Galaxy Note 9 Firmware Update Might Reveal What the Upcoming Galaxy S10 Will Look Like Next Year


Samsung has released its Android 9 Pie update for its latest and greatest Galaxy Note 9, but that might drop a few hints related to the company’s Galaxy S10. More accurately, it could result in telling us the design of the Galaxy S10, and if we know the Korean tech behemoth, it will need a few engineering tricks up its sleeve to really up the design score of its 2019 flagship lineup. Though the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus feature better internal specifications coupled with an improved camera, they were looked as just an iterative update.

New Image Revealed in Galaxy Note 9 Firmware Shows a Device With Very Slim Bezels at the Top - Could This Be the Galaxy S10?

A contributor at XDA Developers who goes by the Twitter handle Max Weinbach shows the latest images that come with the Galaxy Note 9 Android 9 Pie update. While the update tells about a darker theme which will be less straining on the user’s eyes, it might also provide details about the Galaxy S10. From the looks of it, the Galaxy S10 is reportedly going to feature slimmer on all four sides.

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However, the device in the image from the tweet only shows the top part of the handset, and even then, it reveals slimmer bezels than the Galaxy Note 9. Previous rumors have pointed out that Samsung is experimenting with its mid-range smartphone lineup so that the manufacturer can decide if these changes are worth getting ported to the 2019 Galaxy S10 range.

With the upcoming Galaxy A8s, Samsung is reportedly testing out a single hole for the front camera, maximizing the total screen-to-body ratio. This might end up being a change that’s seen in the Galaxy S10. The cheapest variant getting launched in 2019 is rumored to have an optical fingerprint scanner, while the more expensive models might take advantage of Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint readers, which are costlier. The most expensive Galaxy S10 variant will reportedly feature a triple-camera system at the back, as well as a separate 5G modem.

For security, Samsung is expected to get rid of its iris scanner and might replace it with a 3D facial recognition system that will rival Apple’s Face ID technology. For performance, you guys can expect Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8150 or Samsung’s Exynos 9820 to be present in each every Galaxy S10 model.

If the image actually hints towards what Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will look like, do you think it is worth waiting for? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.

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News Source: Twitter (Max Weinbach)