It looks Samsung is planning for a big year when it comes to mobile in 2019, with a new Wall Street Journal report (paywall) stating that the South Korean manufacturer has a bunch of smartphones in store.
More specifically they plan to reveal a reported four variations of the Galaxy S10, with one model in particular packing quite a few features.
This new offering is referred to internally as the “Beyond X”, which leads us to believe it will be called something like the Galaxy S10 Pro, especially as the Plus moniker will likely be used for one of the remaining three devices that are rumoured to be on the way.
According to WSJ’s sources, the Beyond X Galaxy S10 will have a mammoth 6.7″ display, along with supporting 5G connectivity, as many of next year’s new Android phones are aiming to do.
Added to this is a grand total of six cameras, with four placed on the rear and two up front. The former set of cameras will probably opt for the same sort of setup as seen on the Samsung Galaxy A9. That particular model features a primary lens, an ultra wide-angle option, lens with enhanced optical zoom and depth-of-field lens.
With Huawei leading the way among flagship phones when it comes to photographic capabilities, it would make sense that Samsung wants to hit back with a highly-specced offering of its own.
Speaking of Huawei, the Beyond X could also steal one of the features we saw on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro – reverse charging.
At this stage Samsung has remained relatively tight-lipped on its Galaxy devices for the first half of 2019, only mentioning that its Foldable Phone will appear in late-February/early-March.
As such we’ll have to wait for an official comment from Samsung, or rather the usual leaked images that appear a few weeks before the device is unveiled.