There will be a lot of Samsung phones to choose from next year.
According to a new note by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via Business Insider), Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 will come in three sizes: 5.8, 6.1 and 6.4 inches.
If that sounds familiar, it’s probably because Apple is rumored to launch three new iPhones this fall, with two smaller models in those same sizes and the largest one just a tad bigger at 6.5 inches.
Two larger Galaxy S10 models will be marketed as premium, and will be more expensive, Kuo claims. The smallest variant will be a bit cheaper and will lack some premium features.
Note that in Apple’s case, reports say that the smallest and the largest iPhone variant will be the premium models and will have OLED screens, while the 6.1-inch variant will be cheaper and will only have an LCD screen.
The Galaxy S10 will also finally come with an under-the-display fingerprint reader, according to Kuo. This has been a rumored feature of all Samsung flagships in the last two years, but it never came to fruition, likely because of reliability issues. In the meantime, several Chinese phone makers, including Vivo and Huawei, have launched phones with such a fingerprint sensor, with mixed results.
Only the 6.1-inch and the 6.4-inch models will have the under-the-display fingerprint sensor, Kuo claims. The smallest, cheapest device will (somewhat surprisingly) have a fingerprint sensor on its side.
Kuo also says the phones will have 3D face-scanning technology, a rumor we’ve heard before. However, Samsung will probably heavily market its new snazzy fingerprint sensor, as it’ll be a big differentiator from Apple and its Face ID tech.
Note that this is the Galaxy S10 we’re talking about, with a likely release date in the spring of 2019. The next Samsung flagship to come out will likely be the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which is coming in August. According to rumors, the phone will have a design similar to the last year’s model, with a fingerprint sensor on the back.