Since the past few months, the rumor mill has been claiming that Samsung will be using the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 tech event in January to announce the Galaxy S10 and S10+ smartphones and the alleged Galaxy X foldable phone may go official at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in February. However, a reliable tipster who holds a consistent track record on leaking accurate information of upcoming Samsung devices has claimed that the company has swapped the launch venues of these devices.
According to the tipster, Samsung’s first foldable smartphone will be made official at the CES 2019 event. A January announcement for the smartphone could mean that it could be made available for buying in February. Previous reports have revealed that the alleged Galaxy X foldable phone will be a limited-edition device as the company is expected to manufacture only 300,000 to 500,000 units. Rumors have it that the first foldable phone from Samsung may cost around $1,850.
Since the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have encountered lackluster sales, it was previously speculated that the company may consider launching the Galaxy S10 series in January. Samsung has been using the MWC platform to announce its Galaxy S series of smartphones. Going by the fresh information shared by the Chinese tipster, it seems that the Galaxy S10 and S10+ may go official at MWC 2019. Rumors have it that a smaller Galaxy S flagship phone may also debut alongside the Galaxy S10 duo.
Samsung is yet to comment on the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus as it is currently focused on the Galaxy Note 9 that is slated to go official on Aug. 9. Reports have revealed that the Note 9 won’t be coming with any major change in its design. The phablet is rumored to arrive with a Bluetooth enabled S Pen and some improved internals such as 8 GB of RAM, up to 512 GB of storage, 4,000mAh battery and variable aperture dual camera. The South Korean company is also expected to debut Gear S4 smartwatch on Aug. 9. The rumored Galaxy Tab S4 may go official at IFA 2018 in September.