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Samsung’s 10th anniversary Galaxy might be a 6.7-inch, six-camera flagship with 5G

Samsung’s 10th anniversary Galaxy might be a 6.7-inch, six-camera flagship with 5G


Codenamed ‘Beyond X’

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Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 is expected to be a huge update to its line of flagship phones. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the 10th anniversary of its main smartphone will have three versions of the regular Galaxy S10 as well as a superpowered “Beyond X” model that would feature a 6.7-inch display, six cameras, and support for 5G.

The three S10 models are expected to range in size from 5.8 inches (the current size of the S9) to 6.4 inches (slightly larger than the S9 Plus), and feature between three and five cameras between the front and back, depending on the model.

The company is also reportedly considering adding a reverse wireless charging feature that could allow the S10 models to share battery life with other devices, like another phone or a pair of headphones, similar to Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro.

Samsung’s “Beyond X” model looks to the future

The “Beyond X” model is said to offer a massive 6.7-inch display (the Galaxy Note 9 has a 6.4-inch screen), a total of six cameras (two front-facing and four rear), and support for next-generation 5G networks. The “Beyond X” sounds a lot like Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone X, at least conceptually. It’s a drastic update that pushes the design and technology of the entire lineup further into the future, instead of just iterating on a past design.

With all the different screen sizes and form factors in play, it’s also possible that the S10 and Beyond X phones could feature some of the new notched displays that Samsung teased at its developer conference earlier in November, too.

According to the WSJ, all four phones may be announced as early as an event in mid-February. The three S10 models are expected to hit the market first, and the “Beyond X” model is intended to arrive whenever carriers have 5G service to support it, which is expected to be sometime this spring.

This is all in addition to the foldable phone that Samsung has already teased for release sometime next year, which the WSJ notes may be called the “Galaxy Flex,” although there’s less information about when that phone will be released.