Samsung is one of the biggest names in the smartphone industry. The South Korean firm is now the world’s number one smartphone vendor with more than 100 million units shipped every year. The reason behind Samsung’s huge success lies in its Galaxy lineup of smartphones. Sources say that Samsung has sold more than 90 million Galaxy devices so far on the market. The first Galaxy S smartphone was debuted in 2010 and quickly became one of the bestselling flagship phones on the market. The Galaxy S series has been through a number of hardware and design changes since the launch day. This year, Samsung welcomed the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus to the world after months of endless rumors.
The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus do not bring significant changes to the series. Specifically, Samsung retained the same design language from the S8 and S8 Plus, while adding some new elements to the overall shape of the new pair. One of the biggest changes in the S9 and S9 Plus lies in a re-positioned fingerprint scanner. In reality, the S8 and S8 Plus were criticized for their misplaced fingerprint scanner. This year, Samsung moved the fingerprint sensor under the camera lens, allowing for more accurate unlock experience.
The S9 and S9 Plus reported a slow sales performance despite some notable changes. We have started to hear some of the rumors regarding the next generation Galaxy S phone out there. Sources say that the South Korean firm will launch the new S10 at MWC 2019. This makes sense seeing that the S9 and S9 Plus were unveiled at this year’s event. According to the latest sources, the new Galaxy S10 will include support for 5G. Besides, there will be a standard variant of the phone next year. In reality, Samsung has been testing various phone prototypes with 5G support for months. However, the company needs more time to make sure things go smoothly at launch.
The new Galaxy S10 is also rumored to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The South Korean firm was previously to integrate a reader that works under the display into its S9 and S9 Plus, but it was nowhere to be found.
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