We can probably blame/attribute this to Apple again, like we have with so many other things in this industry. Just as there is the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, there’s the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. There have been these two variants with each generation for a little while now, and the Plus model is always bigger and sometimes with better specs or features. Samsung is reportedly expanding that lineup with the Galaxy S10 by offering a third option: the “Beyond 0” at the entry-level.

The “Beyond” moniker makes a lot more sense when you consider what Samsung calls its phones internally. At the moment, the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ are being referred to as the Beyond 1 and the Beyond 2, respectively. As such, it makes sense that a Beyond 0 would slot below that.

Remember when we saw the Vivo APEX concept at MWC? Remember how cool we thought the in-screen fingerprint sensor was? And then we found out it was actually heading into mass production as the Vivo NEX?

Well, it’s rumored that the S10 and S10+ will have an in-display fingerprint reader too.

That’ll be the big flagship feature that help Samsung’s latest hotness stand out from the crowd. For users gravitating more toward the entry-level, the “Beyond 0” Galaxy S10 (Lite? Mini?) will go with a side-mounted fingerprint reader instead. This is still a departure from the rear-mounted fingerprint readers they’ve been using for the last two generations.

We’re also hearing that the larger Galaxy S10+ will rock a triple-camera configuration like the Huawei P20 Pro. What’s different is that one of those lens will be an ultra wide-angle with a 123 degree field of view. That’s wider than the 107-degree wide angle on the LG G7 ThinQ.

But… we’ve still got several months before the Galaxy S10 family is announced early next year. Besides, we’ve still got the new Galaxy Note 9 with a Bluetooth S-Pen to look forward to this fall.

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