Jan 30th, 2019

As we inch our way closer to the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S10, the news about the device is shifting. Rather than another leak regarding the phone’s specifications, today we’re learning that Samsung has started the production lines for the Galaxy S10 and that they’ve been “at full throttle since last week.” The news comes from the Korean Herald, quoting a supplier who revealed that “Samsung started mass producing the Galaxy S10 at its manufacturing lines in Korea on Jan. 25.”

The same source confirmed that the devices that are currently rolling off the production line are 4G variants with no 5G capabilities, but that the “5G Galaxy S10 is still in the pipeline and will start being produced later during the first half.”

The report also claims that the three main variants of the Samsung Galaxy S10 will all have in-display fingerprint sensors. The high-end Galaxy S10 and S10+ are both expected to feature an ultra-sonic fingerprint sensor built by Qualcomm while the Galax yS10 Lite will feature a cheaper optical sensor similar to those we’ve seen in other smartphones already. 

The retail launch date of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is still up in the air, but Samsung has scheduled an Unpacked event on February 20th in San Francisco which is when the Samsung Galaxy S10 is expected to be unveiled. With production already underway, Samsung should have several million Samsung Galaxy S10 units available for a retail launch in early March.

Source: The Investor