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Samsung S10 codenames and SKUs emerge

by on19 September 2018

5G, Qualcomm and Exynos mix

The chaps at XDA developers have got their hands on a Galaxy S9+ Android 9.0 / Pie ROM and found proof and the codenames for existing and future Galaxy S10 phones.

The firmware reveals four different codenames beyond 0, beyond 1, beyond 2 and beyond 2 5G. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to decipher that the beyond 5G is a 5G NR version of the phone.

Beyond is obviously the main codename for the whole Galaxy S10 (Galaxy S X) generation while the numbers represent different versions. The number 0 is according to XDA developers, possibly at 5.8 smallest device with single camera, 1 5.8-inch phone with dual cameras and 2 is likely to be the largest variant, the so-called +. Since Apple launched three phones it is safe to assume that Samsung will launch three different sizes and price ranges too.

Ssrm beyond2q5G XX

Let’s dig a bit deeper into these codenames. Ssrm_beyond0lte__XX is an Exynos 4G LTE version of the phone while Ssrm_beyond0qlte__XX is the Snapdragon version of the phone, most likely powered by Snapdragon 855 without 5G, the Snapdragon X50 companion chip.

Ssrm_beyond1lte__XX again Exynos version with 7nm SoC while Ssrm_beyond1qlte__XX will ride the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 without 5G capable Snapdragon X50.

Ssrm_beyond2lte__XX again Exynos 7nm based Galaxy phone, most likely with a large screen 6.44 inch, in display fingerprint three rear and two front cameras while Ssrm_beyond2q5G__XX will pack a Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem. This is  probably the first Galaxy with 5G support targeting advanced markets who will go after 5G NR in 2019 such as the US, some parts of Europe, China and Korea to name but a few.

Ssrm_beyond2qlte__XX is a Snapdragon 855 version of the phone without 5G support while Samsung also has Ssrm_beyond25g__XX most likely with its own 5G NR Exynos modem. Samsung ,for example, launches Exynos only models all over Europe but most of the US gets the Snapdragon version of the phones.

It won’t be that long to wait before we see the first Galaxy 10 phones as they are scheduled to launch in late Q1 2019, most likely at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in late February.

Last modified on 19 September 2018
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