Samsung might launch a budget flagship with Snapdragon 855 that’s cheaper than Galaxy S10e

“Samsung Galaxy S10e has several downgrades compared to its siblings and the rumoured cost-effective flagship will have to compromise even further to save on costs”

Samsung at the MWC 2019 has launched the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G model, and the Galaxy Fold smartphones. According to a Twitter user by the name of Star Universe, the brand is now said to be working on an affordable flagship that will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. This will be a “cost-effective flagship phone” that will be priced lower than the Galaxy S10e, despite the presence of the same Snapdragon processor.

Unfortunately, no further details about the smartphone are available at the moment. Up until now, Samsung was expected to introduce six Snapdragon 855 powered handsets including the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, the upcoming 5G-enabled Galaxy S10, Galaxy Fold, and the Galaxy Note 10. But with the new mystery phone, the count now goes up to seven. Samsung’s Galaxy S10 series this year starts at $749 and Rs 55,900 for the Galaxy S10e, meaning the upcoming flagship with the same processor should cost lower than that and also not have fancy new features like an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, triple rear cameras, or an edge-to-edge display.

With the Galaxy S10e already compromising on certain aspects, this cheaper Samsung flagship with Snapdragon 855 will be watered down even further. It might not pack an AMOLED display that is found on the S10 series, instead opting for a LCD panel. RAM and storage options will be likely contenders for downgrades too as will the glass back. It is possible that the said low-cost Samsung flagship might pack a physical fingerprint sensor, like the S10e.

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At this point, these details are just plain speculation and still a rumour, especially one by a little known tipster, so it is suggested to take this with a grain of salt. But the idea of Samsung launching a budget flagship with powerful Snapdragon 855 processor, despite some comprises in build quality and other hardware cutdowns surely sound exciting and should change the mid-range flagship game and help it compete better with OnePlus.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Specifications
Performance
Octa core (2.73 GHz, Dual Core + 2.31 GHz, Dual core + 1.95 GHz, Quad core)
Samsung Exynos 9 Octa
8 GB RAM
Display
6.1 inches (15.49 cm)
1440x3040 px, 551 PPI
Dynamic AMOLED
Camera
12 MP + 12 MP + 16 MP Triple Primary Cameras
LED Flash
10 MP Front Camera
Battery
3400 mAh
Fast Charging
USB Type-C port
Samsung Galaxy S10 Price View All
Rs. 66,900.00
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Sai Krishna is a close follower of tech and everything that has the word 'smart' involved. This makes him passionate to write about everything revolving around the world of technology. He can always be seen surfing the web and while he’s not working, you can find him re-watching Seinfeld and reading comics.
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