Shortly after providing leaked renders of the Galaxy S10 Plus, WinFuture has published images of what's allegedly the Samsung's answer to the iPhone XR — a low-cost Galaxy S10 variant, called the Galaxy S10E.
The 5.8-inch phone has striking similarities to the iPhone XR, particularly the bezels. One major difference, however, is that instead of a notch, the Galaxy S10E sports a "punch hole" camera cutout, freeing up plenty of space that ultimately makes for a cleaner look.
Speculation suggests the phone would sell for around $859. That's obviously far from "low-cost," but it's supposedly the cheapest of the Galaxy S10 lineup and only $100 more expensive than the iPhone XR, which retails for $749.
Samsung Galaxy S10E
This being a budget phone, Samsung had to cut corners to keep the price as low as possible. As such, the curved display is gone, replaced by a flat surface similar to the iPhone XR.
The leaked images also show that there are only two cameras on the back instead of the same triple-camera system rumored to be on the rest of the higher-end Galaxy S10 lineup.
Finally, whereas the premium versions are rumored to have an in-display fingerprint sensor, this budget option has a side sensor instead. An odd choice, to be sure, seeing as how most manufacturers have moved away from this configuration.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Rumors
There are four Galaxy S10 rumors that'll be released, according to several rumors. Apart from this budget model, Samsung will also release a standard Galaxy S10, a Galaxy S10 Plus, and one ultimate variant that supports 5G connectivity.
Speculation point to these phones coming equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chips, up to 6 GB of RAM, and possibly even 1 TB of storage, seeing as Samsung recently confirmed it's begun mass producing 1 TB storage chips.
As always, take every rumor with a grain of salt, no matter how convincing and "official" they seem to appear. Even still, WinFuture is usually right on the money when it comes to these things, but it never hurts to stay cautious.
Samsung is scheduled to announce the Galaxy S10 later this February. Make sure to check back with Tech Times as we learn more information.
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