official but nearly everything else remains a rumor. This model is said to be the same size as today's Galaxy S9, but with even slimmer bezels. It's expected to have a 6.1-inch screen and, perhaps, according to Twitter leaker Ice Universe, a total of three cameras.
Galaxy S10 Plus: Possibly code-named Beyond X or Beyond 2, this will be the successor to the Galaxy S9 Plus. It will have the largest screen -- perhaps a 6.4-inch display -- and up to four rear cameras, two front-facing cameras and a big battery. Ice Universe claims that the Galaxy S10 Plus will be 7.8mm thick and have a 4,000-mAh battery.
Galaxy S10E: Currently known as the Galaxy S10 Essential, formerly known as the Galaxy S10 Lite and possibly code-named Beyond 0. Designed to compete with the iPhone XR, this could be a smaller, less-expensive device with a 5.8-inch display and fewer hardware embellishments. Other rumors include straight edges instead of two curved sides, no fancy in-screen fingerprint reader and no headphone jack.