Samsung Galaxy S10 Might Have Four Versions, Leak Suggests

Samsung Galaxy S10+
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A new leak suggests that Samsung might be working on, and will soon release, four different Galaxy S10 versions.

According to the XDA Developer Blog, they were analyzing the system apps for the Samsung Galaxy S9+'s Android 9 Pie update when they stumbled upon some details that seem to confirm the existence of a fourth version for the upcoming Galaxy S10 flagship smartphone.

XDA says the Android 9 Pie framework mentioned four Galaxy S10 models, starting from the smallest to the largest versions. Mashable reported that according to earlier rumors, especially coming from noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there'll be three Galaxy S10 versions only. XDA's recent find, however, shows that there would be four.

Previous reports said the Galaxy S10 models will differ in sizes. According to the XML files unearthed by XDA, they will differ in various areas: size, processor, and network capabilities. They found the code names "beyond0lte," "beyond0qlte," "beyond1lte," "beyond1qlte," "beyond2lte," "beyond2qlte," "beyond25g," and "beyond2q5g."

These codes aren't really difficult to understand. Samsung used the name "beyond" as an internal reference to the Galaxy S10. The letters and numbers that follow "beyond" indicate the model size, the processor it uses, and if it has LTE or 5G capabilities.

Note that "0" refers to the low-end model, followed by "1" as the main model, and "2" as the largest. The presence of a "q" indicates that model will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor; without a "q" it's going to run on an Exynos chip. Lastly, "5g" means it has 5G.

In short, there are four models that can come with either a Qualcomm Snapdragon or Exynos processor:

"beyond0" is probably the smallest and most affordable Samsung Galaxy S10 variant. Possibly with a 5.8-inch screen, side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a single rear camera;

"beyond1" the the main version, rumored to feature a 5.8-inch AMOLED display and dual rear cameras;

"beyond2" is a version believed to feature a 6.44-inch screen, two front-facing cameras and three rear cameras; and

"beyond25g" is the fourth version, believed to be Samsung's first Galaxy phone that supports 5G.

Samsung is expected to launch these devices with either an Exynos 9820 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150, while the 5G version might have an Exynos 5100 or Snapdragon X50.

Although the XML files seem to confirm previous rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S10, they only refer to unfinished projects. This means there's no guarantee that Samsung will indeed release four Galaxy S10 versions.

Stay tuned for more updates as they come.

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