It appears that Samsung is one step closer to rolling out its upcoming Galaxy S10 series to consumers. The South Korean tech giant has reportedly kicked off mass production for its next-generation flagship smartphone both in its home country and abroad.
According to a new report by The Investor, which cites sources from Samsung's supply chain, the Galaxy S10 devices began hitting production lines on January 25. The start of manufacturing work on the phone comes at an opportune moment as Samsung is scheduled to hold its Unpacked event on February 20 in San Francisco, where it is expected to announce the Galaxy S10.
However, for those who are anticipating a 5G variant of the device, don't get your hopes up just yet. The report claims that devices currently in production include only 4G handsets. That said, an industry source added that Samsung will be mass producing the 5G Galaxy S10 later in the first half of 2019 in partnership with Verizon and AT&T.
The 5G variant is likely to be one of four expected Galaxy S10 models to see the light of day next month, with the other three being the Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10+, and the standard version. While there's no official imagery of the devices, prototypes of the Galaxy S10+ have been reportedly spotted at least twice in public over the past few weeks, revealing very slim bezels and a punch-hole design for two cameras. Official specs and features of the phone are likely to be disclosed next month during Samsung's event.
Source: The Investor