Galaxy S10 is expected to be debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC), an annual technology show, in February.
The hardware has been heavily rumoured to come in at least three versions, a move that would represent somewhat of a break in tradition for Samsung that has typically released its S-line of devices in only standard and “+” variants.
A cheaper model of the Galaxy S10 is expected that could be part of an effort from Samsung to combat increased competition from Chinese manufacturers such as Huawei, Xiaomi and OnePlus.
However, in order to achieve its lower price tag the device is understood to forgo some premium features.
A recent report from Bloomberg insisted this could result in the more affordable Galaxy S10 arriving without a signature Samsung curved display.
The Wall Street Journal has also iterated a fourth model of the Galaxy S10 is also in the works that has six cameras, is equipped for 5G network speeds and has a gargantuan 6.7-inch display.
It is assumed standard and “+” models of the Galaxy S10 will also be made available.
Where Samsung is expected to follow the example set by past devices with the S10 is in regard to its processor.
The South Korean tech giant typically varies the chipset inside its flagship devices depending on the region it is sold in.
That resulted in the Galaxy S9 and S9 boasting Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 unit in some region and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 in others.
For that reason it is expected some models of the Galaxy S10 will tout the tech giant’s new Exynos 9820 hardware and Qualcomm’s newly-announced Snapdragon 855 processor.
And it appears the chipset under the hood of the S10 could allow it to have a huge advantage over the Mate 20 Pro, at least if leaked benchmarked scores are to be believed.
AnTuTu, a benchmarking platform that analyses the internals of a device and presents it with an overall score recently took to Weibo and posted a comparison chart between the Snapdragon 845, Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor that is housed inside the Mate 20 Pro in addition to Samsung’s Exynos 9820 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855.
The Snapdragon 855 achieved the highest score in the test with a laudable tally of 343,051 based on overall performance.
Exynos 9820 came in at second place with a score of 325,067 while the Mate 20 Pro’s Kirin 980 achieved a figure of 309,425.
Predictably, the Snapdragon 845 came last with a score of 290,455.
Such a score could mean the Galaxy S10 could be faster at carrying out tasks overall than the Mate 20 Pro when it is released next year.
However, it is worth noting that while benchmark scores can be used as a good barometer for performance, they are not always fully reflective of day-to-day usage.
And although rumours are heating up surrounding the Galaxy S10, neither the device nor its processor has been officially confirmed by Samsung.