The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus were announced only a few months ago by Samsung, and the rumors mills have already started going on an overdrive with stories about their successors, which will apparently be launched earlier than expected.
According to a report from South Korean website The Bell, Samsung is looking to bring forward the launch of its Galaxy S10 to January next year. While the Galaxy S9 was launched at the MWC last February, The Bell suggests that the Galaxy S10 may be unveiled more than a month earlier, at CES 2019 in January. The report also suggests that the company will include an in-display fingerprint scanner with its next-gen flagship.
The report goes on to further state that Samsung will, in fact, launch a new device at the MWC 2019, although, that will be the much-rumored ‘folding’ smartphone that once had the internal codename ‘Project Valley’, but is now said to be called ‘Project Winner’. Samsung has been rumored to be working on its folding smartphone project from 2015.
Samsung will apparently begin procurement of parts for the Galaxy S10 in October, according to the report, while the display panels for the foldable handset will be procured from the following month. Once it goes into production, the company will apparently manufacture between 300,000 to 500,000 units of its new-age smartphone per month.
The report further states that the prototype of the folding smartphone includes three OLED panels that each measure 3.5-inches diagonally. While the front side of the device will have a seven inch panel made by joining two of the panels, the third OLED screen will reportedly be housed at the back.