The Galaxy S10 was not explicitly mentioned, but all the signs are there.
An illustration depicted in the patent filing shows a Galaxy device with a fingerprint sensor on the back of the display.
The flagship had initially been rumoured to arrive in three models, a move that would diverge from S-line products that have released in only standard and "+" variants the past few years. How well that design will work in practice remains to be seen, though it's bound to be even less intrusive on the regular Galaxy S10 that's expected to only feature a single front camera and should hence have an even larger screen-to-body ratio. The renders also show the device as having a gradient-style color scheme, which is something that's been popularized by Huawei, as per Android Authority. Of course, Samsung will have a 5G Exynos modem for use in other markets.
LetsGoDigital recently outed patent applications that suggested Samsung is working on a number of different design ideas for the Galaxy S10.
"Samsung offers end-to-end solutions that are accelerating the wide scale adoption of 5G and help us realize our vision of truly connected living", said Justin Denison, senior vice president, Mobile Product Strategy and Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. This marks the first time a smartphone was used for 5G communication on a mobile carrier's commercial network and not under testing conditions.
Now, Verizon and Samsung jointly announced tonight that they will launch 5G mobile phones for the USA market in the first half of 2019. The Galaxy S10 family is expected to be unveiled at the next iteration of Mobile World Congress which is kicking off in Barcelona, Spain, in late February.
"Together, Samsung and Verizon have made huge gains in bringing 5G commercial services to consumers in several cities".