“Samsung Galaxy S10 SM-G9708 model number is for the variant headed to the Chinese market and supports TD-LTE and FDD-LTE networks”
A new variant of the Samsung Galaxy S10 has received certification from the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The listing shows the smartphone with model number SM-G9708, which is said to be the China variant of the upcoming handset. The Galaxy S10 range is said to carry the model numbers SM-G9700, SM-G9730, and SM-G9750, which have already been certified by CMIIT.
The new Galaxy S10 variant received the certification in early November but did not come to light till now. Its listing also shows the telecom bands the SM-G9708 handset will support, which show TD-LTE and FDD-LTE support but do not mention 5G. The top-of-the-line Galaxy S10 variant is reportedly going to support 5G speeds thanks to the Snapdragon 8150 SoC and Snapdragon X50 modem. There is not much else to glean from the information provided by this listing.
Samsung Galaxy S10 is said to be launching at MWC 2019 in late February, with three variants on the cards. The Galaxy S10 Lite is said to have a 5.8-inch display, single rear camera, and side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Above it will be the Galaxy S10 with 5.8-inch display, dual rear cameras, and in-display fingerprint sensor. Next in the lineup will be the Galaxy S10 Plus that is reportedly coming with a larger 6.4-inch panel, triple cameras on the back, and in-display fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy S10 5G variant, on the other hand, is said to have a 6.7-inch display, triple rear cameras, ceramic back panel, TOF cameras for 3D face recognition, and in-display fingerprint sensor. This model is said to be launching in March, in time for the rollout of 5G services in the US and South Korea. China, Japan, and certain countries in Europe will start 5G rollout in the second half of 2019.