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It looks like Galaxy S10 will miss MWC, launch in San Francisco, London instead

Samsung will reportedly show off its foldable phone at the event too, giving us another look at the radical device.

Published onJanuary 10, 2019

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Samsung will apparently launch its Galaxy S10 series of smartphones on February 20 in San Francisco and London.

The news comes via The Wall Street Journal, citing “people familiar with the matter.” If the speculation is accurate, it means Samsung won’t be launching its 2019 flagships in Barcelona as part of Mobile World Congress festivities.

It wouldn’t be the first time the Korean manufacturer skipped MWC for its flagship S series, having done so for the Galaxy S8 family. Nevertheless, the firm’s most recent MWC launches include last year’s Galaxy S9 and 2016’s Galaxy S7.

Previous rumors suggest that we’ll see at least three Galaxy S10 variants at launch, namely a Lite model, standard version, and Plus device. The outlet says a 5G model is also in the works, but it’s tipped to land “later in the spring.”

The 5G version of the Galaxy S10 will likely land on Sprint in summer 2019

The Wall Street Journal‘s sources add that Samsung will use the February 20 event to show off its foldable phone. The company first revealed the device at its developer conference in November, but the brand took several measures to hide the phone’s full design. We assume Samsung is now ready to show off the final design and other details.

All eyes will be on the company for this event, especially after it suffered a somewhat bruising 2018. With Huawei on the rise and a declining smartphone market, Samsung is under pressure to deliver.

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