We're still a long way off this announcement, and still have the Note 9 to get through first.
Samsung is perpetually facing fierce competition in the flagship category.
If Samsung decides to go through with such a move, it could help to combat the trend of the latest flagships rising in price. On Tuesday, AndroidHeadlines shared what it claims to be the first official render of Samsung's next flagship phone, confirming countless reports which had led us to believe that the Note 9 would forego a full redesign and stick with numerous design choices of the Note 8. If Samsung stays true to form, the USA version of the Galaxy S10+ should get the Snapdragon 855, which would be Qualcomm's entry into the 7nm processor market.
The cheaper Galaxy S10 will have the fingerprint reader mounted on the side of the device's frame, according to the report.
A Korean news site called The Bell and Ice Universe have referred to the alleged new S10s as Beyond 0, Beyond 1 and Beyond 2.
The front-facing camera, iris scanner, assorted sensors, LED, and earpiece are in the same spots they were in the Galaxy Note 8.
The reveal, which sees Honor totally skip the Note 9 in its series of phablets (the last Honor Note was the 2016 Note 8), will no-doubt raise eyebrows at Samsung, which is gearing up for the launch of its Galaxy Note 9 device in August 9 at its Galaxy Unpacked event. It will allegedly contain an oct-core configuration with two Exynos M4 big cores, either 2 Cortex-A75 or A76 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores.