While the world is collectively losing their minds over the recently announced foldable device from Samsung, there is still a lot of information leaking about the upcoming Galaxy S10 devices. Many have speculated that the S10 will be coming three variants much like the P20 and M20 Lineup from Huawei, there is now talk also about the type of storage that the S10 will likely come with.
As of right now, the de facto flash storage standard in high-end flagships and some of the mid-tier premium devices such as OnePlus 6T, Poco F1, and Honor Play is the UFS2.1 storage. For those who are not aware of the what UFS is, it stands for Universal Flash Storage, and it determines the transfer speed of data within the phone and also, to some degree, the speed when connected to an external device, such as a computer.
UFS 2.1 was capable of transferring, 600 MB/s of data and is supported by the Snapdragon 845 and 835 SoC, and Kirin 980, 970, and 960 along with the Exynos 9820. While these numbers are great, back in January, UFS 3.0 standard was also released but has since not been implemented in any smartphone. The UFS 3.0 storage offers double the memory bandwidth over UFS 2.1 and will go hand in hand with the arrival of 5G networks next year. This would certainly make the Galaxy S10 a fast device.
At Qualcomm’s 4G5G summit in Hong Kong late October, Samsung had confirmed new products that will come with UFS 3.0 storage in the first half of 2019. While Samsung has not mentioned the phone by name, one can assume that this kind of storage will only be debuted with Samsung flagship devices.
As the S10 is likely the only flagship device from Samsung in the first half, we are quite certain that the UFS 3.0 storage will be coming with the Galaxy S10. The report had also stated that UFS 3.0 storage is likely going to be offered only in 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB variants.
Other Galaxy S10 Features
Apart from UFS 3.0 storage, the Galaxy S10 is also likely to come with a triple-camera setup on the back on at least two of the three rumoured models. The use of an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner, which is much more accurate and faster than optical in-display sensors in the OnePlus 6T, is also something that might debut on the Galaxy S10.
As usual, the S10 will also be the first smartphone to come with Qualcomm’s latest SoC which is rumoured to be called as the Qualcomm 8150 chipset. India will obviously get the Exynos variant of the smartphone. Waiting for the Galaxy S10? Remember to sell your used smartphone on Cashify when you upgrade!